Maple Grilled Salmon

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Salmon seems like a “classy” dish. Maybe it’s because it is a little more expensive than most other meats. But more than that, it just seems like salmon is for fancy restaurant dinners or hors d’oeuvres at a glamorous party. But this Normal Cook is here to change that!

It’s true, salmon does cost more than chicken or beef, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to have it. The other ingredients are things you probably already have on hand or are inexpensive to buy, so really you don’t have to spend much on anything other than the salmon. While this would be great for a nice, romantic dinner at home. That’s not the only use for this delicious dish! This recipe is simple enough to be a regular, plain ol’ weeknight meal.

The other great thing about salmon is that it’s a superfood! This dish only has 270 calories AND salmon is supposed to decrease your risk of heart disease. What a bonus!

Maple Grilled Salmon

Yields: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 270

Fat per serving: 10g

Maple Grilled Salmon


  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add fish. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  3. Remove fish from bag, reserving the marinade. Pour marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 5 minutes).
  4. Place fish on grill rack or pan coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness, basting occasionally with marinade. Remove fish from grill; sprinkle with salt and pepper.


If you don't have any rice wine vinegar, you can substitute white wine vinegar or even apple cider vinegar.

Source: My Recipes

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