Ingredients for Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
To make a delicious Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz each)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lemon, for garnish
- Fresh dill, for garnish (optional)
These ingredients combine to create a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors that complement the rich, buttery taste of the salmon. Be sure to have all the ingredients on hand before starting to cook, as the process moves quickly once begun.
Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions
To begin preparing your Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven heats up, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray or a little bit of olive oil. This will prevent the salmon from sticking to the pan during cooking.
Next, in a small bowl, whisk together the honey, both mustards, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper until well combined. The mixture should be smooth and fully blended. Lay out your salmon fillets skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
Using a brush or spoon, generously coat the top and sides of each salmon fillet with the honey mustard mixture. Make sure to cover every bit of the salmon with the glaze for maximum flavor. You want the glaze to form a sort of crust on the salmon as it bakes.
Once the oven is preheated, place the salmon in the oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. The actual time may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets so keep an eye on it after 12 minutes.
Once the salmon is cooked through, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes. This rest time allows the juices to redistribute and makes for a juicier piece of fish. While resting, the residual heat will also help to thicken up the glaze slightly.
To serve, transfer the salmon fillets to plates and garnish each with a lemon slice and a sprinkle of fresh dill if desired. The lemon not only makes for a beautiful presentation but the citrus also brightens up the flavors in the dish. Serve your Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon hot with your choice of side dishes.