This easy and healthy honey mustard baked salmon recipe is marinated and then baked at 400F for 12 minutes.
This is one of the best and easiest salmon recipes; It makes an absolutely easy and delicious salmon dinner. The salmon is glistening with the honey lemon and garlic marinade.
The fish is tender, juicy and moist and top rated without any fishy smell. This is one of my favorite salmon recipes ever!
Salmon is a healthy fish packed with nutrition and healthy benefits. It loaded with protein and has zero carbs, sugars and fibers.
It’s relatively cheap and available in supermarkets all year long, making it one of the most popular fish for dinner.
If you can get them wild in your food stores, I strongly recommend wild Alaskan salmon or wild Norwegian. They are lower in fat and calories.
Here are the nutrition facts for 4 oz salmon fillet:
- 185 calories
- 5.5 g Fat
- 107 mg sodium
- 31.7 g protein
For detailed information, please check out USDA website.
How to Bake Salmon?
The first step of baking salmon is to marinate the fish with the following marinade ingredients:
- Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
- Cayenne pepper is the secret ingredient to make the salmon spicy.
Next, transfer the fish fillet to a baking dish and bake in the oven for 12 minutes at 400F.
How Long to Bake Salmon and at What Temperature?
For perfectly cooked and baked salmon, please follow the following baking time and temperature:
- 400F for 12 minutes.
- 425F for 10 minutes.
- 450F for 8 minutes.
The salmon fish will turn out tender, moist, juicy and flaky with minimum white stuff or albumin on the surface.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Know If Salmon Is Cooked?
Salmon will turn pink when it cooks. Also, tiny bits of white stuff called albumin will ooze out from salmon.
They are coagulated protein inside the fish and 100% safe to eat. According to Delish, as salmon cooks, its muscle fibers contract, causing it to push out the fish’s internal protein.
To check doneness, you can also use a knife to poke the thickest part of the fish after about 7 minutes of cooking.
If the meat begins to flake and still has a little of that translucency, it’s cooked!
If you have a food thermometer, salmon should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit when it’s fully cooked.
Can I Bake in Foil?
Yes, you sure can. Before baking, just transfer the marinated salmon to a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
Wrap it up tightly and bake in the oven per the recipe instructions.
Unwrap the aluminum foil and serve immediately.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 353 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served with a simple pasta and a healthy side dish. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 12 oz. salmon, cut into two fillets
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 dashes ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- chopped parsley leaves (for garnishing)
- Preheat oven to 400°F (207°C).
- Combine all the ingredients for the Marinade together, whisk to combine well. Marinade the salmon for 15 minutes.
- Arrange the salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking tray. Add the Marinade to the top of the salmon fillets. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
- Remove from heat, scoop the juice and drizzle on top of the salmon. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.