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Pan-Seared Salmon with Maple Glaze and Pistachios from The Food Charlatan

Pan-Seared Salmon with Maple Glaze and Pistachios

This healthy, pan-seared, crispy-yet-tender salmon is your perfect 30 minute quick-fix restaurant meal at home. The maple glaze is crazy you guys. Also, pistachios!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 534kcal
Author Karen


  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice fresh, about half a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 dash crushed red pepper up to 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • flour
  • 2 pounds salmon filets fresh, skin on
  • pistachios chopped, to garnish


  • In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, lemon juice, ginger, crushed red pepper, soy sauce, lemon zest, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until it just starts to boil and thicken, then turn off the burner.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Pat salmon filets dry and sprinkle the skin side with salt and pepper. Dust each filet with about a half teaspoon flour. Drizzle each with about 1-2 teaspoons of the sauce in the pot.
  • Place salmon filets skin side down in the hot skillet. (Don't crowd the pan, you don't want them to steam. Do it in batches if you don't have room.)
  • Cook over high heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until there is a nice sear on the bottom. Sprinkle the top with salt and pepper, flour, and another drizzle of sauce, then flip. Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then turn off the heat. Let sit in the pan for another couple minutes.
  • Serve with the maple glaze. There may be extra glaze, it's great drizzled over vegetables!


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 1258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg