Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This easy paleo Honey Mustard Baked Salmon Recipe is made in tin foil for easy cleanup. It’s a delicious dinner that’s done in less than 30 minutes!

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

So, have I told you guys that Michael broke his collar bone?

Yup. He broke it playing soccer about 2 weeks ago. Luckily it was not the same collar bone he broke 3 years ago. It was his other one. I guess he just wanted to even things out?

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So how did it happen you ask?

Well. He was playing soccer. You see, recently he joined this “old man’s” soccer league and at his first game he played goalie. Within the first 5 minutes he made an incredible save on goal. As in he dove halfway across the goal and saved the other team from scoring on the opposite post. It was awesome. Cason was so impressed and so was I. I didn’t know he could move that way.

After his first save I decided to put an order in for dinner. So I had my head down, typing in the order on my phone (so it’d be ready for pickup after the game) and the next thing I hear is. “I told you I wouldn’t make any promises.”

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You see. Right before Mike started his game, I looked at his friend (who convinced him to play) and said, “make sure my husband doesn’t get broken. Mkay?”

He promptly said right back, “no promises.”

Well, as soon as I heard him say “I told you…” I knew something was wrong. My heart sank. I looked up and saw my husband rolling around on the ground in pain. Ugh… not again! I’ve gone through the broken bone thing with him twice since we’ve been married and five surgeries resulting from those broken bones. It’s no fun. And he’s not the easiest patient. Plus he’s a big dude… 6’6″ and 250 lbs doesn’t move very smoothly.

He went in for an x-ray the next day at his good old friend, the sports medicine doctor, and we found out he had indeed broken his collar bone. The good thing was, he didn’t need surgery. At least not just yet. The bone was broken but was still aligned. So as long as he kept it in a sling and didn’t do too much to bother it, it should heal fine. Well, we will find out this week. Fingers crossed. So needless to say.. he did all that just to get out of changing diapers and late night feedings. Unbelievable!

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Ok. Fun story I know.

But, moving on to todays recipe. This Honey Mustard Baked Salmon.

Y’all. You need to raise your hands to the roof on this recipe. It is seriously ridic and will make your kitchen smell like heaven!

PS if you’re wondering. Yes there is totally a difference between farm raised salmon and wild caught stock eye salmon.

Tips for Making Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

The wild caught salmon is way better taste wise and has a different color to it. I just started buying the wild caught and even though it’s a little more pricey you can taste the difference! I highly recommend using it!

Once you have the right salmon all you need is a dynamite sauce to top it with and you’re golden. This Honey Mustard sauce is just that! It’s sweet, spicy and sticks right to the flesh of the salmon in all the right ways to make it super tasty! Add a squeeze of lemon to liven that fish up after baking and I guarantee you’ll fall in love!

Can’t wait to hear what you think. Bon Appetit friends!

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Easy Paleo Honey Mustard Baked Salmon in tin foil for easy cleanup. This sweet and spicy Baked Salmon is less than 200 calories, high in protein and done in less than 30 minutes!

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This easy paleo Honey Mustard Baked Salmon Recipe is made in tin foil for easy cleanup. It’s a delicious dinner that’s done in less than 30 minutes!



  • 2 lb. wild caught salmon filet
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper to season
  • squeeze of lemon to finish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil with about 4 inches of overhang off the sides. (you may need two sheets of foil to do this) Fold up the edges to create a pocket.
  3. Place the salmon in the center of the lined baking sheet.
  4. To a small bowl add, mustard, honey, smoked paprika, basil, red pepper flakes and minced garlic. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture over the salmon. Gently rub the mixture into the salmon so it is completely coated. Season the top of the salmon with salt and pepper.
  6. Using the tin foil overhang, fold to the center to create a dome and seal in the salmon so it created a closed tin foil pocket.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until your desired doneness.
  8. Remove foil and place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to caramelize the honey on top.
  9. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve!


Recipe adapted from Eating Well 101


  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 351 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 87 mg

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16 Responses
  1. Griff Neilson

    Salmon and honey are two of my favorite foods, so when I saw that they were getting married in this recipe I had to give it a try. I love the simplicity of the preparation and the flavor was wonderful. I also recommended it to some of my more busy clients and they loved it. Thank you!

    1. Krista

      Thank you, Griff! The perfect pairing! Baked Salmon is a great option for a quick dinner but not sacrificing taste! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kelly

    Hiiii. This looks super delicious and I am considering serving it for family for Mother’s Day next weekend, but they wanted to do everything on the grill..

    Do you have any guidance for adapting this for the grill? Can I just stick my baking sheet in the grill preheated to 400 instead of my oven? Hmmm.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      OH MY GOSH! I totally forgot to add minced garlic into the recipe! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CATCHING THAT! I just updated it! EEK!

  3. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    This looks so nice! I just picked up some salmon today, so I’ll have to give this a try. It seems so easy!

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