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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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    The Voice is an excellent concept, I agree! Plus, it’s so easy to crush on Adam and Blake. Gorgeous Baked Salmon, Julie! I love honey-Dijon and garlic together with fresh herbs for a simple but zippy-scrumptious sauce. Beautiful photography as always, too. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  • Carolyn says:

    The salmon looks fantastic! I’ve never watched the voice so I couldn’t really say on that score…

  • Tieghan says:

    I have never seen the voice since I have never been into those musical shows, but maybe I should give it a try! You made it sound pretty good!!

    As you did with the salmon! Sounds and looks perfect! Oh and I agree, you can never have too many salmon recipes!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Can a person have enough salmon? (note: totally rhetorical). Um, YUM! Love Maille too. RE the Voice: It’s the one singing show I will watch as well, and I’m excited to see the original crew back together.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    What a great way to enjoy some salmon! :) I love all of the garlic in the sauce!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    lol… I’m watching last nights now so it’s kind of funny you mention it ;) Also… Josh would totally love this so I clearly need to make it sometime.

  • marla says:

    Looks like dinner!

  • anna says:

    Wow this looks so good! I am normally not a big fan of salmon but this is making me hungry!

  • Maria says:

    Another great dinner recipe!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I always love a fast and easy Salmon Recipe! Delicious flavors!

  • Julia says:

    Gah, I hate when they don’t turn around too. I feel so bad.
    This salmon looks so delicious!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Sooo much salmon – I wanna eat it all!! That dijon sauce looks perfect!

  • Jamie @lifelovelemons says:

    Julie this looks amazing! Salmon is my favorite fish to make, cant wait to try this new marinade!

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    I love The Voice! That one 17 year old girl has amazing voice–I see her going all the way!

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    I love the VOICE way better than the other singing competitions. SO happy you posted two recipes for salmon because this one looks just as good as the other one.

  • Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    I actually have some salmon sitting around that I wasn’t sure what to do with, so this will be perfect! I love the Voice too, but I also get SO uncomfortable when they don’t turn their chairs. I just want everyone to win so there are no awkward moments!

  • Lisa says:

    Yum! I do a similar recipe–mix dijon with a little brown sugar. It’s SO GOOD. Add a little fresh rosemary, dinner is served. Will definitely try your version with the garlic!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I seriously need to watch the Voice. I swear I live under a rock sometimes. And I am totally making this salmon!

  • Gaby says:

    LOVE me some copper river salmon :)

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says:

    I’m hooked on the voice too! And I can always use a new salmon recipe. Looks great!

  • Alicia says:

    I love the Voice!! Watched all seasons and I really enjoyed Shakira’s passion and enjoyment with listening to the singers, so hope she comes back. As for the salmon, love it, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Dianna Belle says:

    i like it that judges are listening to voice, but when America votes… the ones that do not meet “the norm” (think country female singers, thin, certain look, certain voice with very few exceptions) get un-voted off the show. So it turns into the same thing- a popularity contest.
    oh BTW the Salmon dish looks awesome!!

    • Julie says:

      Yeah, that’s the part I don’t like. At the end it’s just America votes and you’re right – the ones that don’t meet “the norm” are usually the ones voted off – but at least they got their name out there and I’m sure record companies sign them so I guess even though they don’t win, they still get a record deal? Maybe? Wishful thinking? Haha, one can hope!

  • cassie says:

    I love the honey dijon and lemon combo. Great idea for salmon!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    This looks soooo delicious, and makes me sooooo hungry!! :)

  • Des says:

    Yum! We LOVE LOVE LOVE Maille mustard in our house. And I love the combo of salmon and dijon always. And with the addition of garlic that just makes it even better. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Loving the salmon! I like how you’ve paired it with mustard here.

  • Jess says:

    What a great recipe – I love how saucy that topping is -c an’t wait to try this!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks, Jess! I hope you do try it!

