Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

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(Last Updated On: May 21, 2021)

Blackened Salmon has a lot of spices and the Maple Reduction adds a bit of sweet, this Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction is one of our favorite salmon recipes.

Best Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

You guys know that my husband and I love our salmon. Our fall back salmon recipe is usually the Maple Glazed Salmon or Grilled Salmon and Strawberry Salad, but I have been wanting to try something different.  I wasn’t sure what though.  Then last week my husband and I went to our favorite Italian Restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I ordered Blackened Shrimp with a Maple Glaze.  It only took one bite for me to realize that this was how I would be cooking our next salmon recipe.  Blackened Salmon with a sweet Maple Reduction.  Sweet and Spicy.

Easy Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

Now remember, the name of this dish is BLACKENED Salmon.  So don’t be alarmed when your beautiful Salmon looks well, blackened 😉  All those beautiful spices that you rub in get cooked into your salmon for a delicious flavor.  If you haven’t cook anything to blacken it before, you may get nervous that you just burned it….but don’t worry, you didn’t!  And, to be honest, I think that every time I do it.  But like I said, don’t worry!  This Blackened Salmon dish is absolutely amazing and the Maple Reduction is the perfect compliment to those spices.

Tasty Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

I served mine with a generous helping of pan sauteed zucchini.  I season my veggies with VooDoo Chef DUST and use about a half tablespoon or so of olive oil, I swear they turn out perfect every time!  I get my salmon from Anderson Seafoods, as you can see, it is a nice thick fillet, if your fillet is thinner be sure to adjust your cooking times.  Just make sure the pink center is gone and you can easily flake your salmon with a fork.

How to make Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

The Maple reduction takes the longest to cook, so be sure to start that first.  It is very easy to make, you just have to keep an eye on it, as the liquid boils out, it will get thicker, which is what you want, but you don’t want to burn it or reduce it to nothing.  If you don’t use it right away, it will get really thick as it cools, like stuck on a spoon thick, but don’t worry, the moment you place it on the hot, beautifully blackened salmon it will liquefy again.

Now, here is my Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction Recipe

Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

Blackened Salmon has a lot of spices and the Maple Reduction adds a bit of sweet, Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction is one of our fave salmon recipes.
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Course: Dinner
Keyword: easy recipes, healthy, salmon, seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 808kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Stove


  • 2-4 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter melted

Reduction Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Seasoning Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


Maple Reduction Instructions

  • Place ingredients into a small pot on the stove and bring to a boil while stirring regularly
  • Let simmer until the mixture is approx half the started amount
  • *Be sure to keep an eye on it, as it will start to cook fast - be sure not to burn it and stir regularly!

Blackened Salmon Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the seasoning ingredients
  • Brush salmon fillets on one side with melted butter and generously sprinkle on the seasoning mixture - see image above
  • Place the salmon into a large, heavy skillet over medium to high heat, butter side down, until blackened, 2 to 6 minutes.
  • While the one side is cooking, brush the other side with butter and sprinkle on seasonings
  • *You can flip the fillet multiple times, if pan starts looks dry, drizzle some of the extra butter onto the fillets while cooking
  • Continue cooking until blackened and fish is easily flaked with a fork
  • Serve with Maple Reduction
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 808kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 3418mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 4035IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg
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How to make Blackened Salmon

 I hope you enjoy this Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction Recipe as much as we did!  I will say, it is now our favorite Salmon Recipe.

Blackened Salmon with Maple Balsamic Reduction

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45 thoughts on “Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction

  1. Oh this sounds amazing!! We are big Salmon lovers here too!! I always lean towards a cream sauce sot his will be a refreshing change!! CAn’t wait to try it!

  2. I love salmon and this is one of the best recipes I’ve seen. I am going to have to make this as soon I purchase salmon fillets. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  3. I love salmon and am always looking for new recipes. I will be trying this tomorrow for dinner. Thanks

  4. OMG… I love this recipe! I love Salmon, and this is a wonderful way to prepare it. Saved in my recipe files.

  5. Oh I love salmon, but have never tried making it at home! This looks so good! I have to give it a try!

  6. OMG this sounds devine!!!!! wow such a classy recipe, but yet so simple! I have to try this one for sure. Thanks do much for sharing this fabulous giveaway 🙂

  7. I absolutely love salmon and I’m always looking for new ways to make it, definitely pinning this one!

  8. I just stopped by your page and saw this and stared at it for literally 5 full minutes.It looks AMAZING! Making it tonight!

  9. Your Blackened Salmon with Maple Reduction Recipe looks and sounds so flavorful. Looking forward to trying it. Thanks!

  10. I don’t get to eat much salmon because my husband doesn’t like it, and it is hard to find wild, non-GMO around here. This recipe looks delicious though!

  11. I have never had salmon like this,so this would be something i would have to try.I’m sure it taste as good as it looks

  12. I have only tasted once. It was a bit strong for my tastes. It may have been because of the way it was prepared. I generally like a fish that’s totally white meat, mild and flaky.

  13. Thanks for a great recipe , i will have to try this. My husband willlike this because salmon is his favorite fish dish.

  14. This looks great to me, altho I have to say I sometimes have things come out black when they aren’t supposed to!! I eat my flops! so it is a great recipe I’d love to try!!! It looks like restaurant fare – good for company!

  15. definitely dinner for tomorrow. i just started thawing out some salmon and i have every single ingredient here and that never happens.

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