With just four kitchen staples, two salmon fillets, and 15 minutes, you can have this Caramelized Mustard Salmon on the dinner table for a busy weeknight meal. This easy dinner recipe is perfect when you’re cooking for two!
In the summer, I am all about easy, quick weeknight dinners. For one, it’s far too hot to spend time hovering over the stove or oven, and two, I’d rather maximize my time outside, soaking up every minute of these long days. That’s why I love this Caramelized Mustard Salmon recipe. It’s healthy, requires just five ingredients, and takes under 15 minutes to make!
A 15-Minute Meal that’s perfect when cooking for two!
For convenience purposes, it’s absolutely fine to use good-quality frozen wild salmon for this recipe. To defrost your salmon, just place the frozen fillets in a large bowl of cold water and allow them to defrost on the counter.
The glaze on this Caramelized Mustard Salmon is what makes this recipe so special. It’s sweet and tangy at the same time, and may just have the power to convert a non-salmon lover.
The salmon is baked in the oven (which makes clean up a breeze!), and at the very end it’s put under the broiler to get the glaze bubbling and create that perfect caramelized texture and taste.
Serve this salmon with just about any side dish. Even simply steamed green beans or broccoli pair perfectly. It’s an easy meal that’s delicious and it’s absolutely perfect for a date night in. Enjoy!
- 2 6-oz fillets of Atlantic Salmon, about 1" thick
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp coconut sugar* or brown sugar
- Salt and epper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with a small piece of parchment paper.
- Place the salmon fillets (skin side down, if applicable) on the lined baking sheet and sprinkle each generously with salt and pepper. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard on each fillet. Then rub 1 teaspoon of sugar onto each fillet (2 teaspoons total).
- Bake in the oven for 8 minutes, then BROIL for 3 minutes, until the glaze is bubbling and the salmon is cooked to medium.
- Note: Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your salmon. The times listed are for a piece of salmon that is 1 inch at its thickest point.
Home Chef Tip: Coconut Sugar is refined sugar free and low on the glycemic index.
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