Maple Soy Grilled Salmon Steaks

I haven’t made salmon in such a long time and like everyone else I always say I should eat more fish, but never do. So let’s get our omega on and eat some salmon.

Did you know that salmon are considered very intelligent fish? Salmon are born in fresh water and then they spend a long time navigating in open sea only to swim back to their birthplace. For this reason they’re known as brain food. For this reason alone we should eat a lot of brain food. LOL

All joking aside salmon is good for you, for many reasons. There was a time when I used to eat a lot of salmon, but I think I ate so much of it that I got sick of eating salmon all the time. It’s the only thing I used to order at restaurants.


However, it’s also quite easy to make salmon at home, and this recipe requires only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have at home and you’ll end up with some incredibly delicious fish. The marinade is simple with some maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. It’s sweet and salty, my kind of flavours.

I decided to use salmon steaks because I like how they look, so pretty, but salmon fillets would work as well and then you don’t have to worry about the bones, so that might be better especially if you’re serving it to kids.

Salmon is perfect served with some broccoli or a side salad, making it the perfect light and healthy lunch or dinner.


  • 4 salmon steaks
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish, optional
  1. In a shallow dish or a baking dish whisk together the soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and the pepper flakes. Add salmon to the dish and turn it around to get the glaze all over. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least an hour.
  2. Grill the salmon on both sides, until salmon is cooked through or to your liking. I left mine about 4 minutes per side. As you’re grilling the salmon, brush with remaining glaze on each side.
  3. Serve garnished with some green onions and sesame seeds, with a side of vegetables or salad.
Total time does not include time for marinating the salmon.
Nutrition information:
Serving size: 1 salmon steak Calories: 227 Fat: 9.7g Saturated fat: 1.4g Unsaturated fat: 0.0gTrans fat: 0.0g Carbohydrates: 15.5g Sugar: 12.0g Sodium: 945mg Fiber: 0.0g Protein: 20.6gCholesterol: 44mg