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Baked Frozen Salmon with Mustard-Honey Sauce

baked frozen salmon with mustard-honey sauce

This Baked Frozen Salmon with Mustard-Honey Sauce is a delicious and healthy meal your family will love!

Frozen salmon is a staple in our household. At least twice a week, I make a fish-based meal, just to change things up a little bit.

This Baked Frozen Salmon in Mustard-Honey Sauce is one of my favorites! I like that it’s super easy to make (you can do it for less than 30 minutes) and it’s packed with flavor.

How to bake frozen salmon

You can bake salmon from the freezer (no overnight thawing needed). You just need to do some minimal prep prior to cooking.

Thawing under running water

This is something my husband taught me to do. You basically just have to place the frozen salmon fillets under running water (I do mine under warm water) until the flesh feels a little bit soft. Then, gently pat them with paper towels, brush a little bit of olive oil, and squeeze about 1-2 lemons and they’re ready to be baked!

How long to bake frozen salmon

I find that baking them at 405 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 minutes (first for 10 minutes and then 4 more minutes after brushing with the sauce) is the sweet spot for cooking them thoroughly (reaching 145 degrees Fahrenheit internally) without drying them.

Making the mustard-honey sauce

The mustard-honey sauce is so easy to make. You only need:

For eight 4-ounce fillets, a mixture comprised of 3 tbsp of the mustard, 1 tbsp of honey (to sweeten it a bit), 1/2 tbsp of the dried dill weed, and a little bit of salt and pepper is enough.

Ingredients for making the mustard-honey sauce

Optional BUT highly recommended!

My husband discovered this lovely add-on to the baked frozen salmon with mustard-honey sauce – sprinkling with curry powder! It makes a huge difference on the taste. Let’s just say, it made it three times tastier!

Here’s a step-by-step video on how it’s done:

If you made this recipe, please let me know how it goes in the comment section below! 🙂

Baked Frozen Salmon with Mustard-Honey Sauce

This Baked Frozen Salmon with Mustard-Honey Sauce is a delicious and healthy meal your family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked frozen salmon with mustard-honey sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 129kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 4-oz salmon fillets I used Walmart's frozen skinless salmon fillets.
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons)
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Optional but highly recommended:

  • 1/4 tsp curry powder

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven at 405 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and brush a little bit of olive oil to keep the fish from sticking. Set aside.

If using frozen salmon fillets:

  • Remove the packaging of the frozen salmon.
  • Thaw under running water until the flesh feels a little bit soft.
  • Pat dry with paper towels and then transfer to the prepared baking tray.

Preparing the salmon fillets:

  • Brush the salmon fillets with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Squeeze about 1-2 lemons on the fillets.
  • Bake at 405 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Making and applying the sauce:

  • In a clean bowl, mix the Dijon mustard, honey, dill weed, salt, and pepper together.
  • Brush on the salmon fillets (after the 10-minute baking time is up).
  • Bake at 405 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 more minutes.
  • Using a food thermometer, check the internal temperature of the salmon, making sure it's 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Video

Notes

Nutrition Information

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129 calories/4-oz fillet
Total fat 2.7 g | Cholesterol 45 mg | Sodium 285 mg | Carb. 2.3 g | Sugar 2.2 g | Protein 24 g

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