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maple salmon

Maple Salmon

Lisa Kamolnick
Maple salmon is a festive and flavorful fish dish baked en papillote in a swirl of maple syrup, ginger, and lemon.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Rest Time 5 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 12 people


  • 3 lb salmon steak
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon sliced thinly
  • 5 parsley sprigs


  • Zest lemon.
  • Slice one lemon into thin slices and deseed.
  • Shred ginger.
  • Break parsley into small sprigs.
  • Peel and thinly slice garlic.
  • Mix together all ingredients except salmon, lemon slices and parsley.
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  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Cut parchment paper large enough for salmon steak. The paper should be able to wrap around the steak completely.
  • Place parchment paper on large baking sheet, then place salmon on parchment paper.
  • Pour mixture out and brush onto salmon.
  • Lay lemon slices and parsley on salmon.
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  • Close paper up at top, with a double fold.
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  • Place in oven and bake until inner temperature reaches 130 to 140° F. Watch carefully to avoid overcooking. Cook time will be dependent upon thickness of the fish. The meat should flake away. If it is translucent, it is not cooked enough.
  • Remove salmon from oven and rest for 5 minutes. The salmon will continue cooking during the rest period.
  • While still in parchment paper, transfer to serving dish. Carefully remove paper.
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Serving Suggestions
Serve with a side of roasted asparagus and rice pilaf or steamed broccoli and garlic smashed potatoes.
Recipe Links
Roasted Asparagus
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Keyword maple, maple salmon, salmon, seafood