Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

By Rena |

This Baked Honey Mustard Salmon recipe is so easy to make and ready to serve in just under 30 minutes. This salmon filet recipe is so healthy, moist, delicious, and oven-baked to perfection. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

baked salmon in white dish with fork flaking it

This salmon filet is made with the best honey dijon mustard marinade with added fresh lemons for a sweet and tangy flavorful meal. Even if the kids aren’t too fond of fish, this salmon recipe will definitely be a winner. It is quite similar to our Honey Mustard Chicken recipe that’s been our all-time favorite chicken recipe. Made with honey or maple syrup, whole dijon mustard, lemons, and salt and pepper. They are perfect for meal prepping as well.

Why you should make this baked salmon

  • Healthy: this baked salmon recipe is made with clean and healthy ingredients. Oven-baked and loaded with nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Easy: Can it get any easier? Make the marinade. Place the salmon in the dish over some sliced lemons, pour the marinade over the salmon and bake! Takes just under 30 minutes to make.
  • Scrumptious: Intense sweet and tangy flavor with this honey mustard baked salmon. So moist, flaky, and full of flavor.
full salmon filet in a baking dish

ingredients you will need

Salmon fillet, skin-on
Lemon
Finely chopped fresh parsley, optional for garnishing
For sauce:
Coconut oil, melted
Honey or maple syrup
Whole Dijon mustard
Lemon juice
Kosher salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

ingredients for baked mustard salmon

How to make this baked Salmon

  • First, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Then make the marinade: Whisk all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and set aside.
  • Set up the salmon in the baking dish: Slice the lemon into thin rounds and finely chop the parsley. Add a layer of sliced lemon into a baking dish. Place the salmon on top.
  • Pour 2/3rd of the sauce over the salmon. Rub until well coated.
  • Next, bake the salmon: bake for 12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through. Pour the remaining 1/3rd cup of the sauce and broil for about 2-3 minutes more, until nicely golden brown.
  • Finally, garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

FAQ’s and tips

  • Salmon: You may use any other fish of choice. 
  • Lemons: use fresh lime or lemons. If you don’t have any, you may use bottled lemon juice.
  • Coconut oil: other oils can be used. You may sub with olive oil, grape seed oil, or avocado oil
  • Honey: use maple syrup
  • Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. Carefully wrap it and can freeze for up to 3 months.

what temperature should salmon be cooked

The recommendation from the FDA is to cook the salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F. To measure this temperature, insert a food thermometer in the thickest part of the salmon filet until it reads at least 140-145 °F.

Are you supposed to flip salmon in the oven

There is definitely no need to flip your salmon when baking especially if the salmon has a skin and the skin side is down on the pan. The Salmon will still bake and cook thoroughly. If you are pan-searing salmon on a good skillet, you may cook the salmon skin side down first.

Do you bake salmon skin up or down

We highly recommend keeping the skin of the salmon on whether you are baking or pan-searing your salmon. It provides a safety layer between the flesh of the fish/salmon and the pan or grill. Always cook the salmon skin side down first and once it is crispy you can flip. You do not need to flip your salmon when baking.

top view of flaked baked salmon

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close up baked salmon with fork flaking it

Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

Honey Mustard Salmon recipe is so easy to make and ready to serve in just under 30 minutes. Moist salmon recipe baked to perfection.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon fillet skin-on
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley optional for garnishing

For sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. whole Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and set aside. Slice the lemon into thin rounds and finely chop the parsley.
  • Add a layer of sliced lemon into a baking dish. Place the salmon on top.
  • Pour 2/3rd of the sauce over the salmon. Rub until well coated. Bake for 12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
  • Pour the remaining 1/3rd cup of the sauce and broil for about 2-3 minutes more, until nicely golden brown.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

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Notes

Substitutes:
  • Salmon: You may use any other fish of choice. 
  • Lemons: use fresh lime or lemons. If you don’t have any, you may use bottled lemon juice.
  • Coconut oil: other oils can be used. You may sub with olive oil, grape seed oil, or avocado oil
  • Honey: use maple syrup
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. Carefully wrap it and can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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    • Rena says

      Hi there. This goes well with so many different sides. Potatoes, salads, quinoa, rice, and roasted veggies. We have many side dish options on our drop down menu

  1. Hengameh says

    It looks so delicious
    Can u tell me that which kind of mustard and coconut oil u use in this recipe?? Plz send me a pictures

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