Growing Chefs! Ontario Maple Candied Salmon Sundae

Maple Candied Salmon Sundae

Seafood? For dessert? It’s just so crazy it might work. Playing off similar flavors of candied bacon in the sweet world, this salty and sweet snack is excellent over ice cream!
Serves 4-6


1 cup oats2 teaspoons cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup coconut, shredded1/3 cup pumpkin seeds2 tablespoons canola oil1/4 cup maple syrup1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract2 tablespoons Butter, Melted


8 ozs hot smoked salmon1/2 cup maple syrup1/4 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons water1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed1 teaspoon chili flakes12 scoops maple ice cream (or your flavour of choice)
Measuring SpoonsMeasuring CupsMixing Bowls of various sizesScoopSmall PotBaking Tray with ParchmentCutting BoardChef's KnifeTasting SpoonsDish Towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

For the granola, combine all ingredients except maple syrup, vanilla, and butter. Mix well, then slowly pour in the vanilla, maple, and then butter. Mix until well combined, leaving some clumps.

Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, stirring the mixture every 5 or so minutes as it can darken quite easily. Let cool before storing in an airtight container.

Get Cooking!

Combine all ingredients except salmon in a small pot and let simmer for 2 – 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.

Place hot smoked salmon and a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the salmon liberally with the glaze mixture and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and apply more glaze, then return to the oven for 5 minutes. Repeat this process until the salmon has a thick coat and all glaze has been used.

Let the salmon cool and break into larger bite-sized pieces. Serve over maple ice cream (or flavour of your choice, vanilla works great too!) with granola and a drizzle of maple syrup.