This spicy honey garlic salmon in foil is a quick and easy dinner. A whole side of salmon baked and broiled in a fantastic honey mustard sauce. A perfect salmon recipe for busy weeknights!
This recipe is a twist on my Honey Garlic Butter Salmon. If you can’t handle spicy food, you might want to check it.
I highly recommend to include salmon in your weekly menu because it is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. It is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, protein, vitamins B and a good source of Potassium, everything what your body needs.
If you love both salmon and spicy food, this salmon recipe is a keeper. Perfectly seasoned salmon with a spicy honey garlic sauce will become your new favorite. Baking salmon in foil makes it incredibly tender, juicy and flaky. It will melt in your mouth. I also love to broil it for a few minutes for a crispy finish! But you can skip this step.
Spicy honey garlic sauce
You will fall in love with this spicy honey garlic sauce. The best part, it is very versatile and goes well with any chicken roast, carrots or shrimp. You will need simple ingredients to make it.
- Whole-grain mustard- provides pasty texture.
- Dijon mustard ( regular)
- Lemon juice – feel free to adjust the amount for your liking.
- Garlic cloves
- Red chili flakes- For a milder version, add ¼ teaspoon instead of 1 teaspoon.
- Cayenne pepper
- Olive oil- you can substitute olive oil for unsalted butter.
Throw all the ingredients, mix and pour over the seasoned salmon!
how do you bake salmon in foil
Prepare a baking tray/ sheet by lining it with a large piece of aluminium foil. You will need a baking sheet with low sides for the air to circulate well in the oven. At the same time, it should not be flat without any sides, in case the sauce will leak out.
- Pat dry salmon and transfer on the prepared sheet. Once the spicy honey garlic sauce is ready, season salmon with ground black pepper and salt.
- Pour the sauce over the salmon and spread it with a spoon to cover every inch of salmon.
- Wrap salmon and bake for 15 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Remove from the oven and open the foil.
- Broil for 2-3 minutes for golden crispy finish.
how long to bake a whole salmon in foil
- 2.2 lbs (1 kg) side of salmon takes 15-16 minutes at 400 F (200 C) in the preheated oven.
- For a caramelised finish, broil salmon for further 2-3 minutes over medium.
- Don’t over bake or broil salmon! It will be DRY! Perfectly baked salmon is always juicy and flaky.
Side dishes for salmon
My personal favorite sides:
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Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
This spicy honey garlic salmon in foil is a quick and easy dinner. A whole side of salmon baked and broiled in a fantastic honey mustard sauce.
For the Salmon
- Side of salmon (skinless)-2.2 lbs (1 kg)
- Black pepper- 1 tsp.
- Salt- as needed
For Honey Garlic Sauce
- Honey-½ cup
- Whole-grain Dijon mustard- ½ cup
- Dijon mustard-¼ cup
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Garlic cloves ( finely chopped)-8
- Red chili flakes-1 tsp.
- Cayenne pepper-¼ tsp.
- Paprika-1 tsp.
- Olive oil- ⅓ cup
- Lemon slices- 5-6
- Fresh cilantro leaves ( finely chopped)- 2 tbsp.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and position a rack in the middle of the oven. Line a large baking tray/ sheet with a large piece of aluminium foil to be able make a packet.
- Combine honey, whole-grain Dijon mustard, regular Dijon mustard, garlic, lemon juice, red chili flakes, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and olive oil in a small bowl. Keep aside.
- Place salmon (skin side down) onto the prepared baking tray and season salmon with ground black pepper and salt.
- Pour the honey garlic sauce over the salmon and spread evenly with a spoon. Fold the sides of the aluminium foil over the salmon to cover the fish completely.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and open the foil. Top with lemon slices and broil for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
- Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro and serve immediately! Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 18
- Category: Salmon recipes
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 303
- Sugar: 6 g
- Sodium: 273 g
- Fat: 10.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 42 g
- Cholesterol: 139 mg
Keywords: spicy honey garlic salmon, salmon, baked salmon
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