Maple-Ginger Buttered Salmon

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Recipe — Maple and Ginger Buttered Salmon
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 150 g (1/3 lb) salmon fillets (or steaks)
  • 1/3 cup apple juice or water
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup shallots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup 35% cream
  • 1/3 cup warm maple syrup (preferably amber for its rich taste)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  2. Oil and season salmon pieces, place on a tray and cook in centre of oven for 12 to 18, depending on size.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over gentle heat, cook apple juice, vinegar, shallots and ginger until the mixture reaches a marmalade consistency.
  4. Gradually add butter, stirring constantly with a spoon or whisk until smooth. Season to taste.
  5. Add cream and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Stir maple syrup into beurre blanc and heat for 1 minute.
  7. To serve, remove skin and bones from fillets or steaks.
  8. Pour a layer of maple–ginger beurre blanc on a serving plate, place salmon on top and serve with green vegetables.

Salmon is best when cooked to medium doneness.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.