As much as I love the flavor combination of lemon and dill on salmon, I wanted a different flavor with last night's dinner. I searched the web for salmon recipes, and saw a lot for salmon with honey and Dijon mustard sauce. However, I can't stand mustard, and don't keep any in the house. There were several recipes for salmon with soy sauce, but we had run out of soy sauce making burgers earlier in the week.
Then I found Lemon-Honey Grilled Salmon on a blog called Cooking in Sens. The sweet-tart flavor combination sounded appealing, though I wasn't sure how it would pair with the salmon. I didn't want to take the time to marinate the salmon, so instead I used the mixture as a glaze during baking.
It turned out to be a great flavor for the salmon. The sweetness of the honey cuts the tartness of the lemon, and gives an overall very subtle flavor to the salmon. Delicious!
Lemon-Honey Glazed Salmon
Adapted from Cooking in Sens
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 lb of salmon fillet with skin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, honey and melted butter.
- Line a sheet pan with tin foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray, and place salmon in the pan.
- Season the salmon to taste with salt and pepper, then brush with ⅓ of the lemon honey mixture.
- Bake for 15 minutes, brushing on a third more of the glaze at five, then ten minutes.