Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon

Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon
Easter is coming and I have been have been working on menu ideas and I was thinking about something other than ham and salmon is a great option! I wanted something fruity to represent spring and apricot was my first choice and from there I decided to go with a slightly Asian fusion theme where I combined the aspects of sweet, spicy, salty and sour. The apricot preserves provided the sweet and I went with dijon mustard for the spicy, soy sauce for the salty and lime juice for the sour and the combination created a fabulous blend of flavours that I accented with a touch of ginger and garlic. This recipe could not be easier, you simply mix the glaze, brush it on the salmon, bake and you're done. (You can optionally marinade the salmon in the glaze for a while before baking to infuse it with more flavour.) All said and done, this tasty apricot dijon glazed salmon takes less that 20 minutes to make making it a perfect weeknight meal or a meal for special occasions where you would rather be spending time with your family than in the kitchen. To complete the meal I served the salmon on an apricot quinoa salad along with some simple steamed asparagus making for a really nice Easter meal!

Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon

Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon

Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon

Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon
Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon

Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Salmon baked in an apricot dijon glaze with ginger and lime.

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves/jam
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (or tamari fro gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, grated
  1. Place the salmon on a baking dish, brush with the mixture of the apricot preserves, mustards, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger and garlic and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until the salmon just starts to flake easily, about 10 minutes.

Option: Marinate the salmon in the glaze for 30+ minutes before baking.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 286, Fat 10.9g (Saturated 1.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 295mg, Carbs 15g (Fiber 0.5g, Sugars 9g), Protein 35g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Fabulous salmon recipe!!! Must have some stat!

Maria said...

Love that glaze!

Heather Christo said...

this look fantastic! must make it very soon!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

this looks amazing!! that glaze is so perfect for the salmon!

Danae Halliday said...

Salmon sounds like a great alternative to ham for Easter! Love this apricot glaze!

Liz said...

A real nice and simple recipe.

Joanne V said...

This is an amazing recipe, and I love that glaze!

Grandbabycakes said...

This looks absolutely breathtaking! I want this for dinner now.

Kathleen said...

Delicious! Looks pretty easy too!

Kate @ Babaganosh.org said...

That glaze looks amazing! And the salmon looks so flaky and perfect too. I love that this is essentially a 1 step recipe!

Helen Kennedy said...

This sounds delicious, we both love salmon and apricots. The only problem is my husband hates mustard. Have you any suggestions as to what I could use instead.

Kevin Lynch said...

Helen Kennedy: The mustard is pretty key here and the other ingredients really mellows out the harsh flavour of the mustard. I think that replacing the mustard with a hot sauce like sriracha would also be very good, but different.

Jenny said...

Wow, this salmon looks fantastic Kevin! Great dinner idea!

Erin said...

I've only recently started warming up ti salmon and it usually must involve some kind of glaze or sauce covering it so this is right up my alley!

Paige said...

I made this and thoroughly enjoyed it! The second time around I added crushed pistachios to the topping, which was yummy. Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe!

Sarah said...

My husband and I enjoyed this recipe so much we made it twice in one week, something we rarely do. Highly recommend.

Kevin Lynch said...

Sarah: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Vivianne Bollien said...

Can you suggest some dishes to go with the salmon? I was going to try sugar peas for the veggie but not sure what else...my hubby does not like couscus he likes potatoes and pasta, but no cheese. TY

C1PNR said...

Kevin, is that a quinoa and carrot base for the salmon, steamed, boiled, or ?

Kevin Lynch said...

C1PNR: Yes that is an  Apricot Quinoa Salad

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