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Easy Glazed Salmon recipe

A terrific dinner doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen, or a long list of ingredients to buy at the grocery store…and our delicious and Easy Glazed Salmon is a perfect example! Scroll below to our recipe card to watch a video and see how easy this meal is to prepare!

How to Make this Easy Glaze for Salmon

Just stir together some Dijon mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar and extra virgin olive oil – and use half of the mixture as a marinade on some salmon fillets.  This will create a wonderful glaze that is slightly sweet and slightly savory – and a wonderful complement to the flavors of the salmon!

Next quickly sauté the salmon in a pan – turning frequently so all sides of the fillet cook evenly and turn a wonderful golden color.  Serve and use the remaining marinade as a delicious sauce over this easy glazed salmon!


easy glaze recipe for salmon

This easy glazed salmon would be wonderful served with a delicious salad or fresh asparagus, as well as our popular homemade rice pilaf.  Enjoy!

This recipe originally appeared on A Family Feast in January 2014.

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Easy Glazed Salmon

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: entree
  • Method: pan seared
  • Cuisine: seafood


  • 1 pound thick end, skin on salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Cut salmon in half to form two equal portions and place in appropriate sized bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mix Dijon, soy, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Pour half of marinade over salmon and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Reserve the remaining marinade – it will be used as a sauce when serving the salmon.
  3. In a medium to large sauté pan, heat remaining tablespoon of oil over medium to medium high heat and place salmon skin side down. Discard marinade that fish was sitting in. Brown 1-2 minutes and turn one quarter turn and brown salmon side 1-2 minutes. Continue this method until the fish has been turned and browned on all sides and ends back on skin down (four turns). Lower heat to low, cover and cook four minutes until done. Poke the top; if it doesn’t spring back, it needs to cook for longer. (We prefer our salmon slightly rare which reduced the final cooking time to three minutes for our two pieces.)
  4. Serve immediately and spoon reserved marinade over the fish. (Do not use the marinade that touched the uncooked salmon as a sauce.)

Keywords: salmon


Easy Glazed Salmon

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  • Pam Laszyca wrote:

    This is quick, easy and delicious! Having it again this evening! Everyone in the family enjoys it! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re welcome Pam – so glad the recipe was a hit!

  • Natalie Page wrote:

    As I was leafing through the pages of your website looking at all the recipes I came across a recipe that called for a can of SPAM and it looked scrumptious but I cannot for the life of me find it again. Can you please send me a copy of it to my email address?
    I have signed up to receive daily recipes from A Family

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Natalie – Unfortunately, I think you might have our site mixed up with someone else’s. We mention SPAM in this recipe: – but we haven’t used it as an ingredient in any of our recipe. I’m sorry I can’t be more help!

  • Stacey Evans wrote:

    My husband and I are trying to eat more fish this year, and this recipe looks amazing and so easy. We will be throwing these on the Big Green Egg next week. Thanks for sharing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Stacey!

  • Becki’s Whole Life wrote:

    I’m loving all of your quick recipes! This glaze sounds wonderful. We love Salmon and my husband could just eat it plain, but I always like to find different ways to cook it – this sounds perfect!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Becki!

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