Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon

With all the traveling and moving around that we do, it is so easy to miss some folks in the hustle and bustle. Easter 2019 remedied this for us as we got to spend it with one our favorite families. My cousins came to see and love on us for a couple days. One thing we love to do when getting together is eating good food and cooking good food. This was when I was introduced to maple ginger and garlic salmon. Life was forever changed for me.

Hot to Prepare Salmon for Cooking in the Skillet

When cooking any fish or seafood, please ensure that the seafood is not overly moist. A couple dabs of a paper towel can remove excess water which will allow the seafood (salmon in this case) to get a nice sear. Then cooking seafood in a skillet or pan, that sear is EVERYTHING. That is where the majority of the flavor is.

Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon recipe preparation

How To Cook Salmon (Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon Recipe)

For this recipe, you want to sear the salmon on both sides. Searing the salmon locks in the flavor and moisture. PRO TIP: When cooking meat or seafood on a skillet or a grill it is better for the meat/seafood to be close to room temperature. Do not place the salmon in a cold pan. The skillet you are using should be hot with a little oil added and ready for the salmon to be placed in. Cook salmon with this level of thickness on each side for 5 to 7 minutes. After 5 to 7 minutes the fish should look like the picture below.

Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon recipe. seared salmon fillet none side
When the pinkness of the salmon begins to lighten like shown in the picture, it is time to flip.
Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon in skillet. Salmon seared on both sides with minced ginger
Once the salmon is flipped over add the minced garlic to the fish.
Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon in skillet
Once the salmon is completely cooked (it should be done in just under 15 minutes), pour the maple syrup on top of the filets and allow the syrup to completely coat the fish.

How to Make Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon

Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon

Maple Ginger and Garlic Salmon

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

There is no need for a boring weeknight dishes with this maple, ginger, and garlic salmon that cooks in under 20 minutes. Easy, every day ingredients that can revive weeknight dinner.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed,
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp of seasoning salt (I prefer Tony Chachere's)
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced, crushed, or chopped
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat skillet to medium heat
  2. Remove excess moisture from salmon fillets with paper towels. Season the fish with salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and crushed garlic. Make sure you rub all of the seasoning into the fish.
  3. Add oil to the skillet and allow it to coat the bottom.
  4. Place salmon fillets in the skillet and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes on one side. Flip the salmon and rub the minced ginger into the fish.
  5. Allow to cook on the opposite side for another 5-7 minutes.
  6. Once the salmon is done, pour the maple syrup on top it will begin to bubble up. Let it completely coat the salmon by flipping each fillet in the pan. This process takes about 1 minute.
  7. Remove from the skillet from the heat. Plate. Enjoy. That easy and simple.
  8. Add a little razzle dazzle and top it with freshly chopped parsley or chives.


Can this recipe be Keto?

Yes! Substitute the maple syrup for the keto Lakanto Maple Syrup. It is just as delicious!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1108mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 50g

What Can I Eat with Salmon

Here are a few of my favorite sides to eat with salmon: Baked Asparagus with Parmesan, Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes, and/or Couscous with Golden Raisins. Give it a try and tell me how you like it!

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    Amber Myers
    March 12, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    What a tasty meal! This sounds like a delicious flavor as well. I tend to love all things garlic.

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    March 12, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    This looks really yummy. Love the flavor combination, looking forward to making this for my family.

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    Sarah Bailey
    March 12, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Oh my goodness I am such a sucker for salmon! This sounds absolutely delicious I bet the garlic and ginger add such a unique flavour.

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    Bonnie G
    March 12, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    I have to admit I’m not much for fish but these pictures look soo good that I just may have to try this recipe! Looks really good.

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    March 13, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Easy and fancy dinner! Love this kind of dinner! This salmon is exactly what I need for my family Sunday dinner!

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    March 13, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    OMG!! One of my favorite meats is salmon and the majority of the time I will eat it in a restaurant. Blackened is my favorite way to grill it though but this recipe sounds really yummy.

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    Robin Rue
    March 17, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    This sounds like a delicious meal idea. My family will love it!

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    melissa chapman
    March 17, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    That salmon looks so good you cooked it so perfectly.. My son loves fish so I will have to make this for him.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    March 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    This salmon recipe looks and sounds so delicious. I love this recipe so much. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare salmon.

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    Terri Steffes
    March 18, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    My husband is a big fan of salmon and these flavors sound amazing together. We are watching carbs, too, so may have to play with the amount of maple syrup used.

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    Heather GirlGoneMom.com
    March 18, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Me and my husband just love salmon. Can’t wait to try this!

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    March 18, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    This salmon is so inviting! It’s the perfect dish for dinner tonight! Everyone will love it!

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    March 18, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    This looks really good. I know how good salmon is for you too. I’ve never really tried salmon before, but I’ve been wanting to for some time now.

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    March 18, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I love the flavor combos in this recipe. Salmon is also my favorite fish.

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    Sarah Bailey
    March 18, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    OK now this is right up my street -I 100% admit that I LOVE salmon so I am all for trying meals which include it and this sounds like it would delicious.

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    farrah less
    March 19, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Salmon is my favorite fish along with steamed broccoli and brown rice on the side. I can wait to try this recipe at home.

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    Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    March 19, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Now I know what to do with the salmon fillets in my freezer! This would really make a great dinner for my family. The fish coated with maple syrup just looks so mouth watering delicious!

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    March 20, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Oh yum, this looks so tasty. I’m a huge salmon fan and always looking for creative ways to cook them. I would never have thought of cooking salmon with maple syrup, but it sounds tasty. Will definitively check this out.

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    March 26, 2020 at 3:25 am

    I’m always for looking for new ways to prepare salmon, so this is a very timely recipe!

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    March 27, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Maple, ginger, and garlic is the perfect combination! So savory and a bit sweet. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Brittany Fiero
    March 27, 2020 at 2:53 am

    My family would love this! I will definitely be making this soon.

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    March 27, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Waittt this looks absolutely delicious!! I have to try

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    Katrina Adams
    March 28, 2020 at 4:33 am

    This looks delicious!!

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    March 28, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Yes!!!! I love maple garlic salmon!!!! The ginger is a really nice touch! Nice to have different marinades so salmon doesn’t get boring! So delicous!

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    March 31, 2020 at 1:32 am

    This salmon looks wonderful! I love the simple ingredients and will be making it soon.

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    March 31, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    This looks especially delicious! Can’t wait to try it out

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    Jayne Rain
    March 31, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Oh my goodness. I love salmon so much and this recipe looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

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