Flaky honey garlic baked salmon is dinner perfection in just 20 minutes. This salmon recipe is baked on a sheet pan for an easy dinner everyone will love!
1 pound (450g) salmon fillet
1/2 cup (125ml) honey ( for non-low-carb, keto diet)
4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed through a garlic press
1/2 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Coarse salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, for garnish
1 lemon, sliced, for garnish
1. To make the baked honey garlic salmon: Position a rack in the middle of your oven. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil to fold over and seal to create a packet.
2. In a bowl, combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, oil, paprika, red pepper flakes, Cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
3. Place the salmon onto the lined baking sheet. Pour the honey mustard mixture over the salmon, and spread evenly over the fish. Sprinkle with a good amount of salt and cracked pepper. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and completely seal the packet closed so the sauce does not leak.
4. Bake salmon in foil until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness. Carefully open the foil, and broil under the broiler for 2-3 minutes on medium heat to caramelize the top of salmon. Garnish the baked honey garlic salmon with cilantro and serve immediately with lemon slices. Enjoy!