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Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon_in White Casserole Dish

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Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon, is a quick, very easy and delicious oven baked salmon recipe. It’s made with a very simple 4-ingredient buttery herby honey mustard sauce, that generously slathered overtop salmon then placed in the oven to bake until done! Perfect for a quick family-friendly weeknight dinner, ready in just 20 minutes from start to finish! Serve with a side of mashed potatoes, rice or salad to make it a complete meal!

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon

This honey mustard salmon recipe is one of my favourite recipes to make for our family, especially during the work week! I love making salmon because it is so quick and easy to prepare. It thaws extremely fast, in comparison to meats and poultry, requires very little cleaning and again, ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish! Here are some other reasons why I love this recipe:

  1. Not a huge fan of mustard, but the honey and butter mellow out the mustard and combined have a great flavour!
  2. Love the flavour and taste of the buttered honey mustard sauce – it’s sweet but tangy, creamy and just so delicious!
  3. Kids love it! I make this for the little ones in our family, and they’ve never complained – a great sign!

How to Make Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon

Preheat Oven -Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C), and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Make Sauce – In a small mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, honey, dijon mustard and minced garlic.
Dry & Season Salmon – Pat dry salmon fillets and season both sides with salt and pepper. Lay salmon fillets with skin/bottom side down in the prepared baking dish.
Add Sauce to Salmon & Bake – Dollop buttered honey mustard mixture overtop salmon fillets and bake in oven for 11 – 14 minutes, or or until flaky, pink and opaque.
Garnish & Serve – with fresh parsley, lemon wedges and serve immediately.

Video: How to Make Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon

How Do You Cook Salmon in the Oven?

  1. Preheat Oven, then pat salmon dry. Use a piece of lint-free paper towel to do so. 
  2. Add a drizzle of olive oil to your salmon, and seasoning according to what you are making. Season generously. 
  3. Next, place your salmon skin side down in a skillet, or oven-safe pan and transfer to your preheated oven. Ensure your salmon is near room temp (not cold or frozen) before placing in the oven – this helps the salmon cook evenly. 

How Do You Know When Salmon is Done?

Cooking time depends on the size and thickness of your salmon. This is determined by the thickest part of the salmon fillet, which will take the longest time to cook through. Once your salmon is done, it will easily flake – this can be done with a fork. You can also indicate doneness by checking for an internal temp of 145°F/63°C.

Other Factors that Determine Salmon Doneness

  • If using salmon fillets or whole side of salmon
  • Temperature the salmon is cooked in
  • Variations in oven makes and models
  • Size and thickness of salmon
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Tips for Oven Baked Salmon

  • Use Good Quality Fresh Salmon – your salmon fillets should smell fresh and faint, not fishy or ammonia-like. It should also have a firm and shinY, bright coloured flesh. Good quality fresh salmon is the first step to a great baked salmon.
  • Don’t Overcook Salmon – it is recommended to cook salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F/63°C, measured in the thickest part of the salmon, or until flaky, pink and opaque. However note, your salmon will continue to cook in the residual heat so you can take them out a little before that temp is reached!
  • Leave Skin On – this provides a good fatty flavourful safety layer between the fish flesh and a hot pan.
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What to Serve with Oven Baked Salmon

Serve Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon with a side of mashed potatoes, rice or salad to make it a complete meal!

Other Oven Baked Salmon Side Options:

  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Herb Roasted Potatoes
  • Steamed Mixed Vegetables
  • Roasted Mixed Vegetables
  • Couscous
  • Steamed Broccoli

What Ingredients Do You Need for Buttered Honey Mustard Baked Salmon?

  • Salmon Fillets – 6-7 oz salmon fillets with skin on or off.
  • Butter – adds flavour and moisture to the salmon.
  • Honey – any variety of liquid honey will work, and add a hint a sweetness to the sauce.
  • Dijon Mustard – this adds a sharp tangy taste to the sauce, that is mellowed out by the butter and honey.
  • Garlic – use freshly minced garlic for best results.
  • Salt and Pepper – use salt to your liking and freshly ground pepper to add a woody/ piney flavour and slight heat.
  • Fresh Parsley (optional) – this adds a pop of vibrant colour, but not a must.
  • Lemon Wedges (optional)- a good squeeze of lemon because one can never have enough on salmon, not a must.

