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Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

I was not a salmon lover until I tried this recipe. Now it is one of my favorite dishes to serve friends. —Rachel Garcia, Arlington, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 salmon fillet (2-1/2 pounds)

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the brown sugar, butter and honey until melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in the oil, mustard, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Place salmon in a large foil-lined baking pan; spoon brown sugar mixture over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 28g protein .

Reviews for Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

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rdsmith1986
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"This one is a keeper. I cooked my salmon on the grill on foil and it was fantastic"

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lmmanda
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"The glaze was really good, but I must not have cooled it enough cuz it rolled right off the salmon."

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sls777
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"I am not a salmon fan, but in an attempt to cook healthier I tried this recipe. It was surprisingly good. I omitted the mustard because I really, really don't like it. If you want the sauce to thicken and glaze, turn the oven up to 385. I will definitely make this one again."

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spadiva
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I FINALLY GOT MY HUSBAND TO EAT SALMON WITH THIS RECIPE!!!!! THIS IS FABULOUS"

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jsgoldn
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"Delicious glaze."

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lisa53202
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"This is good, but I was hoping it would be more flavorful."

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adoppermann
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"Good and easy!!!!"

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blhenn
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Quite easy and fast to prepare. I am not much of a salmon person but my husband loves salmon so I decided to make this and both my husband and 5 year old son really enjoyed it."

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1sweetpetoot
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"Very easy to make and very tasty. I baked mine for 21 min. and it was very tender w/plenty of extra sauce for dipping. Husband loved it! Will definitely make this again."

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Michele.Hester
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"So easy and delicious! This is a recipe you can prepare in 10 minutes! And if you keep frozen salmon filets on hand - it can be a fantastic last minute dinner decision. An unexpected "pantry" staple dinner."

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sherry77441
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"This recipe has become one of our favorites! It is so good, my husband and I just love it. Idon't bake it though. I bring my salmon to room temp and then I saute the filets in a frypan on the stove that way I can watch it and it doesn't overcook. When I turn it over the first time I put the glaze on top and cover with a lid. So Good.

It takes only minutes to prepare and with the fish not being cold from the fridge it cooks so evenly without overcooking."

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redmonc1
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Very easy! I will make again. My husband ate almost a pound for dinner. Thanks for the recipe!"

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kirstycone
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Pretty good. Interesting taste."

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3peeps
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"Very tasty - good recipe"

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Quiltedbeaders
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I made this for dinner tonight and both my husband and I loved it. I used the entire recipe for two salmon filets, and made whole wheat angel hair pasta to mix with the lefover sauce. I also eliminated the mustard and added a dash of garlic powde and 1 tsp of dried tarragon. Served it with hot frozen peas and a sprinkle of freshly grated italian cheese."

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Annmcg
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Try Country-Style Dijon mustard rather than plain Dijon. It is wonderful!"

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prbout
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Made this last night and my husband who "doesn't like salmon" loved it. So happy I can now serve salmon without having someone complain!!! Thank you."

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msweet23
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I used to be of the opinion that 'it's still salmon yuck'. But I discovered this recipe and UNDER cooking it and making sure the piece you select has tons of fat in it. You can see the fat as white lines and that's where the heart healthy and brain healthy fats come from. If you cook it right it melts in your mouth like butter and with this recipe a sweet savory flavor to boot. I squeeze a tiny bit of lime over it in the pan at the end and toss angel hair pasta into the pan to soak up all the juice and glaze. YUMMY!"

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ftishkevich
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Excellent recipe. To those who think salmon is an acquired taste... find the freshest salmon you can. Not farmed, not frozen.. FRESH, really fresh. It's completely different. It's wonderfully mild and this recipe is perfect for it."

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snwprincez
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I added a dash of powder garlic to the glaze to perk up the flavor a bit, and it was great!! Will definitely make it again."

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TheDix
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"It's still salmon, an acquired taste, but I eat it because it's good for me. Don't skimp on the glaze--very good. Simple, tasty recipe."

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MBuzzie
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"Tasty glaze enhanced the flavor of the salmon - a definite repeat recipe!"

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Deborah228
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"This was the best salmon recipe I have ever made! Marvelous and Delicious!"

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momof4RN
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"I did like this, but I felt the dijon mustard overpowered the other flavors. Next time I will cut down the amount used."

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LindaHatch
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"We are not salmon lovers, but this made it one of our favorites. We have had it several times this summer done on the grill in a foil pan. I use fresh crushed black pepper and follow the recipe as stated."

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mamerch
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"I loved it so dearly, I wrote blog about it and came back to this page to share the link. Thank you, Rachel Garcia!

www.meganmerchant.com"

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mjnrs
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"simple and fabulous"

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VictoriaElaine
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"This was good, however, I thought the soy sauce dominated the taste. I had expected the brown sugar to be the dominating flavor. Next time, I will eliminate the soy sauce & add more brown sugar & honey."

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justmbeth
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"Excellent! Great flavor."

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k9fan
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"This recipe totally enhances the flavor of the salmon. I made the recipe with a few modifications: doubled the butter (margarine) instead of using olive oil; used regular mustard instead of dijon; omitted the pepper; and used regular soy sauce (instead of reduced sodium) and omitted the salt. I baked the salmon and marinated it both before, during, and after baking. However, if I used the quantity of salmon called for, I would double the glaze recipe. This was very tasty but not overpowering. Will definitely make it again!"

