Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon

4.75 from 8 votes

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Maple syrup, minced cherries, soy sauce and lemon juice create a beautifully balanced sweet and tart glaze as the Alaska salmon cooks. This cherry maple glazed Alaska salmon is the perfect fix for a healthy, fresh dinner in minutes.

Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon

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I love seafood and this Alaska salmon is perfect for my Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon that gets served on top of steamed rice.

overhead of Alaska salmon

Alaska seafood is the best when it comes to selecting the freshest and tastiest seafood, whether it’s salmon, halibut, or crab. Alaska’s bounty of sablefish, cod, pollock and sole are other choices you could serve up.

overhead of Alaska grilled salmon in pan

While I love crab and shrimp when it comes to seafood, salmon is probably my favorite fish mainly because it’s nutritious, low in saturated fat, and high in the “good fats” — heart-healthy omega-3s!

Plus, it cooks up fast so that dinner is on the table in no time. Sure, everyone has busy lifestyles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy too. 🙂

Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon

What is in the Cherry Maple Glaze?

This sauce is made from maple syrup, lemon juice, soy sauce, minced, dark cherries (fresh, frozen or dried), and lemon juice. Pretty easy, right? In a saucepan it all goes to reduce and thicken then it’s basted onto the salmon as it cooks in a grill pan or on a grill for a dinner in minutes. Enjoy!

Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon

Thanks again to Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute for sponsoring today’s post and thank you for supporting the companies that continue to make Kevin Is Cooking possible.

A close up of a plate of cherry Glazed Salmon

Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon

4.75 from 8 votes
Maple syrup, minced cherries, soy sauce and lemon juice create a beautifully balanced sweet and tart glaze as the Alaska salmon cooks. This cherry maple glazed Alaska salmon is the perfect fix for a healthy, fresh dinner in minutes.
Servings: 2
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes


Maple Cherry Sauce


  • Pit the fresh cherries, or if frozen, thaw and mince. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan mix together the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Rub Alaska salmon filets on both sides with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • In a hot grill pan add the Alaska salmon and cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes depending on thickness. Baste each side with the maple cherry sauce to glaze after turning.
  • Serve over steamed rice and the remaining maple cherry sauce on top.


  1. Fresh or frozen and thawed can be used. If none are available you can substitute 1/4 cup dried cherries, minced.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 1030mg | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.5mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
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  1. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely divine. I can’t wait to try this with my family 🙂 my sister is picky when it comes to salmon so hopefully she’ll love it 🙂

  2. 3 stars
    The sauce was much too sweet for my liking, even though I reduced the amount of syrup called for, and added red wine, more soy sauce, and a touch of pomegranate vinegar. Perhaps some shallot or onion would help?

  3. 5 stars
    Hey Kevin, here is a reply from someone that actually cooked the recipe. This recipe is really special. My wife and I both loved it and she claims that this is now her favorite salmon recipe. That is a winning recipe in my opinion.

  4. 5 stars
    My mouth is literally watering looking at this salmon! I love the play of sweet, salty and umami in the sauce. Can NOT wait to try this!

  5. 5 stars
    That glaze sounds soooooo delicious Kevin. Something totally different that I can’t wait to try!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve never paired cherry with salmon before but would love to try! This looks absolutely scrumptious, Kevin! Perfect for date night too 🙂