Prepare glaze by stirring together maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl.
Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place the salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet. Glaze the salmon with the mixture you prepared. Cook in a 400 F oven for 10 minutes. Glaze once more. Depending on the thickness of your fillet, bake about 8-10 minutes more or until fish is cooked to your liking. To serve, you may choose to garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
Salmon is a West Coast favorite and this is an easy way to prepare a fillet packed with flavor. The glaze brings together a Canadian favourite, maple syrup, with the Asian cooking staple, soy sauce, for a lovely combination.