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Glazed with a sweet and spicy blend of brown sugar and Dijon mustard, this baked salmon melts in your mouth! Serve this easy baked salmon recipe year round with your favorite seasonal vegetables.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier meals. Adding seafood to my family’s weekly dinner rotation is an easy way to do that. Alaska Salmon is a great source of healthy protein that is naturally loaded with vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating 8 ounces of seafood per week.
Every time I cook salmon for my family, I think, Why don’t I make this more often? It’s SO EASY to bake salmon. Salmon bakes quickly, too, so our nutritious main course can be ready in less than 20 minutes.
Sometimes the best recipes are the simple ones like Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon. It’s an easy baked salmon recipe I keep coming back to because my family loves it. All you need to make it (besides the salmon) is a little bit of brown sugar and Dijon mustard!
Eating wild and sustainably caught Alaska seafood is a priority to me. When I shop for fresh seafood, I make sure to ask for “Alaska” at the seafood counter because all species of Alaska seafood are sustainably caught. This includes Alaska salmon, crab, halibut, cod and more. I recently asked for Alaska and got delicious wild caught Alaska Sockeye Salmon!
Remember to #AskForAlaska
You can be sure that you are eating sustainable seafood by remembering to Ask For Alaska at your seafood counter. You should also look for “Alaska” on frozen and canned seafood packaging.
The recipe directions below list the ingredient amounts to use for 16 ounces (1 pound) of Alaska Sockeye Salmon. You can easily double or triple the amounts to make as much brown sugar glaze as needed to cover your fish. I like to make about 3 ounces of salmon per person/serving.
The way I check to see if the salmon is done is to check the filet with a fork. Cooked salmon flakes easily when pulled with a fork. Sockeye salmon is a solid pink color all the way through when it is fully cooked. If you feel more comfortable using an instant read meat thermometer to check doneness, the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees for fish.
I worried that my salmon may have gotten a little bit overdone this time, but nobody seemed to notice. Everyone had nothing but compliments to say about how good it tasted. This baked salmon recipe with brown sugar glaze is truly delicious (if I do say so myself!)
Sweet potatoes are a nice and easy side dish to serve with the brown sugar baked salmon. Spiralized sweet potato takes the same amount of oven bake time as the salmon, so it works out perfectly. The sweet potatoes and salmon can even bake together on the same sheet. I separately steamed a bunch of fresh green beans to serve along with the salmon and sweet potatoes.
This easy baked salmon recipe is one that you will make over and over again. It’s flavorful, flaky and perfect for serving to your family and friends. Visit Alaska Seafood for delicious recipes for Alaska Salmon, Halibut, Cod and more.
Check out another one of my Alaska seafood recipes for How to Steam Wild Alaska Crab Legs. Alaska Crab is my absolute favorite!