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Baked Salmon with Cane Syrup Sauce

When salmon cops a Creole and Cajun attitude. Baked Salmon fillets with sweet and tangy Cane Syrup Sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Waiting Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
Keyword: salmon
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Sweet Daddy D

Here's What You Need

  • 1 ½ pounds salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ¼ cups Cane Syrup Sauce

Here's What You Do


  • Rinse salmon fillets under cold water and pat dry.
  • Using your hands lightly rum the salmon to check for bones. Use a pair of tweezers to remove any bones.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the salmon fillets skin side down on the parchment paper.
  • Lightly sprinkle kosher salt and ground black pepper over the salmon and set aside for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pour about ⅓ to ½ of the Cane Syrup Sauce over the salmon fillets; brush sauce on all sides.

Bake the salmon

  • Place the baking sheet with the salmon in the 425-degree Fahrenheit preheated oven.
  • Check the salmon after 10 minutes and brush some of the sauce from the parchment paper onto the fish.
  • Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes


How long can I keep leftovers?
Leftover Salmon with Cane Syrup Sauce will be good in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days if stored in an airtight container. The butter in the sauce will harden, so set the container out a couple of hours before you are ready to eat. You can reheat it in the microwave but be careful that you don’t inadvertently overcook the fish. Another reheating option is to place the fish and sauce in an ovenproof baking dish, cover with aluminum foil and heat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through, which should take about 20 minutes. 
Is Salmon good for you?
It’s like a superfood and really should be a big part of our diets. It’s a great source of protein, potassium and several B-vitamins that we need for energy production and controlling inflammation. Salmon contains antioxidants that promote heart and brain health and are a great aid if you are trying to lose weight. Check out this article for more details on the nutritional benefits of salmon in your diet.  
Can I cook this on the grill
Salmon with Cane Syrup Sauce is great on the grill. Follow the recipe almost exactly but prepare the grill for medium-high two-zone heat. Instead of placing the Salmon in a baking pan, layer several lemon slices on the cool side of the grill on which to set the salmon. Brush the Cane Syrup Sauce on before and a couple of times during the grilling. We’re talking an outstanding flavor when it’s grilled.
What temperature should Salmon be cooked to?
The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for Salmon when measured with an instant-read thermometer. Most people will think that is too high and the fish will be a little dry. For medium to medium-well, cook the fish to an internal temperature of 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. When you take the fish out of the oven or grill, it will increase by about 5 degrees while it rests. I use this Thermapen from Thermoworks to test the IT of anything I am cooking (I am a ThermoWorks affiliate and will receive a modest commission should you buy anything through my links). 
Check out my full article Baked Salmon with Cane Syrup Sauce for more detailed step-by-step instructions and pictures. 


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1819mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

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