Photo by: Quentin Bacon

Maple-Glazed Salmon with Pickled Cucumber

Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes; Marinate: 25 minutes.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 salmon and 1 cup salad)


  • 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 none English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 none small red onion, sliced
  • 1 none fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • none Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1 none garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


1. Combine vinegar and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add cucumber and onion. Cool to room temperature, stirring, 25 minutes.

2. Remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon; place in a bowl. Add fennel and olive oil, tossing to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Preheat broiler. Line a shallow baking pan with foil; coat lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Arrange the salmon in a single layer on the pan. Combine the maple syrup and remaining ingredients; spread onto salmon. Broil salmon for 6 minutes or until just cooked through. Portion into 4 servings. Divide the salad among 4 plates; top with salmon.


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 250none
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 214mg
  • Calcium: 62mg

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Maple-Glazed Salmon with Pickled Cucumber Recipe