Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil

This Honey-Mustard Salmon recipe only takes about 25 minutes to make in the oven or on the grill, and tastes absolutely delicious!!

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I don’t know if any of you have ever noticed, but this blog is majorly lacking in recipes featuring the “M” word.

Sorry guys, mustard has just never really been my thing.  😂

But oh my goodness, this fiancé of mine absolutely loves it.  When we go to McCoy’s in Kansas City for their famous soft pretzels, he happily slides the bowl of cheese sauce over to me and places the bowl of grainy mustard squarely in front of him like he won the lottery.  And we happily devour both without having to share.  Which — I think we’d both agree — is a fabulous win-win.

That said, I’m notorious for always being “that friend” at restaurants who kiiiind of wants to try a bite of every single thing that everyone else ordered.  (R&D, right?)  And over the past two years of eating out with Barclay, I’ve probably sampled more mustard dishes than I have in the past twenty.  And I think that my reluctant little tastes buds may finally be coming around, especially when a little honey is also involved in a sauce.  I’ve decided it’s my gateway into mustard for now.  Oh, and the grainer the better.

Progress.  👍🏻

So this past weekend, I decided to cook my first dish for the two of us that featured the “M” word as an actual main ingredient.  And I’m happy to report that we both loved it!  Plus, it literally only took about 7 minutes to prep and 18 to bake (or you can pop it on the grill).  Which means — you do the math — this amazing main course was ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

My kind of meal.

(Even with mustard.  😉)

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I mean, seriously, so gorgeous!  And SO easy to make.

The homemade Honey Mustard Sauce in this delicious salmon recipe is SO delicious, and takes just a few minutes to prepare. | gimmesomeoven.com

Just fire up your oven or grill.  Then while it’s heating, lay out some long sheets of aluminum foil on a baking sheet.  (<– You might need to use two if your foil isn’t wide enough to form a “packet” around the salmon later.)  Lay the salmon on the foil.

Then whisk together a simple honey mustard sauce using lots of whole-grain mustard, honey, garlic, lemon juice, smoked paprika, S&P.  Spread it out evenly on top of the salmon.  Then close your huge foil “packet” and pop the salmon into the oven (or grill) for about 15-18 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through.  (I like to carefully open the packet and turn on the broiler for the final few minutes to get the top nice and toasty.)

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Then sprinkle the salmon with some finely-chopped fresh parsley…

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…and…SERVE!

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We served ours up with some roasted green beans and some leftover arugula pasta salad I had on hand (recipe coming to the blog soon!), and absolutely loved it.  But this salmon would be delicious served with any fresh green salads, roasted veggies, pasta, lentils, sauteéd greens…you name it.  That sweet and savory honey-mustard sauce (I can’t believe I’m saying this) really is so versatile.  And so delicious.

Barclay said that he’d recommend that his fellow super-mustard-lovers should add in a little extra mustard and go a little lighter on the honey.  So feel free to modify this recipe to taste however you’d like!  But if you happen to be in my camp and like the sweet and savory balance, I think you’ll dig the recipe below.

Enjoy, friends!

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Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil

This Honey Mustard Salmon recipe features a homemade honey mustard sauce that is super delicious (and easy to adapt if you like to go heavier on the honey or mustard side).  It can also be cooked quickly and easily in the oven or on the grill — your choice.

Ingredients:

Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil:

  • 1 batch honey mustard sauce (see below)
  • 2 pound side of salmon, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh parsley leaves

Honey Mustard Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

To Make The Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.  Or heat a grill to medium heat.
  2. Prepare your honey mustard sauce as directed below.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with a large sheet of aluminum foil.  Mist the foil with cooking spray, then lay out the salmon in the middle of the foil.
  4. Spoon the honey mustard sauce on top of the salmon, and spread it around evenly so that it covers the top of the salmon.
  5. Fold the sides of the aluminum foil up and over the top of the salmon until it is completely enclosed.  (If your sheet of foil is not large enough, just place a second sheet of foil on top and fold the edges so that it forms a sealed packet.)
  6. To Cook In The Oven: Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until the salmon is almost completely cooked through.  (Cooking times will vary on the thickness of your salmon, so I recommend checking it a few minutes early if you have a thinner cut of salmon.)  Remove the salmon from the oven and carefully open and pull back the aluminum foil so that the top of the fish is completely exposed.  (Be careful, lots of hot steam will be released!)  Change the oven setting to broil, then return the fish to the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes.  (Keep a close eye on the salmon while broiling, though, to be sure that the sauce does not burn.)
  7. To Cook On The Grill: Carefully transfer the packet of salmon to the grill, and grill for 12-14 minutes, or until the salmon is almost completely cooked through.  (Cooking times will vary on the thickness of your salmon, so I recommend checking it a few minutes early if you have a thinner cut of salmon.)  Carefully open and pull back the aluminum foil so that the top of the fish is completely exposed.  (Be careful, lots of hot steam will be released!)  Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.
  8. Remove salmon from the oven or grill.  Sprinkle the top of the salmon evenly with parsley, and serve immediately.

To Make The Honey Mustard Sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.