For More Quick & Easy Salmon Recipes Check These Out:

Cajun Honey Butter Salmon & Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon

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Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon

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Fish & Seafood, Quick, Easy & Under 30 American
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 22 minutes

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon, is a quick, very easy and delicious oven baked salmon recipe. It's made with a very simple 4-ingredient buttery herby honey mustard sauce, that generously slathered overtop salmon then placed in the oven to baked until done! Perfect for a quick family-friendly weeknight dinner, ready in just 20 minutes from start to finish! Serve with a side of mashed potatoes, rice or salad to make it a complete meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 (6-7oz) Salmon Fillets, skin-on or off
  • 3 tbsp Salted or Unsalted Butter, softened - just about melted
  • 2 tbsp Pure Honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Coarse Black Pepper, more or less to taste
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • Lemon Wedges, optional

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C), and spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2

In a small mixing bowl whisk together softened butter, honey, dijon mustard and minced garlic.

3

Pat dry salmon fillets and season both sides with salt and pepper. Lay salmon fillets with skin/bottom side down in the prepared baking dish.

4

Dollop buttered honey mustard mixture overtop salmon fillets and bake in oven for 11 - 14 minutes, or or until flaky, pink and opaque (see notes section).

5

Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon wedges and serve immediately.

Notes

Double up on the sauce measurements for a saucier dish // Cooking time depends on the size and thickness of your salmon. This is determined by the thickest part of the salmon fillet, which will take the longest time to cook through. Once your salmon is done, it will easily flake – this can be done with a fork. You can also indicate doneness by checking for an internal temp of 145°F/63°C.

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon_in White Casserole Dish

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathleen
    January 5, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    It was yummy! Made it with rice and a salad.

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    Kate
    January 6, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    The salmon turned out PERFECT! Absolutely delicious! This is now one of my favourite recipes!

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    Renia
    January 8, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Honey, butter, and mustard are literally the perfect trifecta to add to salmon. This dish was so bomb. The leftovers would be perfect on a salad the next day, but we had no leftovers! Lol

  • Reply
    Melissa
    January 8, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    This is SO delicious and so easy. Will be adding it to our usual rotation. Thank you for a great recipe!

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    Robin
    January 10, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    I eat so much salmon I was in need of a new method to prepare it. This scrumptious recipe is perfect.

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    Britney
    January 11, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Taneisha, this recipe was amazing! It’s sooo simple and super delicious and that’s what I love about it! We paired it with some broccoli and rice and poured the butter sauce on top! Girl I was licking my fingers! Lol

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    Crystal
    January 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

    I loved this baked salmon! It came out so tender and flakey and the flavors were wonderful!

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    Kaluhi
    January 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

    This blog was so educational and because of all the pointers, i got to make perfectly flakey Salmon!! The honey really softened the mustard and it was perfectly flavorful!

  • Reply
    Kim
    January 11, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Salmon is my sister’s favourite and I know she’s going to love this recipe as well. I can’t wait to share it with her. Thank you for this

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    Eric & Shanna Jones
    January 11, 2021 at 11:31 am

    When we first saw this recipe, we knew we had to make it! So flavorful and so very good! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Capri
    January 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    The butter and honey dijon is such a delicious combination! This salmon tastes superb! I cannot wait to make it again!

  • Reply
    Chenée Lewis
    January 12, 2021 at 1:45 am

    This salmon was SO amazing! The honey mustard sauce was buttery and so flavorful. I’ll be making this again soon for sure.

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    Jazz
    January 13, 2021 at 11:51 am

    This salmon was so succulent and the flavor was perfect. Will be making it again!

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    Tamara
    January 13, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    The honey mustard sent this salmon dish over the edge for me!! Super moist and flaky salmon, but that sauce was everything. We paired it with some white rice. I’ll definitely be making it again very soon!

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    Kristine S
    February 21, 2021 at 2:12 am

    This was a hit! Or so I was told. I sat down and fell asleep in the chair. When I woke all that was left were the potatoes!
    Next time if I sit in the chair I am bringing my salmon with me, or double the recipe! Thanks for a wonderful meal.❤️

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