Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
You won't need to fish for compliments from your dinner guests when you serve this spectacular honey mustard salmon! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 10 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Place fillets, skin side down, on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, mustard, honey and salt; spoon over salmon.
  2. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 8-12 minutes.
Honey Mustard Salmon Tips

How can you tell when salmon is done?

You know when salmon is done cooking when it's opaque, a little firm to the touch, and flakes easily with a fork. Still not sure? Use a thermometer to make sure it’s reached an internal temperature of 145° before serving.

Can you use prepared honey mustard in this salmon recipe?

The short answer is, yes, 1/4 cup prepared honey mustard can be used in place of 2 tablespoons honey plus 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, however the flavor will be slightly different. The flavor of Dijon mustard has a unique kick from its combination of ingredients that might be missing if a prepared blend is used. Simple salmon recipes like this one are very forgiving, though, and still taste great even with minor changes based on what ingredients you have on hand.

What are some other variations of this honey mustard salmon recipe?

Look to your spice cabinet and pantry to add more dimension to honey mustard salmon. Add a teaspoon of chili-garlic sauce to your glaze to give it some heat. A generous pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne will do the trick, too! You can also add minced garlic and smoked paprika for extra flavor.

How else can you cook honey mustard salmon?

There are so many ways to cook salmon. This recipe uses the broiler, but it could be baked at 425° for 12 to 17 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet. Or, if you prefer the always-tender texture of steamed salmon, it could be baked in a foil packet on a rimmed baking sheet for about the same amount of time; it will turn out juicy and tender but without the browning that you would get from roasting or broiling.

What do you serve with honey mustard salmon?

There are many great side dishes for salmon. Consider recipes like fluffy rice pilaf, roasted red potatoes, steamed asparagus and sauteed spinach. Our guide to wine pairing with salmon can help you choose the perfect wine for every salmon dish, too.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor, and Elizabeth Harris, Taste of Home contributing writer

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 292 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.