Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic

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    This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it! #salmondinner #salmonrecipe #honeydijonsalmon #garlic #seafooddinner

    This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

    This baked salmon recipe with honey dijon and garlic won me a trip to Paris!

    Yes, it won me a trip to Paris and you can watch the video of me making it (at home) below!!

    I entered a random recipe contest with Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery. The recipe contest was simple: submit a recipe and name a wine they produce that you think would pair well with your recipe.

    I don’t like contests, have never entered one, and I never win anything in lottery situations anyway, but I figured since I already had a recipe that I knew would work well with one of their sauvignon blancs, I felt that submitting the recipe was no skin off my back. I submitted it and thought nothing of it. I honestly even forgot about the whole contest until I got an email congratulating me about winning a trip to Paris to compete in the final competition.

    I totally thought it was a scam at first but then I dug through emails and remembered this recipe contest that I entered. Holy crap! I won and was representing the United States in this competition!

    This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

    There were six other countries represented and one blogger from each country (and their guest) would be flown, all expenses paid, to Paris to compete for the grand prize, which was a 6-night, 7-day, all expense paid trip to Chile to visit the Cono Sur vineyards and winery!

    Jason unfortunately couldn’t come with to Paris due to work commitments but lucky Gina accompanied me to Paris.

    They flew both of us first class (umm, I don’t know if I can ever fly coach again, haha just kidding) and wined and dined us and showed us the beauty of Paris!

    Sadly, I didn’t win but I felt like a winner because I got a trip of a lifetime through this delicious salmon recipe!

    This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

    Now YOU can make this award-winning salmon recipe at home!!

    This salmon recipe really is easy and has got lots of flavor!

    I came up with this recipe by simply going into my pantry.

    You can’t ever go wrong with honey dijon mustard and garlic in a dish.

    How do you cook this baked salmon recipe?

    I put it on a baking sheet and let it bake open-faced.

    How fast does salmon take to bake?

    Super fast! Depending on how thick your salmon is, it is usually done in less than 15 minutes!

    You don’t want to overcook your salmon because it’ll get tough.

    This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

    What can you serve with this baked salmon recipe?

    I served this with pearl couscous but any grain would work here, along with some roasted vegetables.

    Overall thoughts on this baked salmon with honey dijon and garlic?

    It turned out wonderful! You can whip this together in 20 minutes and the sauce is SO GOOD.

    It doesn’t take away the beauty and flavor of the salmon but it enhances it.

    Honestly, this sauce can easily go on chicken, too, but if you’re looking for easy salmon recipes and want to utilize salmon more into your diet, then this recipe is for you!

    Other salmon recipes you may enjoy:



    This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it! #salmondinner #salmonrecipe #honeydijonsalmon #garlic #seafooddinner
    4.75 from 4 votes

    Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic

    An easy baked salmon recipe that is full of flavor and easy to whip up!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 20 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 369kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2: 10-12 ounce fresh salmon, (cleaned, pin-bones removed)
    • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 2-3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
    • 3 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
    • Juice of half a lemon
    • A pinch of salt
    • 1/8 cup of olive oil


    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with foil. Place salmon pieces on top of the foil and set aside.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, parsley, honey Dijon, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil. Whisk well until well-combined then using a pastry brush, brush on the sauce onto the salmon pieces.
    • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes (or depending on how thick your slices of salmon are, you may need to reduce the time by 2-3 minutes or increase it by 2-3 minutes - just keep an eye on it!)
    • Serve with your favorite sides (we served it with a side of Israeli couscous).



    Nutrition Facts
    Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic
    Amount Per Serving (1 6-ounce salmon)
    Calories 369 Calories from Fat 198
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 22g34%
    Saturated Fat 5g25%
    Carbohydrates 6g2%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 35g70%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Amy says:

    I just made this recipe tonight for dinner, and it was delicious! My husband and I loved it. Thank you!

  • Theresa A. Frank says:

    I really enjoy salmon, and this is a fantastic recipe.

  • Sandie says:

    Hi, I love the sound of your salons with mustard and garlic. Im not allowed citrus friut, could you please recommend another ingredient . Kind regards sandie

    • Julie says:

      You can just omit the lemon.

    • Luna says:

      Synthetic. My grandfather cannot have citrus either and I spent years cooking for him and my grandmother. Nobody here is going to want to say it but if flavor is the thing you got options. Otherwise use a different recipe but with fish it is more flavor(with some other proteins this is not the case as lemon helps tenderize and unlike a nice flaky salmon they need that effect). Usually, if I cut lemon in a recipe like this I add a tiny bit of butter with a similar tasting fruit that is not citrus(my grandfather could have pinneaple and it went surprisingly well in some recipes. Not so much in others. A little mango with the pinneaple helps so the flavor isnt as intense and blends better. It may make the fish a little more sweat.

      Keep in mind I have not made this recipe yet and these are more possible things to do that have worked with other recipes and even kiddo likes it with tilapia, however different fish and different recipe and I ended up here probably the same way you did. Looking for ideas on how to cook up some salmon. Do what you will with that information. I know dietary restrictions can be a pain. Even if it may or may not help with this recipe I hope it helps overall.

      Oh yeah, and at least with some fish they go well with berries or nuttier dishes that compliment. If you cannot have citrus there are def options… Not that a google search reflects that(searching general recipes you’d think there was only like three recipes and everything else a variation if that- if that).

  • Rose says:

    In your video you add honey but the recipe doesn’t call for it. How much honey do you add or you don’t need it. thank u

    • Julie says:

      Hi sorry, the honey was there to compensate in case people couldn’t find honey dijon, which is what the recipe calls for. So you can make your own honey dijon at home if you can’t find it. I used 2 tablespoons of honey.

  • Karen says:

    This is an easy, tasty way to prepare salmon. The short list
    of ingredients packs some bold savory flavor. We try to eat fish twice a week and salmon is our favorite. This is a delicious recipe I could enjoy every week. Tonight I served it with brown rice and roasted Brussel sprouts. Yummy and thanks for sharing!

    • Julie says:

      Glad you enjoyed!!!

  • Deirdre says:

    Sounds like a great recipe. Will try for thanksgiving. Thank you

    • Julie Wampler says:

      I hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Cindy says:

    This salmon was so good!

  • Laurie J Whitman says:

    We love this! I made it the other night and am making it again for my birthday dinner. Yum. Easy and quick and so tasty!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Happy belated! So glad it was a success!

  • Brooke says:

    This came out so excellent. But i added to it. I put some red potatoes and carrots in the pan and brushed them with sauce as well then seasoned some asparagus with kosher salt, pepper, and olive oil and put that on top of everything. My family loved every bite

    • Julie Wampler says:

      So glad to hear this! I love that you added more to this dish to make it your own!

  • Billie C says:

    Hands down, salmon is my favorite seafood! So you know I simply can;t wait to try this! Going on menu for this weekend!!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Hope you enjoy!

  • Megan says:

    This is my favorite salmon recipe! I first tried this during your January meal plan challenge, and it became a favorite. We eat this pretty regularly, and I’ve also put the sauce on chicken breast, it was really good!

  • Lucas says:

    This is heavenly! Thank you for sharing!

  • Els says:

    Great, simple and delicious salmon. I will put it in my recipe collection.

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  • Monica says:

    Thank you for the amazing recipe! This is the easiest and most delicious salmon dish I’ve ever made. It’s no wonder you won the contest. The flavor of the sauce enhances the salmon perfectly. Didn’t have a glass of white wine with it this time but looking forward to pairing one with it in the future.

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