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Remember Monday? Those mashed potatoes?

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Told you I had plans for them!! Those mashers would make the perfect side to this maple glazed baked salmon…with roasted brussels sprouts and pears because ahh, it’s fall!

For some reason as soon as the days get cold and the nights get looooonnnng, I forget all about seafood. Like it literally leaves my brain and does not return again until spring. I know, this is horrible, but all my mind wants to think about is all the cozy foods, like pasta, soup, and roasted chicken. Well, I changed my thought process this week and made us all salmon…fall inspired salmon, of course. And I promise, it’s just as cozy and delicious as any roasted chicken. Especially with this maple-soy glaze, roasted brussels sprouts and pears. AND, it could be even cozier when served with a side of these cheesy mashed potatoes. <–do this, obviously.

I am going to be totally honest, I had other plans for today’s recipe. I was testing out a few recipes last week and when one chicken dinner failed miserably I decided to pick my spirits back up and create a simple salmon dinner. I had some frozen fillets in the freezer and pairing them with a maple-soy glaze sounded so delicious…over a bed of roasted veggies and pears, mmmm. Then I remember I had leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge and I was SOLD.

Dinner was ready in under and hour and umm, it was just perfection. Simple, fast, colorful, healthy and cozy!! Yes, yes, yes!!

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestMaple Glazed Baked Salmon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I am really into using maple in both sweet and savory recipes right now. I just cannot get over the flavor it has and it seems to combine so well with all things fall. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the saltiness of the soy, and the hit of spice from the cayenne…guys, that is what’s happening in this glaze. Maple, soy, orange juice, and a pinch of cayenne (use it to your taste…I added a lot!). Whoa, just FOUR ingredients. I honestly didn’t know I could create a 4 ingredient recipe like this.

OK, well technically the whole recipe is not four ingredients, just the salmon portion is, but trust me, you totally NEED the brussels sprouts and roasted pears to round out the meal. Plus, if you didn’t already know, roasted pears are delicious!

And while the addition of mashed potatoes are totally your choice, I highly recommend them, like highly. I mean, since we are eating health food, the bowl of mashed potatoes is totally cool. Life well balanced. 🙂

Oh and lastly, is it just me or this whole getting dark at four in the afternoon thing a real bummer? I loved the extra hour of sleep on Sunday, but I mean, really it’s pitch black here by five. Totally not into it. Anyone else with me?

Keeping things short today, as mom told me that I must not write a lot today…ooopsies! Have a great Wednesday!

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Maple Glazed Salmon.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 502 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a 9x13 inch baking dish, whisk together the maple, soy sauce, orange juice, cayenne, and pepper. Place the salmon flesh side down in the maple sauce. Let sit 15 minutes.
  • On a baking sheet, combine the brussels sprouts, pears, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat. Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the salmon from the maple sauce and add to the baking sheet with the brussels sprouts and pears. Transfer to the oven and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the salmon has reached your desired doneness.
  • Meanwhile, pour the remaining maple sauce into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced into a glaze.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the salmon and serve with a side of the roasted brussels sprouts and pears...ok and these [mashed potatoes | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-three-cheese-mashed-potatoes/].

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

PS. I’ll be adding pomegranate arils to every single recipe from here on out. Can’t get enough.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is SO good and so easy! My husband’s client dropped off some pears fresh from the orchard and I was looking for ways to use them. I always trust your recipes and this one did not disappoint. Even used the right amount of cayenne! Served with wild rice, a salad, and a glass of wine.

  2. Made this recipe a couple of times and the family absolutely loved it! The roasted pears are so good and the addition of the pomegranate helps to cut through all the sweetness.
    However I have a slight problem! The skin of my fillets all end up soggy and unedible, and I just end up removing it before serving and chucking it. Was just wondering if you have any tips on crisping up the skin?

    1. Hi Xin! so happy you love this recipe! So I didn’t mean for the skin to be eaten with this recipe, BUT try flipping the salmon over so that it is skin side up and then broil it for 1-2 minutes until it is crisp. That should do it! let me know if you have questions. 🙂

  3. This recipe is INCREDIBLE! Who would have thought that roasted pears would be the perfect addition to a dish? Total game-changer. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  4. This salmon glaze is unbelievable. Unbelievable. I will be making this glaze over and over again from this time forward, until I get sick of it. Thank you! I love your blog and your Instagram feed, every recipe I have tried of yours has been delightful.

  5. We made this last night and all I can say is WOW! We ate in silence because it is that good! We used apples and they cooked perfectly, along with everything else! We will definitely be making this again! 🙂

  6. Omg that looks delish and sounds easy enough. I’ll be trying that this weekend. And I completely agree with you… this whole getting dark at 5pm thing is cramping my style!

    1. Yes!! Thank you so much!! Hope you love it!! Even though it will most likely be dark when you get to try it /: haha!

  7. This salmon with veggies looks so incredible! I’m actually drooling over the pictures while I’m eating oatmeal for breakfast lol!

  8. It’s so true how the colder weather makes you forget about fish. Totally happened to me already until yesterday when I remembered we have like 10 pounds of Copper River Salmon in our freezer downstairs, next time I need these taters with it!

  9. Made this today and it was amazing! Sheet Pan Dinners are my go-to on weeknights, and this one was a winner. I added 2 Tbls of pomegranate molasses to the marinade/glaze mixture. The salmon was wonderful! Thanks!

  10. As a vegetarian, its easy to go right past recepes using meat of any kind. I am becoming a little more open-minded about looking into posts, if not about adding meat to my diet. The accompaniments/sides are worthy, without the ‘main event’! Also, lokking beyond the salmon, the maple glaze will be fine with roasted or baked veggies, or even as a sauce for whole grains or rice. Thanks!

    1. I’m so happy you were able to make it vegetarian! I totally agree that it would taste fantastic with roasted veggies! Thanks so much! So happy you liked it!

  11. is this baking time for the frozen salmon filets you used or fresh?

    I have salmon filets in the freezer I have been trying to figure out what to do with and this sounds perfect!

    1. Hey Beth! I like to thaw my salmon before baking, so the cooking time if for fresh. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

  12. Oh my gosh! This looks like the best dinner ever! I seem to want to add maple syrup to everything. I was just saying that I feel like im spending so much money on maple syrup these days since we always seem to be out of it.

  13. I do not like this early darkness either. I really like maple and I am sure my husband would love this. I am not a seafood person.