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Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

January 3, 2021 (Last Updated: March 23, 2024)

Baked Honey Mustard Salmon is a rich, buttery, herby dish, slathered with a homemade honey mustard sauce and baked to perfection. Made with just 5 ingredients in less than 30 minutes, this flavourful family-friendly entree is a quick and easy solution to weeknight dinner.

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon_in White Casserole Dish.

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Baked Honey Mustard Salmon is a rich, buttery, herby dish, slathered with a homemade honey mustard sauce and baked to perfection. Made with just 5 ingredients in less than 30 minutes, this flavourful family-friendly entree is a quick and easy solution to weeknight dinner.

For more honey mustard recipes, check out this delicious Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe and Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing!

Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon.

Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

Honey mustard salmon is one of my favourite bakes salmon recipes to make for my family, especially during the work week! I love making salmon because it’s 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’s Why You’ll Love this Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe

  • Balanced Flavour: Not a huge fan of mustard? Don’t worry, the honey and butter mellow out the mustard and combined have a great flavour!
  • Healthy: This salmon recipe is baked in the oven and made with wholesome ingredients and loaded with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids.
  • The Perfect Sauce: You’ll want to bottle it up and save for later! It’s sweet but tangy, creamy and just so delicious.
  • Family-Friendly Recipe: Kids love this recipe! I make this honey mustard salmon for the little ones in our family, and they’ve never complained – this is a great sign!
honey mustard salmon fillets in dish.

Types of Salmon

Salmon is loaded with heart-healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, low in saturated fats, and a great source of protein. There are a plethora of salmon varieties to choose from so here are so things to consider when purchasing salmon:

  • Wild vs. Farm Caught Salmon: Common choices are wild-caught Alaskan, king, coho, chum and sockeye salmon or farm-raised Atlantic salmon. It is best to look for wild caught and avoid farm-raised salmon, although difficult nowadays due to high demand and over-fishing. Farm-raised salmon is often more fatty, and is less nutritious due to its often artificial diet, contaminants. Farmed salmon is also lighter and more pink in colour, while wild has a deeper reddish-orange hue.
  • Atlantic vs. Pacific Salmon: overfishing has severely affected the wild Atlantic salmon population to the point that most Atlantic salmon you’ll find in most grocery stores or served at restaurants are farmed. Fishing wild Atlantic salmon is also illegal in the United States.
  • Questions to Ask: When purchasing salmon from fish markets there are often no labels so consider asking questions such as: What country is the fish from? Is the fish wild-caught or farm-raised? etc.

Ingredients for Baked Salmon

  • Salmon Fillets: Use 6-7 oz salmon fillets with skin on or off, depending on your preferece.
  • Butter: This 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 is the base of the honey mustard sauce for salmon. It adds 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 it’s not a must.
  • Lemon Wedges (optional): Salmon always pairs well with a squeeze of citrus flavour.

How Do You Bake Salmon?

  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 or neutral tasting oil to your salmon, and seasoning according to what you are making.
  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?

The time it takes to cook your salmon depends on its size and thickness, mainly the thickest part. Check for doneness by ensuring it flakes easily with a fork or reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

How to Make Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C), and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together melted 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.
  5. Garnish and serve with fresh parsley, lemon wedges and serve immediately.
Oven Baked Salmon_in White Casserole Dish Overhead View.

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Recipe Substitutions

  • Mustard: If you don’t have dijon mustard on hand, feel free to use whole grain mustard, stone-ground mustard or spicy brown mustard.
  • Fish: Switch up the type of fish you use for this recipe, try using one of your favourites!
  • Lemon/Lemon Juice: If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, use the bottled stuff! Lime juice works too.
  • Maple Syrup: Try substituting the honey for maple syrup of agave syrup!
Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon_in White Casserole Dish.

How to Serve Baked Salmon

Serve this baked honey mustard salmon for a simple weeknight dinner, with a fresh salad, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Jamaican Gungo Peas and Rice or Delicious Steakhouse Mashed Potatoes to make it a complete meal. Steamed, grilled, or roasted veggies are also delicious sides for salmon.

