This Maple Chipotle Salmon is bursting with bold, delicious flavors. It's also breeze to make! Salmon is pan-seared then coated in a sweet and spicy maple chipotle sauce then finished in the oven.
It's no secret that we love salmon in our house. We also love lots of bold flavors. So what you get when you combine the two? This incredible Maple Chipotle Salmon of course!
There is nothing intimidating about this recipe. All the ingredients of are easy to locate at your local grocer and the process is quick and simple. You wouldn't be able to tell by the end result, however. Your guests will be so impressed by this dish - just bask in the glory, sis!
Making Maple Chipotle Salmon
Preparing the Salmon
For this dish you will need about 1.25 pounds of fresh salmon with the skin on.
Slice your salmon into four pieces about the same size, leaving the skin on. Season each of your salmon pieces with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and chipotle pepper. Set aside while you make your glaze.
Making the Maple Chipotle Glaze
In a medium bowl, whisk together ¼ cup of pure maple syrup, about a tablespoon of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 3 cloves of fresh minced garlic, a teaspoon or so of liquid aminos or soy sauce and the juice of half a lemon.
Pour glaze into a baking dish large enough to hold all of your salmon filets.
Transfer salmon filets to baking dish flesh side down. Make sure all of the flesh of the salmon gets coated with the Maple Chipotle Glaze.
Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
How to Cook Maple Chipotle Salmon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in an oven proof skillet (I love cast iron) on medium high heat.
Add marinated salmon filets flesh side down and cook 2-3 minutes. Do not discard marinade! Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.
Pour remaining glaze into skillet right on top of your salmon and transfer skillet to preheated oven. Cook for 4-6 minutes for medium/medium-well.
Remove salmon from oven and top with fresh chopped scallions and serve immediately!
And that's it! I told you it was simple. Any comments or suggestions? Tell me below!
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Maple Chipotle Glaze
- ¼ cup maple syrup pure
- 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoon minced garlic about 3 cloves
- 1 teaspoon liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice half a lemon
- Cut salmon filet into four even sized pieces, leaving skin on.
- Season each salmon piece with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chipotle pepper. Set salmon aside while you make Maple Chipotle Glaze.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced garlic, liquid aminos and lemon juice. Pour glaze into a baking dish large enough to hold salmon pieces.
- Add salmon to baking dish with glaze flesh side down. Ensure all sides of salmon get coated with glaze. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Once salmon is finished marinating, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Also heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in an oven proof skillet (I love cast iron) over medium high heat.
- Add salmon to skillet flesh side down and cook for 2-3 minutes. Do not discard marinade! Flip salmon and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Pour remaining Maple Chipotle Glaze leftover in marinade pan into the skillet right on top of salmon.
- Transfer skillet to oven and cook for 4-6 minutes for medium/medium-well. Remove salmon from oven, top with fresh chopped scallions and serve immediately.