Looking for a simply delicious meal? With only five ingredients, Honey Mustard Salmon is a quick and easy meal that’s sure to impress. Serve it with veggies, salad, potatoes, or your favorite side.
There is nothing quicker and easier than baked salmon. All you need to do is add a tasty rub/sauce and in less than 15 minutes from start to finish, you have a wonderful dish.
When I first shared this recipe in 2018, it quickly became a reader favorite because it’s quick, easy, and always tasty. Now, the recipe is easier than ever and even tastier. Seriously, this is a dish you’ll want to make again and again.
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You can whip it up any day of the week. So, whether it’s a midweek quickie dinner, a meal with family and friend, or dinner with the in-laws, salmon is always a good choice. And when it’s roasted in the oven, it’s an easy, fancy dish that you can serve for any occasion.
Honey Mustard Salmon is all that and more. Not only is it truly yummy-licious but, with only five ingredients, this salmon is the perfect quick and easy meal.
A Quick and Easy Salmon Dish
You won’t believe how quickly this meal comes together. Simple mix a handful of ingredients, spread it over the salmon and after 10 minutes in the oven, the fish is all done. Bing, bang, boom! You have a delicious dish that’s sure to impress.
Whether you are throwing together a quick dinner or inviting over family and friends, Honey Mustard Salmon is always a hit! And you won’t have to worry about spending too much time in the kitchen. You can enjoy the meal and company just as much as everyone else.
Don’t you love meals that you can enjoy with family and friends! You cooked and cooked and now you deserve to just relax and enjoy the meal.
That was always my pet peeve growing up. My mom loved throwing dinner parties and having family and friends over for meals, but she never seemed to sit down and enjoy it. By the time all the food was on the table, she was clearing it away. I always felt like she missed the meal, even if she insisted that she enjoyed it.
Since Honey Mustard Salmon takes only a few minutes to make, you can truly enjoy your night and your meal. That’s a major win in my book!
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How to Make Honey Mustard Salmon
This tasty baked salmon dish is as easy as it is delicious. And it’s made in only 4 simple steps. You have to love a quick, easy and always tasty dish!
STEP 1: PREHEAT OVEN TO 425°F (230°C)
If you don’t usually bake salmon at 425°F, you are going to love it. When your meal cooks at a higher temperature it keeps the fish moist, while getting it to your table faster.
That’s a definite win-win!
STEP 2: MAKE THE Honey Mustard Sauce
It takes only 5 ingredients to make the sauce that perfectly covers the salmon fillet. It adds flavor and helps to keep the fillet flavorful and delicious.
So, let’s get started. In a small bowl, combine honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and salt to make honey mustard sauce. And that’s it. Simple and delicious. Don’t you just love when things are simple and wonderfully tasty.
Whether you use lemon juice and apple cider vinegar, Honey Mustard Salmon is full of flavor. Both ingredients add the perfect kick of zesty flavor. So, if you have fresh lemon juice, use some of that. Or, if you have apple cider vinegar (which has a longer shelf life) pour a little of that. Honey Mustard Salmon is always tasty.
STEP 3: COVER SALMON WITH THE Sauce
Before popping it in the oven, place salmon fillets on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spoon honey mustard sauce evenly over salmon, covering top and sides.
Step 4: Bake
Now comes the easy part. Bake salmon for 10 to 12 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork. Cook until an internal temperature of 158°F (70°C).
Before you know it, dinner is done and your Honey Mustard Salmon is ready to eat and enjoy. Whether you enjoy it with roasted vegetables, potatoes, corn, salad, or rice, this dish is sure to impress.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE FISH IS READY TO EAT?
When your Honey Mustard Salmon is ready, it will flake easily with a fork. And you can tell by the color of the fish.
You can also check this without cutting into the fish. To do this, gently press down on the top of the fillet. If the salmon flakes and separates along the white lines within the fillet (strips of fish fat), it’s finished cooking.
If you are using a meat thermometer, just poke the skinny metal rod into the thickest part of the fish. But, when it comes to cooking fish, there are a lot of different recommendations on its temperature. The Government of Canada recommends cooking fish to an internal temperature of 158°F (70°C). The USDA recommends cooking fish to an internal temperature of 145°F (62.8°C).
When it comes to taste, some people find that when fish is cooked to this temperature it tastes overcooked or well done. This is because when you remove the fish from the oven, the internal temperature continues to rise, which can result in overcooked fish. You can help to avoid this by waiting five minutes after removing the fish from oven to check its temperature. And then you can be sure to have a piece of delicious fish.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH Honey Mustard SALMON?
Salmon is such a versatile dish. You can serve it with veggies, salad, corn, potatoes, or rice. You really can’t go wrong. And you can double up the honey mustard sauce and serve with it tasty roasted potatoes. Potatoes are seriously yummy when baked with this sauce. And you can all bake at 425°F (230°C).
First add the mini potatoes and cook them on a parchment covered baking sheet for 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes. Then add the Honey Mustard Salmon and cook it and the potatoes for another 10 minutes.
Now dinner is ready and everyone can enjoy!! Yummy!
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Honey Mustard Salmon (5 Ingredients Recipe)
If you love baked salmon, you’ll love this dish. It’s quick, easy, and full of flavor and it takes only 15 minutes to make. Best of all, it’s so tasty, your family will be asking for seconds of this delicious dish.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American/Canadian
- 1 pound salmon, fillets
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- In a small bowl, combine honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and salt to make honey mustard sauce.
- Place salmon on a parchment covered baking sheet. Spoon honey mustard sauce evenly over salmon, covering top and sides.
- Bake salmon for 10 to 12 minutes. Cook until an internal temperature of 158°F (70°C).
- This recipe was originally published in 2019. It has been updated in 2022 to include new photos and to make the recipe even easier to prepare.
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 259.18kcal
- Sugar: 8.9g
- Sodium: 219.19mg
- Fat: 14.26g
- Saturated Fat: 2.24g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.64g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 9.84g
- Fiber: 0.21g
- Protein: 23.69g
- Cholesterol: 69.17mg
Keywords: 15 minute salmon dinner, quick and easy salmon recipe
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