Chili-Maple Glazed Salmon


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder (could substitute regular chile powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) fillets salmon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine paprika, ancho chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, and salt.  Rub the spice mixture over the salmon.  Place salmon on a baking sheet (see tip) and broil for 6 minutes or until not quite cooked through.  Remove from the oven, baste with the maple syrup, and broil for 1 minute or until nicely glazed and barely cooked through.
  3. The salmon will continue cooking a bit once removed from oven, so be sure not to overcook.  When in doubt, don’t hesitate to take a knife and cut just enough to peek inside.


  • Line your baking sheet with foil–do not grease–and place the salmon fillets skin side down.  Once cooked, the skin will stick to the foil and you can gently slip your spatula between the skin and the flesh. This is an easy way to remove the skin and makes clean up a snap!

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