Entrees

3-Ingredient Maple-Cardamom Salmon

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In Epi’s 3-Ingredient Recipes series, we show you how to make great food with just three ingredients (plus staples like oil, salt, and pepper). A quick marinade infuses the salmon with sweet, herbaceous flavor and transforms it into a stunner of an entrée.
Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) skin-on salmon fillet
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Dill sprigs (for serving; optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Whisk oil, maple syrup, and cardamom in a small bowl. Place salmon in a large baking dish and brush with cardamom syrup on all sides. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Season each side of salmon with 1 tsp. salt. Bake until salmon is firm but still pink in the center, 22–25 minutes (if you prefer salmon more well done, cook an additional 5 minutes).
  3. Flake salmon into large pieces and arrange on a platter. Top with dill, if using.

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