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Brown Sugar Honey Salmon Recipe

I came across a recipe for Brown Sugar Honey Salmon and decided to put my own twist on it. I now love Salmon more, than I ever have before.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, honey glazed salmon, salmon dinner, salmon recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Pastry Brush


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 pound salmon fillets


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, pineapple juice, mustard, olive oil, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cover the baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place salmon skin side down on cookie sheet lined with foil.
  • Brush marinade on salmon.
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of extra brown sugar so it will caramelize.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until salmon easily flakes with fork.
  • Drizzle with extra honey before serving.


  • Avoid Salmon that shows any sign of browning. This is where bad flavor and texture are going to come in. That also means too much air has gotten to it, and it hasn’t been properly stored. Avoid this Salmon.
    Go for pink or red salmon.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1139mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg