Maple-Glazed Salmon Bowls
Sweet and sticky, these maple-glazed salmon bowls are super simple to prepare, not to mention a perfectly well-balanced meal. This maple-glazed salmon can be served on its own in under 30 minutes or whip up the entire bowl for a hearty and healthy weeknight meal.
I get that salmon is not everyone’s favorite. If you didn’t grow up eating fish, it can be a bit of an acquired taste but incorporating seafood into your diet is great for overall health. Not only is salmon a great source of protein, but it is a great source of fat, specifically omega-3 fatty acids which many people are lacking in their diet. Two of the easiest ways to make salmon more enjoyable for those who aren’t seafood fans are 1) buying a high-quality source, and 2) adding a great sauce or marinade. Fortunately, with a little know-how – like this recipe – you can create a flavor-packed salmon recipe with minimal ingredients and effort.
This maple-glazed salmon is served with brown rice and bok choy, however, you could certainly use white rice or any leafy green that you like.
Maple- Glazed Salmon:
- 2 salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- Sea salt
- Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup wild rice
- 2 heads baby bok choy
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Sea salt
- Sesame seeds, optional
- Spring onions, optional
- Combine rice, 1.5 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt in a small pot and bring to a bowl. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 45-50 minutes until rice is tender and can be fluffed with a fork.
- Once the rice has been cooking for 20 minutes, preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a small bowl, add maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic, and whisk to combine.
- Place salmon fillets skin side down in a small baking dish and season with sea salt and black pepper, and cover with maple syrup mixture.
- Transfer the salmon to the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until it can be flaked gently with a fork.
- When salmon has 10 minutes remaining, cook the bok choy. Heat sesame oil in a pan on medium-high heat, and gently trim ends from bok choy to break into individual leaves.
- Add bok choy to the pan, season with a pinch of sea salt and cook for 5-6 minutes until bright green in colour.
- Once everything is cooked, prepare the bowls; split the rice evenly between two bowls, top with salmon and bok choy, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and spring onions as desired.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 422 calories
- Sugar: 15 grams
- Fat: 10 grams
- Carbohydrates: 48 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Protein: 39 grams
Keywords: maple soy glazed, maple syrup, baked, healthy