Pan-Fried Maple Salmon

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Pan-fried maple syrup salmon
4 portions


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 x 150g salmon fillets
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 pak choi, chopped
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • Handful of coriander

For the Maple glaze:

  • 5 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)  
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 20g fresh grated ginger
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. In a bowl, whisk maple syrup, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, chilli and sesame seeds together. Transfer to a sealable food bag and add salmon fillets.
  2. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour and leave to infuse.
  3. Heat a heavy-bottomed pan on high with the olive oil and place salmon fillets skin-side down along with the red onions and pak choi.
  4. Gently fry and flip the salmon side after 3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with lime and coriander.

Spice up your midweek meals with this quick and easy pan-fried salmon recipe. Light, aromatic flavours borrowed from Asian cuisine lend a sweet and subtly spicy zing to the salmon fillets. Perfect for lunch and dinner, this maple salmon dish is an excellent all-rounder to add to your wheelhouse.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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