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Recipe: 15-Minute Honey Mustard Salmon

Recipe: 15-Minute Honey Mustard Salmon

I made this recipe up one night after my kids ate honey-mustard chicken somewhere and now it’s a weeknight family favorite. Truly, it comes together in no time! I grill mine, but you can also bake it in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Just put it in a well-oiled baking dish and forget about using the aluminum foil. With grilled or roasted veggies on the side, it’s a perfect 15-minute meal.


12-16 oz. salmon (for quicker cooking, cut it into 4 oz. pieces)
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


Turn on the grill to high heat. Take a 2 ft. long piece of aluminum foil and fold it over itself to create a 1 ft. long rectangle. Crimp the edges with your fingers to form a rim to hold in the juices. Prick it a few times with a fork.


With a whisk, stir together the honey and Dijon mustard. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel, then brush both sides with olive oil and season with the salt and pepper. Place the fish on the aluminum foil, put the whole thing on the grill, close the lid, and cook for 5 minutes. Lift the grill lid and brush the fish generously with the honey mustard. Close the lid and cook another 5 minutes. Brush again with the honey mustard. At this point, check to see if the salmon easily flakes when a fork is inserted. If not, close the lid and allow it to cook for up to 5 more minutes. Give it one last brush of glaze as you take it off the grill. 

(If you’re cooking it in the oven, cook it in a glass dish with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on top or 6 minutes, then brush it with the glaze and return it to the oven until it is browned and flakes easily with a fork, about 3-4 minutes longer. Brush it with the glaze one last time as it comes out of the oven.)

Once you’ve removed it from the grill, you’ll see that the salmon skin sticks to the foil, allowing the meat to just slide right off. 

For more ideas on making dinner fast, see Dinner in 15 Minutes? Possible!

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author and founder of the website One Family One Meal, a free meal planning and recipe resurce for parents who want to cook healthy meals their entire family will love. Her most recent book project is Williams-Sonoma’s Essentials of Roasting, Revised Edition.


Image Source: A. Haas

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TracyScott31730 TracyScott31730 5 years
There is no way my grandkids would touch this.
NaomiKelly NaomiKelly 6 years
We live off of Salmon but never really try any sauces on it we just bake or bbq it
susiewilson76671 susiewilson76671 6 years
I'm a mother of 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 1 gr grandbaby and there is no way they would eat salmon, they will eat shrimp and crappie and maybe trout, but anything else no way. Will try this on chicken though, sounds good done that way.
DesaBrown DesaBrown 6 years
Great idea! My kids (6 and 3) love fish, especially salmon! I also use a mayo, herb spread on salmon that is very delicious!
dollavazifdar dollavazifdar 6 years
sounds good... though my little girl prefers it with tandoori or lemon pepper..
VanessaRookeSaks VanessaRookeSaks 6 years
Sounds delicious! I know my 2 year old and 9 month old will love it!
MladenGrubor MladenGrubor 6 years
izgleda ukusno?
KimberlyBower KimberlyBower 6 years
My kids love salmon... My youngest girl thinks "it is a very pretty color." Your recipe sounds great! For all the other with negative comments, kids usually need to try a food three to seven times before they develop a taste for it. Just make side dishes you know they like and keep talking about how great the salmon is... Just maybe they will decide to try it. I can't think of a better starter recipe to use to introduce fish than honey mustard!
AmyMiller36715 AmyMiller36715 6 years
My kids are 6 & 5 and have loved salmon for years.
AngelaCornelius AngelaCornelius 6 years
sounds yummy, my 3 yr old will love it
TraceyMeaker TraceyMeaker 6 years
What if your husband & children are allergic to fish?
JamieBean16954 JamieBean16954 6 years
Oh awesome...this sounds great!!! Salmon was the only protein I could get my first born to eat once we hit the table food stage. She's grown since then...I'm sure she'll love this recipe along with the rest of us...thanks! :)
MichelleEdis MichelleEdis 6 years
Hate honey, hate mustard and really hate salmon! Oh well.
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