This quick & easy Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe requires just 4 simple ingredients and cooks in just 12 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
Honey Mustard Salmon
I’ve been sharing several Healthy Salmon Recipes recently, because our physician suggested we make sure to include Salmon in our diet, at least once a week.
The guys in my house get very cranky if I serve the same recipes over and over again, so I have to get creative and try variety of recipes out on them, then I repeat them about every 3-4 months.
The entire family loves this Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon, and happily consumes their portion without complaint!
I enjoy making this Honey Mustard Baked Salmon because it’s such a quick & easy meal to prepare on busy weeknights when I’m short on time.
If you love Honey Mustard Recipes, don’t miss this delicious Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Ham Recipe!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking dish.
Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and honey in a small bowl.
Place the salmon skin side down in the dish and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the sauce over the top of the filets.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then cook under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken the glaze.
Serve with lemon wedges.
What type of Salmon should I use?
I prefer to use an Atlantic salmon or Sockeye, and it’s regularly available at my local grocery store.
Be sure to choose a wild-caught, or sustainably raised fish.
Tips for Baked Salmon
- ALWAYS use a good quality salmon. If you aren’t sure what qualities to look for, be sure to ask the fishmonger in your local supermarket. They are a great resource and full of helpful tips, tricks, and suggestions, Their services are free, they’ll help you select the right salmon for the recipe you are preparing, and cut it for you, if needed.
- Be sure you cook the Salmon to the proper temperature. Below, I’ll share some tips on how to tell if the Salmon is done. You absolutely want to make sure it’s cooked to a safe consumption temperature, but you also don’t want to overcook it. It’s so easy to overcook, but please don’t let that intimidate you or scare you off!
What to Serve With Salmon:
For a simple weeknight dinner, these are some of our favorite side dishes to eat with Salmon:
- Lemon Basil Orzo
- Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- Roasted Green Beans
- Fried Okra
- Loaded Cream Cheese Corn
- Loaded Smashed Potatoes
How do You Cook Salmon in the Oven?
I love oven baked salmon because I can pop it into the oven and I don’t have to tend to it while I’m preparing side dishes or setting the table.
- I’ve mentioned in my other Salmon Recipes that the cook time will vary depending on oven temperature *and any variances in oven styles, age, etc., the size and thickness of the salmon size you are preparing, and if you are using a whole side of salmon or fillets, fresh, or frozen.
- Generally, I follow this chart:
- 400F for 12 minutes.
- 425F for 10 minutes.
- 450F for 8 minutes.
How do I know if salmon is done?
I always refer to FDA recommended temperatures. In the case of Salmon, the FDA recommends cooking to an internal temperature of 145°F, as measured in the thickest part of the salmon.
I never serve Salmon below this temperature because I don’t want anyone getting food poisoning.
Some people prefer their fish more done than others.
Once Salmon is a solid pink through the center AND my food thermometer reads 145 I will remove it from the oven.
If anyone in the family wants their portion more done, I’ll continue to cook it to their preferred temperature.
Always keep in mind that fish will continue to cook for a few minutes after you remove it from heat.
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 salmon filets
- Salt and pepper
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking dish.
- Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and honey in a small bowl.
- Place the salmon skin side down in the dish and season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the sauce over the top of the filets.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then cook under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken the glaze.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 417mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 51g