Easy Baked Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe: A Delicious & Healthy Family Dinner!

Hello, fellow food lovers! It’s a chilly March evening here in Darien, Connecticut, and I’ve got the perfect easy dinner recipe to warm your hearts and fill your tummies. Tonight’s special ingredient is… drumroll please… salmon!

My daughter Emily, our talented pianist and ski enthusiast, has recently been expanding her culinary interests. She’s been helping me out in the kitchen more and more these days, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Just the other day, she came home from school with a newfound love for salmon after trying it at a friend’s house. Inspired by her enthusiasm, I decided to whip up a delicious and healthy salmon dish that the whole family could enjoy together.

This Baked Honey Mustard Salmon recipe is not only scrumptious and nutritious but also so simple to make. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family. Plus, the sweet and tangy honey mustard glaze adds a delightful kick to the tender, flaky salmon.

So, without further ado, here’s the recipe for our Baked Honey Mustard Salmon:

– 4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz each)
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/2 teaspoon paprika
– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
– Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.

2. Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the whole grain mustard, honey, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using) until well combined.

4. Spoon the honey mustard mixture evenly over the top of each salmon fillet, making sure to coat the entire surface.

5. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your fillets.

6. Remove the salmon from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Pair this Baked Honey Mustard Salmon with a side of steamed green beans, roasted asparagus, or a simple mixed greens salad for a wholesome and satisfying meal. I hope your family enjoys this dish as much as mine does. Bon appétit!

Until next time, happy cooking and warmest wishes from my kitchen to yours!

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