This salmon gets marinated in a maple and jalapeno sauce, then gets topped with additional maple syrup during baking, for a perfect spicy-sweet marriage of flavors. This only has a hint of heat, so double the jalapeno if desired. Use center-cut salmon fillets that are approximately 1 inch thick.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
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55 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/2 of the jalapeno pepper, garlic, vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a mini food processor or small blender jar; blend until smooth.

  • Place salmon fillets in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade on top, seal, and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and let the bag sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Remove salmon from marinade and pat dry. Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet and season with additional salt and pepper. Slice remaining jalapeno pepper thinly and place on top of salmon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Brush 2 teaspoons maple syrup onto the fillets and return to the hot oven. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 36g 72% DV; carbohydrates 31.9g 10% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 74.7mg 25% DV; sodium 732.8mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This was excellent! I’m a huge maple syrup fan anyways, but with the jalapeño heat the sweetness of the syrup just complimented the salmon. I used jar peppers and marinated probably more than recommend, but followed the rest of the recipe exact and it was so good. We eat salmon a few times a month so this will be in the rotation. I served with cilantro lime rice and a bean medley. Thank you for the recipe! Read More