Tips for the Best Honey Mustard 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.
  • Do not 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 just about 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 the salmon skin on. It provides a good fatty flavourful safety layer between the fish flesh and a hot pan.
  • Evenly coat the salmon with honey mustard sauce for consistent flavour throughout.
  • Love mustard? Feel free to increase the amount of mustard and/or reduce the amount of honey.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Once the baked salmon cools down, store leftover salmon in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 3 days.

To freeze, place the completely cooled salmon in a freezer-safe container or wrap salmon in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen salmon in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat before serving.

Reheat them in the microwave when ready to enjoy or over medium-low heat on the stovetop.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are you supposed to flip the salmon in the oven?

No. There is no need to flip your salmon when baking in the oven, especially if cooking skin side is down. The salmon will still cook thoroughly.

Do you bake salmon skin side down or up?

It’s highly recommended to bake salmon skin side down, as this will help protect the salmon from the heat of the pan and it will help the salmon retain its moisture and flavour.

Can I flip my salmon?

Although it is not necessary, you can flip your salmon once it crisps up.

Can I make honey mustard salmon ahead of time?

This salmon recipe is best served hot and fresh out the oven. However, you can make the sauce a few days ahead to save time then add to salmon when ready to bake.

close up view of Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon in White Casserole Dish.

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Buttered Honey Mustard Oven Baked Salmon_in White Casserole Dish.

Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

Taneisha Morris
Baked Honey Mustard Salmon is a rich, buttery, herby dish, slathered with a homemade honey mustard sauce and baked to perfection. Made with just 5 ingredients in less than 30 minutes, this flavourful family-friendly entree is a quick and easy solution to weeknight dinner.
4.14 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Fish & Seafood, Main Dishes & Entrees, Quick, Easy & Under 30
Servings 3 servings
Calories 399 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven Safe Baking Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 3 6-7oz Salmon Fillets skin-on or off, rinsed and pat dried
  • 3 tbsp Butter softened, salted or unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper more or less to taste
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Parsley finely chopped
  • Lemon Wedges optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C), and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together softened butter, honey, dijon mustard and minced garlic.
  • 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.
  • Dollop buttered honey mustard mixture overtop salmon fillets and bake in oven for 11 – 14 minutes, or or until just about flaky, pink and opaque (see notes section on doneness). Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon wedges and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Salmon Doneness – 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.to measure the internal temperature, insert a food thermometer in the thickest part of the salmon filet until it reads at least 140-145°F.
Saucier Dish? – 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.
See additional notes in blog post above recipe card for more tips and tricks.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 35gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 901mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 764IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg

Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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24 Comments

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

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

  • Reply
    Kate
    January 6, 2021 at 2:48 pm

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

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    Jazz
    January 13, 2021 at 11:51 am

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

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.❤️

  • Reply
    Alden
    February 23, 2021 at 5:59 am

    This was the perfect simple and delicious meal to start off our week! It came together super quickly and was so tasty!

  • Reply
    Blair
    March 15, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    I made this for my family last week and it is OUTSTANDING! ☺️ We try to eat salmon at least once a week so we needed a new recipe on rotation and my kids pretty much licked the plate clean. Best part is it’s very quick and easy to prepare and I usually keep all of the ingredients on hand. Thank you for an excellent recipe!

  • Reply
    Janice
    January 30, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    1 star
    Where is the list of ingredients

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      February 6, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Janice, the list of ingredients are located in the recipe card near the bottom of the page along with the measurements, and instructions.

  • Reply
    Delene
    February 19, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    5 stars
    Scrumpdeliicious

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      February 24, 2023 at 10:12 pm

      Yessss! So glad you tried and loved it Delene!

  • Reply
    Eileen Nelson
    March 21, 2023 at 2:44 am

    5 stars
    You never know until you try it, but I have to say it was a great combination of sharp and sweet and appreciated by all the guests. Thanks for a deliciously simple recipe!

  • Reply
    Lillie McClure
    February 26, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    5 stars
    Best salmon ever!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      March 2, 2024 at 7:56 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoyed! It’s a fave of mine as well!

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