Salmon is at its best during summer time. Baked salmon is one of the easiest, quickest, and delicious way to enjoy it. In under 30-minutes, this Baked Salmon: Honey Garlic and Mustard dish will be ready to impress. The flavors of honey, garlic, dijon mustard, spices, and herbs are a perfect combination. Its bright flavors enhance and highlight the freshness of the salmon.
While salmon is delicious, it also has a lot of health benefits that should be noted.
- Rich in omega-3 fatty acids
- Excellent protein source
- High in B-vitamins
- Good source of potassium
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- Aid in weight loss/weight control
- Boosts brain health
- Pure yumminess
With these benefits, salmon should be part of anyone’s grocery list staples.
Baked Salmon: Honey Garlic and Mustard
There are so many baked salmon recipes out there. I’ve tried so many different ones and this by far is my favorite. While it uses very simple and basic ingredients, the end result produces absolute amazingness.
The Salmon: buy wild-caught fish
It really is all about the salmon. While many people (including myself) would prefer fresh over frozen, frozen fish is actually a great option. It really isn’t about fresh or frozen, but rather the quality of the product.
When it comes to salmon or any seafood, I always try to buy wild-caught. While farm-raised seafood might be packaged similarly, or even at times looks more “fresh”, this doesn’t equate to wild-caught fish. Farm-raised fish and seafood are “commercially brought up in tanks, net pens, or other enclosures. They are often fed corn meal, soy, genetically modified canola oil and even pellets of chicken feces. Antibiotics, chemicals and added growth hormone may be used to allow for speedier production.”
I don’t know about you, but that just sounds scary and utterly disgusting. Remember go for wild-caught if you can.
The sauce for this baked salmon dish is super easy to make. It’s most likely that you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now. You’ll need:
- dijon mustard
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- red pepper flakes
- cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
Just combine and mix these up and it’s all set. Place your salmon on aluminum foil. Make sure that you’ve got extra aluminum to wrap around the salmon to create a pouch. I also added some sliced white onions and lemons to add some veggies. It is entirely up to you if you want to add other vegetables. Just make sure that you add vegetables that can cook easily since this dish will be ready in 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon).
Aluminum Wrapped Baked Salmon
Bring in the sides and wrap the fish with the aluminum foil. Bake in a 400F oven for about 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of your salmon). You can open up the pouch after 15 minutes to check doneness. If it’s still uncooked, you can put it back in the oven for a couple more minutes.
Enjoy your Baked Salmon!
You can enjoy this salmon as is. Top it with some cilantro, squeeze some lemon, and you’re all set. Setting it on top of some brown rice, quinoa, or salad would also be amazing.
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