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Grilled Orange Salmon Recipe with Maple Glaze

Grilled salmon over direct heat lightly seasoned with a sweet citrus and maple syrup glaze as a finish. Paired with Prosecco.
Course Entree
Cuisine American, grilled
Keyword Grilled Salmon, how to grill salmon, orange salmon, orange salmon recipe, salmon glaze, sweet glaze
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 114kcal
Cost $25.00


  • 4 6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Sweet and Spicy Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Orange Maple Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (honey works too)
  • 1 medium orange, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat Grill: set up for direct/indirect cooking.
  • Prep Salmon: In a small bowl combine all the rub ingredients, and in a separate bowl combine all the glaze ingredients and set aside. 
  • Season Salmon: Coat salmon pieces in olive oil then sprinkle the dry rub over the salmon liberally.
  • Grill Salmon: Place salmon, skin side up, on the grill over direct heat. Let it sear for up to 4 minutes. You know it’s ready to flip when it doesn’t stick to the grill. Flip, close lid, and continue cooking for another three minutes skin side down.
  • Glaze: After three minutes, brush the glaze over the top of the salmon and close the lid to finish cooking. Check the internal temperature of the thickest part of the salmon and remove when it reaches 125 degrees F for the upper end of medium rare. If your flame is too high, move to indirect heat and check the temperature more often.
  • Remove and Rest 10 minutes: drizzle with additional glaze just before serving. 



When buying the salmon, ask the fish monger to remove the pin bones.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2251mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg