Barbecue and Maple Glazed Salmon

This tangy and smoky Barbecue and Maple Glazed Salmon is easy and ready in 20 minutes! Simple to prep and perfect for a weeknight dinner. BBQ or oven bake!

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Last summer we grabbed some stuff for the grill from a local grocery chain, Lunds and Byerly's. One thing we bought were some barbecue maple salmon kabobs. We threw them on the grill and they were absolutely amazing.

A few days later, I made a copycat of their sauce, and tried it with some baked salmon; it was a complete success. We were skeptical at first. The idea of BBQ sauce on oven baked salmon sounded iffy at best. But that sweet and savory flavor glazed over perfectly flaky salmon is incomparable. 

To top it off, this tangy and smoky baked barbecue maple salmon is easy and ready in 20 minutes!

Fresh salmon or frozen and thawed salmon infused with real maple syrup is both flavorful and a great source of protein. It is a low mercury seafood for mothers to be, and for the already mothers, unlike pancake syrup, maple syrup has no artificial sweeteners that lead to sugar rushes. Another sweet and savory salmon recipe we love is this Pineapple Salmon!

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Recipe tips:

  • Skinless or skin-on salmon can be used. Be sure to bake with the skin side down.
  • This salmon can also be marinated in the sauce, cubed and placed on kabobs for grilling.

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Yield 4 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
15 Min
Total time
20 Min

Baked Barbecue Maple Salmon


  • 1 pound Atlantic salmon (4 fillets)
  • ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place salmon on the baking sheet, evenly spacing each piece.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, maple syrup, garlic salt and pepper.
  4. Brush the barbecue sauce mixture evenly on each piece of salmon, then bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite side.


Skinless or skin-on salmon can be used. Be sure to bake with the skin side down.

Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.

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