Honey Mustard Baked Salmon is a quick and scrumptious salmon recipe! Only 5 ingredients are needed to bring this Honey Mustard Salmon to the table. Whole grain Dijon mustard and honey glaze the salmon while it bakes to perfection. Tender, delicious and full of flavor!
Honey Mustard Glaze
The main thing that brings this salmon recipe to life: the honey mustard glaze! It’s simple, flavorful and makes the salmon taste unbelievably good. Only 4 ingredients are needed for this scrumptious glaze:
- Whole Grain Dijon Mustard – don’t let this whole grain mustard scare you off! It has a wonderfully mild mustard flavor. I found mine at Trader Joe’s!
- Honey – since it’s one of the main ingredients, splurge for a good, local honey if able to find! Either way, it adds the perfect sweetness to accompany the salmon and mustard.
- Seasoned salt – the salt and spices of the seasoned salt help bring this glaze to life.
- Garlic – the perfect companion to add a flare of flavor to the glaze and the salmon!
Whisk all the ingredients together and spoon over the salmon filets before baking. The result is a sticky, delicious goodness.
Let’s Talk Salmon
When purchasing salmon, there’s a few things that I like to keep in mind.
First, wild caught salmon is SO much better than farm raised. Not only the flavor, texture and color, but also the wholesome nutrients inside it. Yes, it will cost a little bit more, but it is definitely worth it! Once you try it, you’ll never go back!
Next, what type of salmon to buy? Sockeye salmon is going to thinner, more lean and a dark, vibrant orange color. This option is delicious and will cook up a bit faster since it has a lower fat content. King salmon is going to have thicker filets and a creamy orange color. The fat content is naturally higher in King salmon, but it’s buttery good! Either option you choose, they both will work for this recipe! The main thing to take into account is adjusting the cook time if need be depending on the thickness of the filets chosen.
Finally, a whole filet of salmon vs. individual filets. Both options work perfectly! It really comes down to preference or how the recipe is planning on being served. Whichever way you choose, the honey mustard glaze will go over the tops of either. A whole filet may also take a few minutes longer to cook than the individual filets.
How to Serve
I absolutely LOVE this recipe and I hope you do as well! Not only is it easy to make, loaded with flavor and dangerously good, but it can be served many different ways. From a healthy weeknight dinner, meal prep option or a fancy date night, Honey Mustard Baked Salmon is there for it all! The leftovers can be used as a salad topper or a rice and veggie bowl. Here’s some side dishes that would pair perfectly with this salmon:
This is the type of recipe that easily makes its way into your weekly dinner rotation or favorite list. My whole family loved it! Not only is it great straight out of the oven, but we devoured the leftovers as well. Bake it up and dig in!
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