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spicy honey garlic salmon

Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon

  • Author: chefjar
  • 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-1/2 cup
  • Whole-grain Dijon mustard- 1/2 cup
  • Dijon mustard-1/4 cup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Garlic cloves ( finely chopped)-8
  • Red chili flakes-1 tsp.
  • Cayenne pepper-1/4 tsp.
  • Paprika-1 tsp.
  • Olive oil- 1/3 cup

For Garnish

  • 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