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Baked Salmon

Oven baked salmon fillets is one of our favourite meals. I'm married to a guy who loves to fish and last year was the much awaited for Sockeye season. He had a successful year and I enjoyed the times I went along with a thermos of coffee, book and my camera. I'm happy that my freezer filled up. It's going to be 4 years till the next Sockeye season opens. Together we like coming up with recipes that he can grill on his Big Green Egg grill I can oven bake. Here's a new recipe he found and changed up just a bit to suite our taste. I served it to Sunday lunch guests and got rave reviews. 
Serves 6-8 adults.
  • 1 whole salmon, filleted (meat once filleted approximately 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • lemon pepper
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Prepare salmon if not already filleted. Place is a 9x13 glass baking pan. (do not use a metal pan)
  2. Mix together soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar and olive oil. 
  3. Pour soy sauce mixture over fillets. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinade for 3-4 hours. (no longer)
  4. When ready to bake, pour off soy sauce mixture from the fillets and pat fillets dry with paper towel. Sprinkle lightly with lemon pepper.
  5. Melt butter, and add in the maple syrup. Stir to combine and pour over fillets.
  6. Bake uncovered in 375ยบ oven for 20-25 minutes. 


  1. Kathy this looks amazing. Pretty sure my farmer would become a fisherman too. We love salmon!!

  2. This looks delicious we are just learning to use our Green egg and love to find recipes like this! thank you

  3. How beautiful is your salmon! I bet it is delicious. I had no idea the Sockeye salmon had such a long period of time between seasons. No wonder it is so expensive her in the Midwest. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Miss Bloomers


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