If you really love mustard, feel free to increase the mustard amount to 1/2 cup, and/or scale back a bit on the honey.

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40 comments on “Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil”

  1. I LOVE honey mustard chicken and I LOVE salmon, but I’ve never thought to marry the two! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

    xx Allison

    • We think you’ll love this, Allison! If you make it, definitely snap a pic on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag gimmesomeoven — we’d love to know what you think!

  2. I make a very similar honey mustard marinade for grilled chicken (and save a little of the marinade to brush on at the end) and it is by far my husband’s favorite version of grilled chicken that we make. I have been trying to get him to eat salmon, so this might just be the way to do it! Thanks!

  3. Thanks for thinking of those mustard lovers out there sweetheart!!
    Love,
    Your darling fiancé :) xoxo

  4. I CANNOT wait to try this! My hubby loves honey mustard but I’m with you, mustard has never been my thing. Excited to find a happy medium ;)

    • Thanks, Amory (btw, we love your name)! And we hope you and your husband enjoy this! :)

  5. This looks amazing! I am going to have to try this!! These pictures are so incredible!

  6. This looks so yummy. I always wonder what else could I do with salmons. This is a great idea.

    Rating: 5
  7. I made this last night. So easy and so good! When my husband tasted it, he said, “Incredible!” The only modification I made (and it may have been my oven) was I had to put it back in the oven to cook for a few more minutes.

    Rating: 5
    • Thank you for the kind review Lyn! We’re so happy you and your husband enjoyed it!

  8. This was so easy to put together for my husband to grill. It took a little longer to cook than the recipe stated, but that is typical for grilling. My family enjoyed this very much. Thanks for a good recipe!

    Rating: 4
    • Thank you for sharing, Vivian, we’re so happy you and your family enjoyed it! :)

  9. This salmon looks amazing! Salmon in foil is our favorite but never ever have I experimented with flavors. It’s always been just simple seasoning and lemon. Now this is a whole new level!

  10. It was fabulous!! Reduced recipe for only 2 filets and cooked it in the foil on the bbq. My husband said it was the best salmon I’ve ever prepared! Thanks for another great recipe!!

  11. My husband says this is one of the best things we’ve pulled off the grill! The mustard/honey sauce is just wonderful. Great flavor and so easy to prepare. Thank you for a fabulous recipe!

    Rating: 5
    • That’s such a nice compliment, Jakalyn, thank you for sharing with us! :D

  12. i’m going to try the sauce on other fish plates thanks !!!

  13. OMG! This is one of the best recipes I have ever had. So tender, so juicy, sooo good!
    Easy to make and on a hot summer day it was even easier in my toaster oven. Just watched the clock to make sure I didn’t under/over cook it. Thank you. This one has been marked with an A+. (PS: I grade all my recipes…) Fran.

    Rating: 5
    • Thank you so much for your sweet words, Fran — we’re thrilled that you loved it, and we appreciate the generous rating! :D

  14. Try Plochman’s mustard! I’m not a big fan of “regular” mustard, the yellow stuff but the grainy stuff? MMM! We can seriously eat this with a spoon out of the jar like pb! the hot/sweet ones are usually pretty complex and delicious too.

    • Thanks for the recommendation, Samantha, we’ll definitely have to see if we can track it down! :)

  15. I had a men’s night at a mountain cabin in the woods of Eastern Carmel Valley. We sat around smoking real Cubanos cigars; I picked up a box while in Havana April 2017, telling tall tales and sipping and eight-year-old Cab. I thought the best thing to go with a night like that would, of course, be partially burnt dead cow; emphasis on partially, since men tend to like their beef ‘red.’ However, when I came across this delectable looking recipe the idea of PBDC evaporated in less than an instant. I followed your recipe to the letter including the cooking time on an open fire. It was amazing! I got nothing but compliments and, “You have to give me the recipe so I can make it for my wife!” requests. I am now the official cook for all future ‘Hoorah’ events with the guys! You’ve done a great job with this web site. I’m looking forward to trying many more of theses fine looking dishes! -Kurt … 12 thumbs up from me and the guys! This sauce is the boss!

    Rating: 5
    • Thank you so much for sharing with us, Kurt, that sounds like such a great night! And we’re happy to hear this was a hit with everyone! :D

  16. It looks delicious. Thanks!

  17. I’ve never used foil before. Does it need special training so that the results will not disappoint?

    • Nope, just follow the instructions, and the results should be yummy — we hope you enjoy! :)

  18. Your photos of this salmon are mouth-watering delicious! Can’t wait to give it a shot!!!

  19. 375degrees for Salmon n? Good thing I DOUBLED the cooking time or I’d be dead!

    • Yes, that’s correct (375F). We’re not sure what you mean though, that temp and time always works great for us and we haven’t heard of anyone having any issues with it not being done at that temp.

  20. This got an enthusiastic “you can make this again” from my husband! I usually dislike mustard but this had just the right amount. I used Dijon mustard instead of whole grain & I put the sauce over chicken & roasted in oven at 425 for 15-20 mins. Winner!!

    Rating: 5
    • We’re so glad it was a hit, Meredith — thanks for giving it a try! :)