With fresh fish from the summer’s catch, this light and healthy meal is perfect after a busy day outside. Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon only takes a few minutes to prep and not long at all to broil in the oven and then dinner is on the table.
June is sockeye salmon season here in Alaska. Each year we look forward to my husband going fishing with his buddies and bringing home our supply of beautiful red salmon for the year.
We process the salmon together as a family. Half of it we vacuum seal and freeze and the other half is smoked and pressure canned.
We freeze our salmon in packs of 2 fillets as it’s the perfect amount to feed our family of 6. We cut our fillets in half when we’re processing our salmon. The half with the bones gets smoked and pressure canned. The half without bones gets vacuum sealed and frozen to be prepared in recipes like this.
The frozen fillets will last us until the following season so we’re able to enjoy delicious salmon meals all winter long. We like to grill them up with lemon in foil packets or add a simple sauce and broil them in the oven for a quick meal.
This Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon is almost too easy for how tasty it is. A simple sauce slathered on the fillets and then they’re under the broiler for a short time before being placed on the table for your family to enjoy.
Tools You Will Need to Broil Salmon
- Small bowl
- Basting brush
- Sheet pan-Lined with a baking sheet or foil. A broiler pan will work as well.
Ingredients for Honey Mustard Salmon
- Salmon-If you aren’t able to catch your own fish, be sure to find wild and responsibly caught salmon.
- Honey-Raw, local honey is always best! Find a beekeeper in your area or visit the farmer’s market to find some.
- Dijon Mustard
- Salt and Pepper
- Fresh Thyme-Hopefully you’re enjoying growing your own herbs but if not, you can find locally grown herbs at the farmer’s market.
How to Make Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
With the rack above the center of the oven or about 6 inches from the heat, turn the broil setting on.
Combine the honey and dijon mustard in a small dish. Mix it together well.
This recipe provides plenty of glaze for 2 salmon fillets but feel free to double the recipe if you’re cooking larger or more fillets.
Place the salmon fillets skin side down on a lined baking sheet. I like to use baking mats since they are reusable but foil will work as well. You can also use a broiler pan.
Sprinkle the fillets with a little salt and pepper.
Using a basting brush, spread the honey mustard glaze all over the tops of the salmon fillets. Set the glaze aside.
Place the salmon under the broiler and set a timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, brush an additional layer of glaze on the fillets and place back under the broiler. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, check the salmon for doneness. It should flake easily at the thickest part. Or use a digital food thermometer to make sure the internal temperature at the thickest part is 140 degrees.
If more time is needed, place back under the broiler for another 5 minutes.
Once the salmon is cooked through, move to a servering dish and sprinkle with fresh thyme, if desired. Enjoy nice and hot with a favorite side dish or vegetable.
Storing and Reheating Leftover Salmon
Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheat in a 350 degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through. It can also be microwaved in 30 second increments until hot.
Leftover salmon is great for shredding and using to make salmon cakes, another quick and tasty meal.
Or flake and sprinkle leftover salmon over a salad for added flavor and health benefits.
Another way to use leftover salmon is flaking it and adding to a seafood chowder.
More Ways to Broil Salmon
If you want an even quicker meal without having to mix up this honey mustard glaze, there are other ways to broil salmon fillets for a delicious and healthy meal any night of the week.
Drizzle the salmon with olive oil or melted butter along with a few dashes of salt and pepper. Follow the same cooking instructions above and enjoy!
Catching our own sockeye salmon here in Alaska every summer is such a treat that we look forward to every year. This is just one simple and delicious way to cook up some fillets for a healthy homemade meal for your family, even on a hectic day!
Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
- Sheet pan Covered with a baking mat or foil
- Small dish
- Basting brush
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 2 Small salmon fillets, or one large
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh thyme
- Move oven rack above center of oven, or about 6 inches from the heat. Turn the broil setting on.
- Lay salmon fillets skin side down on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- In the small bowl, combine dijon mustard and honey. Mix well.
- Using a basting brush, spread honey mustard all over the top of the fillets. Reserve the rest for later.
- Broil for 10 minutes.
- Brush additional honey mustard on top and return to oven.
- Broil for an additional 5 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily and reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
- Garnish with fresh thyme and serve immediately.