Smoky Maple BBQ Salmon

Smokey and delicious

For this salmon recipe, I created a spice paste using hickory smoked sea salt, cumin, and smoked paprika, to create an earthy, smoky flavor, blended with maple syrup, for sweetness. If you like a little heat in your barbecue flavor, I recommend adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or some red pepper flakes to the spice paste.

This is a great recipe for meal prep lunches or a really easy weeknight dinner. Pair it with my gluten free, dairy free “mac & cheese” or Mexican sweet corn sweet potato salad.


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Smoky Maple BBQ Salmon

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Blender


For the Salmon

  • 1 lb Salmon Fillets
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Hickory Smoked Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper optional


For the Salmon

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the spices and maple syrup.
  • Place the salmon fillets on a lined baking sheet and brush with the spice mixture.
  • Bake the salmon for 25 minutes, or until done.


Cook’s note: soak your cashews in hot water for approximately 30 minutes before preparing this recipe. You may skip this step if using a high speed blender.

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