Our Favorite Easy Oven Baked Salmon
This easy oven baked salmon recipe is our favorite! It’s cooked in a honey, Dijon and garlic sauce and takes just 10 minutes of prep time! Serve this healthy baked salmon with a roasted vegetable and some bread to make it a complete, 30 minute meal.
Do you struggle with picky eaters in your home? The term “picky eater” isn’t my favorite, but let’s just say that my kids are reluctant to eat foods that aren’t their favorites.
So many readers have emailed me to let me know that they have this same struggle. I want to be able to offer advice and strategies to help your little ones become more adventurous eaters. Luckily I have three little monkeys of my own (the fourth isn’t eating table foods yet), so I can see what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting kids to eat a variety of healthy foods.
One thing that has worked for me is to give kids more ownership over the meals that are served. The best way to do this is to get them involved in the process of preparing family meals. Step one? Let them help decide what’s for dinner. Not every night, but sometimes.
I let my older two kids each choose one meal for the week. They aren’t allowed to choose mac and cheese from a box (because they’d choose that every time), they can’t choose something we ate the prior week, and it has to be something we cook at home. I put their meals on our weekly menu, with the understanding that they then need to try whatever is served the other nights of the week without complaining.
The without complaining part is key. They had gotten into quite the poor manners habit of letting me know exactly how they felt about their meal, and not always in a nice way, either.
Last week the 5-year-old’s choice was salmon. I was excited that he chose salmon because I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you for a while! It was the perfect opportunity to take some photos and get it up on the blog!
This is my go-to recipe for salmon.
I love this easy oven baked salmon recipe because:
- There is virtually no clean up. Because who wants to spend time scrubbing pots and pans? Line your baking dish with parchment paper or foil and clean up is a breeze.
- The sauce is made with just a few ingredients, yet it gives the salmon the best flavor!
- There’s very little prep for this recipe. 10 minutes, tops. Which means that the salmon is ready in 30 minutes when you add in baking time.
To make this oven baked salmon a complete meal, I add a vegetable and a starch to our plates. Some options for the veggie are roasted broccoli, carrots or asparagus. For the starch, this time I served a sea salt and rosemary focaccia bread that I bought at Whole Foods. I also like to serve my easy Instant Pot mashed potatoes with this baked salmon.
It’s the first Thursday of the month so follow the links below to see more 30 minute dinner recipes from my friends!
Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup from Savory Nothings
Easy Shepherd’s Pie from Pumpkin ‘N Spice
Our Favorite Easy Oven Baked Salmon
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound salmon filet skin on
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, olive oil, honey, Dijon and garlic.
- Place salmon, skin side down, in the prepared baking dish. Pour about 2/3 of the sauce over the salmon, reserving the remaining 1/3 sauce.
- Bake for 15 minutes and then brush on the remaining sauce. Bake 2-5 minutes more, until internal temperature of the thickest part of the fish reaches 145 degrees on an instant read thermometer. Serve.
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