Baked Salmon with Sweet Chili and Maple Glaze

This is a great recipe for any time of the year.  Getting your little ones to eat fish may be a struggle, but keep trying!  Research shows it’s never too late to reap the brain-boosting benefits of a diet high in omega-3s. Make salmon more kid-friendly by topping it with a sweet glazes like this one or mix flaked salmon into a pasta dish with a tasty lemon-and-garlic sauce.



  1. 4 pieces of fresh salmon loin (4 oz), skin off
  2. 4 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  3. 4 tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  4. 2 tablespoons Dark Soy Sauce
  5. Garlic, finely chopped or use garlic powder

Optional:  Finely chopped green onion for garnish



  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • To make the marinade, combine the sweet chili sauce, garlic, maple syrup and dark soy sauce in a shallow baking dish. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the marinade into a small dish and set aside (this will be the sauce for the cooked fish).
  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper or with aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Transfer the salmon loin to the prepared baking pan, skin side down, and pour the marinade over top.
  • Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes .
  • Remove from oven, spoon the reserved marinade sauce over top, and garnish with green onions.


Suggested Sides:  Jasmine or Basmati Rice and Green Beans


Nutrition Tip:  Fatty fish like salmon is far and away the best source of omega-3 fats, which have been shown to improve cognitive function in infants and children.  Omega-3s, specifically the type known as DHA, are a critical component of brain cell membranes.