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Honey Mustard Salmon

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

I guess people love an easy salmon recipe. My honey garlic salmon does really well and I can’t figure out if it’s the five ingredient ease of it, or if  it’s because people just love salmon. Or maybe it’s the honey garlic sauce. It could be all three.

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

So in the interest in being fair and assuming people like five ingredient recipes and salmon, since I posted honey mustard chicken awhile back (which was so, so very delicious by the way. I stole all the skins), today I’m making the salmon version.

This seafood version also only has you guessed it: one, two, three, four, five ingredients. Salmon, mustard, whole grain mustard, honey and garlic. Easy, huh?

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

If you’re interested in the honey garlic series, I have a crispy version, a seared and baked thigh version, a salmon version, a slow cooker version and an Asian-inspired roast version. It’s been a fun series!!! More to come. Meanwhile, since I seem to love honey combo anything, here’s a pic for you of glorious runny honey.

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

Back to the recipe, the trick with salmon is deciding if you want a crispy, crusty seared top or not before baking. And then knowing how long to bake based on how thick your fillet is. If you like the seared tops, just pan-fry the top of the salmon once it’s been generously covered in whole grain mustard to caramelize it  a little before baking. One to two minutes should be enough time. If you don’t want any sort of oil involved to stay healthy, skip the searing!

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

Then it’s baking. The rule of thumb is to cook for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness which is measured from the salmon fillet’s thickest point. That would be the middle. There’s really not much else to say about this recipe. Combine the sauce ingredients, baste it on the salmon tops or seared part and bake, bake, bake!

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

My fillets were about an inch thick, so I did about 10 minutes. A good way to tell if you’ve overcooked it is to watch for the weird white stuff that forms on the sides. Too much white stuff = overcooked! Also for presentation, I did two pounds of salmon fillets, so it scales well too.

And that’s all there is to it. Enjoy this salmon recipe!

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Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

Honey Mustard Salmon


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper to taste and generously brush the tops with 1 tablespoon of whole grain mustard
  2. Over medium high heat, sear the tops of the salmon for 1-2 minutes until caramelized
  3. Combine regular mustard, honey and garlic into a sauce
  4. Transfer salmon to a baking sheet, skin side down and spread with the mustard sauce
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon
  6. Dish and serve hot

Quick and easy honey mustard salmon baked and ready in under 30 minutes. With a delicious sauce of garlic, honey and mustard for mustard lovers!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    sylvie
    March 24, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    Your photos are just gorgeous, I’m jealous! Love this fancy seasoning but I would add some lemon juice, do you think I’m right? I don’t use to cook salmon with honey…

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      March 26, 2015 at 10:40 PM

      Lemon juice works great for enhancing the honey! They’re best buds! And thanks so much for the compliment 🙂

  • Reply
    Debbie G
    August 1, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    I just want to confirm that you are searing the skin (top side) of the salmon correct? and then placing it on the baking pan skin side down. It sounds delicious! I am also going to try the chicken recipe.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      August 1, 2015 at 6:38 PM

      Heya Debbie! I’m searing the top of the salmon. Usually, the skin (if it has skin, some don’t) is considered the bottom part of the salmon and the skinless part is the top. So I seared the top part for the crispness, which means skin side will be facing up at this stage. Then flip it over in the oven with skin side down and the seared part facing up. Hope this helps!

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