  • Monica says:

    Miraculously, my little one has always loved salmon so I’m always looking for a good recipe. I do a mustard/lemon dressing on it a lot – I’m totally going to throw in some garlic and parsley next time. Looks great!

  • Jaclyn says:

    I’m thinking we have the exact same taste in food, I was craving salmon today. I always love the things you post! This looks delicious!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh goodness, this looks like it would just melt in my mouth :) fish isn’t my favorite but this I can eat!

  • Jenifer says:

    I only have regular Dijon mustard….should I add honey? If so, how much?
    Thanks so much!

    • Julie says:

      Yes, I would add a bit of honey to mellow out the Dijon taste. I’d add 1/2 tbsp. or more. Start with 1/2 tbsp. then give it a quick taste and if it’s still a really strong Dijon flavor, I’d add more.

      • elena says:

        how can I get your israeli couscous recipe? please!!

        • Julie says:

          Hi Elena, it’s just Israeli couscous with a bit of butter :) that’s really it!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    This looks soooo good! I love baked salmon! And The Voice :)

  • Candice says:

    I agree! One can never have enough salmon recipes! =)

  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says:

    I can never not eat a good salmon dish like this recipe!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love these flavors and your presentation is gorgeous!

  • Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question…it was a delicious recipe! Since I am cooking for a five year old and two one year olds, I wound up using 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of honey:-)

    • Julie says:

      You’re so welcome, Jennifer! I’m so glad this recipe was a success and your little ones enjoyed it :)

  • Alicia J. says:

    I made this for dinner the night your post came out and my son and husband loved it. I will make more sauce next time. Thank you.

    • Julie says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Alicia! I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed it! :)

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Such a savory salmon dish here, love that dijon addition!

  • Jackie {The Beeroness} says:

    This is so going on my table soon! Great recipe.

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    I think my husband would flip over this recipe too! Love it, Julie!

  • Francesca says:

    looks like a great one for a quick + healthy meal :)

  • Lynna says:

    I seriously wish I could eat food from my computer screen. This sauce on the salmon makes me drool!

  • Sam says:

    The salmon was delicious! I’ve made salmon the same way for years, and it was really nice to mix it up. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • Julie says:

      So glad you enjoyed this :) it’s simple yet so delicious! Thanks for the feedback!

  • Carlos says:

    Excellent recipe!! Easy to cook.

  • Alisha says:

    I love salmon recipes, I just have one question, how do you keep the filets from getting the white fatty looking drainage while cooking?

    • Julie says:

      Hi Alisha! Hmm, that never seems to happen with me when I do that so I’m not quite sure how to guide you through that. I think the white fatty drainage is normal though if your salmon has some natural fat on it!

  • Just Jaime says:

    Made this tonight for dinner. Everyone loved it, including my 1 year old! Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks for letting me know! I’m glad everyone enjoyed it!

  • rachel says:

    I loved this! I have left over sauce so I’m going to male salmon again tomorrow night. Great and easy recipe, especially because I already owned all the ingredients to make the sauce.

    • Julie says:

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it :) the sauce is great!

  • Nisreen says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I was thinking of serving it with some bow tie pasta, should I just double the sauce and mix it in with the pasta?

    • Julie says:

      Yes, doubling the sauce would be just great for serving it with a side of pasta!

  • Jamie says:

    I love salmon, and this recipe looks great! I’ve never cared for any of the honey dijon I’ve bought from stores, so I will probably order the one you use. Unless, anyone else has great suggestions of ones I can by in the store? I’m curious how this recipe would taste cooking it sous vide. I found a pretty good teriyaki one here:

  • Ashamaree says:

    i am out of olive oil and my husband has our car at work.. I really want to surprise him can I use vegetable or coconut oil?

    • Ashamaree says:

      Or pOssiy sesame seed oil.. And if so would I still use an 1/8 cup?

      • Julie says:

        Definitely not sesame seed oil. You’d mess up the flavor. I’d use vegetable oil for this dish. And yes, 1/8 cup.

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