This honey glazed salmon has just the right balance of savory and sweet to complement the delicate flavor of fresh salmon. Pair this easy salmon with steamed vegetables and a garden salad for a colorful and flavorful low-calorie meal.
Easy to prepare, this low-calorie honey glazed salmon bakes amazingly fast and has a fairly easy cleanup as well.
Salmon is a flaky, firm fish that is high in omega-3 fats. If you don't like the taste of salmon, you can substitute it in this recipe (and most recipes that call for baking the fish) with several other types of fish, including ocean trout, mackerel, striped bass, and bluefish. Tuna steaks can also be substituted, but note using tuna will change the flavor of your recipe more noticeably than other varieties of fish.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. If you choose to line the pan with foil for easier cleanup, just spray a bit of cooking spray on the foil before placing the fish down.
- In a small dish, whisk together the oil, honey, and garlic and set aside. Sprinkle the salmon fillets evenly with the salt and black pepper. Using a basting brush, spread the honey mixture evenly over the salmon fillets.
- Place the salmon in the oven, and bake for 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve the salmon immediately.
To help with an easier clean up, place the fish on a piece of tin foil when cooking to catch all of the juices. You can try using parchment paper as well, as long as you're using a baking pan with a bit of depth, as opposed to a cookie sheet or other shallow dish.
If you find that a lingering odor bothers you after preparing a fish dinner, your best bet is to leave a window open to keep fresh air in the room. If that's not an option, try placing a small dish of vinegar near the stove while the fish is cooking. This little trick will help neutralize any fishy smells in the air and as an added bonus: you can recycle the vinegar after the fish is finished cooking and use it for another purpose. If neither option is available, lighting a scented candle will help diffuse the odor.
If you have any leftover salmon, the fish should be refrigerated and eaten the next day. It can be served plain, flaked over greens or even mixed into a simple grain salad.