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janmpatt
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"I'm not a big fan of fish but this dish was great and easy to make. I even had another helping and my husband loved it too. I will definitely be serving it to guests."

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bjmetelko
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"Everyone else has raved about this recipe so far. However, I made this recipe last night and I did not find this recipe to be anything but average in taste. I followed the recipe and did not make any additions. Sorry, but I am still searching for an excellent recipe for preparing a tasty salmon."

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kcc1108
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Be careful with the fish to sauce ratio, we used a smaller piece of fish than the recipe calls for and most of the sauce but obviously too much of the sauce; this caused the sauce to be bit overly sweet for me. Very tasty though!"

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EzraCCC
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"Delicious! My husband raved about how tender and flavorful the salmon was. I added some fresh garlic to the sugar mixture, will make again!"

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ekatiakarpova
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Very tasty. I had very big fillets so I had to cook longer but my fillets gave me so much juice that my glazed was not that thick.I found that need be very careful with the time of cooking that a glaze will be not so watery from meats!"

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rvkreu07
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I made this for our guest, and he absolutely loved it! Said it was the "best salmon" he's ever had.

I omitted the soysauce and added a 1 TBS of white wine, and also a dash of chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to give it a sweet and spicy flavor. It turned out fabulous!"

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blessednest
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"Youngest son use to hate salmon until I tried this recipe."

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hannahluce
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I made this for a dinner party recently and I can't wait to make it again! Perfect in every way!"

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waynepat
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"This is my favourite way to eat salmon. Guset often ask me for the recipe."

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Wheezy37
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Great taste, One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon."

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rachelayne
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Wonderful!"

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castlek
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"The whole family enjoyed this recipe...even the 8 y.o. I did not make any changes. Give it a try!"

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ejt325
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"fantastic!"

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waynepat
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I've made this recipe many times. We don't even care for salmon but when it is cooked this way it is delicious. Several guests have asked for the recipe also."

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mkbickham
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"Inour household everyone likes their salmon a different way, but they all like this!"

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raphsmom
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"This was delicious. I prepared it last night, my first time baking salmon. I loved it! Easy to prepare and classy. Thank you."

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NyxRizzi
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"Simple and delicious. Can't wait to make this for my in-laws!"

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cloreep
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I added about 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon dill weed to this glaze and it was FABULOUS! My whole family loved it, including the ones who don't like fish."

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devonmariec
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"Very good and easy! My husband even liked it and he isnt a fan of salmon! Good...will add to my recipe box!!!"

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Charobic
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"Very good . . . tender and delicious."

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tammyk48197
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"Delicious! will make a million times over!"

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centralvacmama
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"This recipe is delicious. I added 2 tsp. rice vinegar to the glaze (this ingredient is included in another recipe by same name on this site, and it sounded good to me). I took another reviewer's advice and added 2 tbsp. freshly grated ginger root to the glaze. I also broiled the salmon for the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Next time I will omit the olive oil and see how it turns out. I think I might like it better without the olive oil (and, if you're watching your fat intake, I'm not sure it really needs butter)."

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centralvacmama
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"This recipe is delicious. I also added 2 tsp. rice vinegar (this ingredient is included in another recipe by same name on this site, and it sounded good to me). Next time I will omit the olive oil and see how it turns out. I think I might like it better without the olive oil (and, if you're watching your fat intake, I'm not sure it really needs butter)."

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marilyn thorpe
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"I caught salmon at my son.s wedding and froze some- cooked this for newyears dinner / It was a hit Loved it will definately try it again"

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helenmurtagh
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"Fabulous flavour. I didn't have honey, so I substituted corn syrup. For sure, I will be making this one again and again"

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sherryberry64
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"Best Salmon Recipe Ever! My Mom doesn't like Salmon, but she loooves this!"

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jamesimpala3
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"Very delicious!! Our nine year old constantly asks for it!!"

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tkarinas
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I don't normally cook salmon, as my third son is deathly allergic to seafood. However, this recipe is very very good, and when he is not here, we will be making it again."

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cookjan
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"Excellent flavor. A definate do over! If you like salmon you must try this one."

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CatdaBrat
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"O like this recipe, too. I took the liberty of changing it a little bit, though. I doubled the brown sugar, and used 1 tblsp. butter. Instead of honey I used a tblsp. of maple syrup, and instead of Dijon, I used honey mustard.

It's in the oven right now...yum!"

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CatdaBrat
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"O like this recipe, too. I took the liberty of changing it a little bit, though. I doubled the brown sugar, and used 1 tblsp. butter. Instead of honey I used a tblsp. of maple syrup, and instead of Dijon, I used honey mustard.

It's in the oven right now...yum!"

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cookandbaker
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2009

"Wow---this is the best tasting recipe for salmon I've evr tried! The sauce carmelizes on top and is Perfect for the salmon!"

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amydianet
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"This was such an easy, speedy, and delicious recipe. I didn't have the Dijon on hand and used a honey mustard instead and it was great! My husband and I both said this will be a recipe we make again and again."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.