Very easy recipe for oven roasted salmon fillets with a maple-rum glaze. The first time I made it this instantly eclipsed another salmon recipe (with an orange-ginger sauce) that we had used and loved for years. Some folks might write this off due to the mustard, but the flavors blend so well it is undetectable.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk rum, maple syrup, and mustard together in a large glass or ceramic dish until marinade is well-combined. Place fillets in marinade and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Remove salmon from marinade, and shake off excess. Place fillets in a glass baking dish. Pour marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until glaze is reduced, about 10 minutes; set aside.

  • Bake fillets in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 20 to 30 minutes. Top fillets with glaze.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 30.3g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 63.1mg; sodium 248.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
Alright I've done this before. Syrup goes with meat it's weird and I get it. But seriously three ingredients? It. All. Works! And very well! Hubby complained that the salmon I picked wasn't from the fresh place he prefers but he still ended up licking his plate (nope no manners over here when the food is this good!). We'll be rotating this into our regular weeks for SURE. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2015
This recipe was just too sweet for my tastes. It needed some form of salt and also something sour to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. If I make this again I will probably add a teaspoon or so of soy sauce and a couple drops of toasted sesame oil. Also either a couple squeezes of lemon juice or a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. The rum did give it a nice flavor. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2015
This recipe was just too sweet for my tastes. It needed some form of salt and also something sour to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. If I make this again I will probably add a teaspoon or so of soy sauce and a couple drops of toasted sesame oil. Also either a couple squeezes of lemon juice or a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. The rum did give it a nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2015
Was really good. Ran out of maple syrup so used honey instead. Saved it in my favourits to use again. There is very little sauce but it was just enough since it is sweet. I recommend people trying it before dismissing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
Alright I've done this before. Syrup goes with meat it's weird and I get it. But seriously three ingredients? It. All. Works! And very well! Hubby complained that the salmon I picked wasn't from the fresh place he prefers but he still ended up licking his plate (nope no manners over here when the food is this good!). We'll be rotating this into our regular weeks for SURE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2019
Yummy. Rum give it a nice flavour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
Salmon is a favorite and I have cooked it and dined on it many time. Hands down this is the best salmon I have ever made or cooked. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2020
It’s a great combination of flavors, I like a bit of spice against my sweet, I add jalapeños to mine while marinating and then cook them either with the fish or in the sauce. Your choice Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2018
I added some soy sauce and molasses and it tastes good!! The recipe is good I just thought I'd give it my own flavoring!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2016
sauce was sweeter than I expected. the color and consistency was nothing like picture shown very thin and much lighter in color. I also baked it at 400 for only 15 minutes and it was well done. I used real maple syrup so I don't know if that made a difference. Overall I was not impressed. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2018
Rather sweet but with a little bit of spice it was a meal my wife loved. 8/10 Read More
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