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Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil

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

Honey Mustard Salmon | Baked or Grilled

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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Honey Mustard Salmon with Green Beans

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

How To Cook Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

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.)

Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil

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

Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe


Grilled or Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

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

Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil

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  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 servings 1x


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.



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


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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131 comments on “Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil”

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  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!!
    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.

  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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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. I fixed this tonight for dinner party of 7. Did the grill version and it was absolutely outstanding – moist, cooked perfectly, and delicious. Everyone loved it!

  20. 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.

  21. 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!!

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

  22. I use Honey Mustard on chicken breasts, fish, deli sandwiches,etc.etc. Your man was smart to get you to try it. Thanks for the salmon “mustard” recipe. Delicious||||||.

  23. Now I hate mustard with a passion….But I have been coming around to grey poupon in my dishes. I can’t stomach whole grain mustard, so I’ll try this with grey poupon instead! I know it’ll still be good. Then when I graduate to whole grain mustard(let’s say in 50 years hahaha) I’ll redo the recipe!!!

  24. This is EXCELLENT!!! Everyone loved it! Very easy to make as Ali says. Salmon is moist and delicious!!!

  25. Can i use dijon mustard?

  26. Oh my lands…made this a few days ago for our family and a young couple with a one year old that came for dinner. I will be making this again and again, everyone including the one year old loved it! We cooked it on our smoker and placed it on the foil but didn’t wrap it. Delicious!! Thank you! Also, congrats on your wedding, so happy for you!

    • We’re so happy you all enjoyed it, Thea! And we appreciate your sweet words!

  27. I made this tonight using only about a lb. of sockeye salmon and the same amount of honey mustard sauce as the recipe called for with the exception of the mustard and honey measurements. I’m definitely on the honey lovers camp and used 1/4 mustard only and 1/4 honey. Baked it for 20 minutes, then broiled for 5. It came out nice and golden brown with a little of burnt edges, and the flavor was so good, not a single bit of salmon was left. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It’s a keeper for sure!

  28. Holy cow, was this good!! Super easy and the salmon was perfectly cooked. My 90 yr old mom and I made this together for dinner and she loved it! Thanks for a great dish that will take a permanent place in my recipe collection!

    • Thank you so much, Cindy! We’re so happy this was a hit with your mom! :)

  29. I made this tonight and it was delicious but it took almost 30 minutes to cook in the oven. And my salmon was only a pound. I have no idea how you got 15 minutes.

  30. Just to clarify….whole grain mustard. Never heard of whole grain mustard. Do you mean brown Dijon mustard? I want to make this tomorrow and need to buy ingredients.

  31. I am sure this is cheating, but to save time, could I just use a honey mustard dressing? They make several great ones and it seems easier.

  32. Made this for dinner last night and EVERYONE ate it – even my husband who isn’t thrilled with fish! I loved this but I altered it a bit – honey dijon mustard in place of whole grain and two drops of lemon essential oil instead of lemon juice and no parsley. Why because that’s what I had……. So delicious! The family has requested it again…

  33. I have made this twice and it is delicious. Mine doesn’t look like yours. What brand of mustard are you using? Yours is a lot darker than mine. In this photo, was the salmon cooked in the oven or on the grill?

  34. I must say, I absolutely love your recipes! This is now my 3rd recipe off your site and I have many more in mind. The Salmon turned out fantastic. The broiling at the end was a great finish. Great flavors and super easy prep. Made roasted veggies and jasmine rice to go with it. My husband and I both enjoyed our meal tonight, Thank you!

  35. My husband thought he didn’t like salmon. He raved about this dish. It took a little longer in my oven. Gave us time to enjoy some wine.

  36. Absolutely incredible recipe! I wasn’t quite the the fan of mustard or salmon, but knew of the benefits of both. OMG! Someone brought it to a get-together……beyond delicious!

  37. Absolutely incredible recipe! I wasn’t quite the the fan of mustard or salmon, but knew of the benefits of both. OMG! Someone brought it to a get-together……beyond delicious!

  38. We are usually on the go this is a quick healthy recipe. It was Delicious!!

  39. Can I use this honey mustard with other white fish?

  40. After making teriyaki salmon for a long time I came across your recipe while looking for a change. I thought there was too much garlic but my gf thought it was right on. I put everything in a zip lock and marinated the salmon for a while. Not sure if it makes much difference with mustard, but it was very tasty! Thank you!

  41. I made this easy salmon recipe in the oven last night It was fantastic! Can’t wait to make it again!

  42. I made this for dinner last night and it was wonderful – I would have snapped it, but my camera battery needed charging (and it didn’t look as pretty as yours!!). We will definitely be having this again – I had to use Dijon, as that was all I had in the cupboard, but it was still absolutely delicious. I will pick up some wholegrain mustard next time I am shopping, so that I can try the original recipe. I agree with you on mustard – it is definitely an acquired taste. At 54 years old, I still can’t bear the strong English stuff, but I have now conquered horseradish, which I think is another one that it takes quite a few goes to get to like. Enjoy Barcelona – we’re in the snow and sleet in southern England – yuk.

  43. Really tasty! !thank you for sharing!

  44. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this. I’ve never had salmon quite like it! And it was so simple for a beginner cook like me. :) Plus, my husband, who doesn’t like salmon OR mustard, loved it! He went back for seconds!! He’s a tough egg to crack when it comes to any food that isn’t fried, so thanks for that. <3

  45. This recipe is so easy and simply delicious!!! Great go-to on a week night!

  46. Yes, made it. Oh my goodness was it ever good, yummm. I spread the mustard on top then spooned on some honey that had crystalized, added the garlic and parsley (dried), salt, pepper and paprika. Then put the fresh lemon juice. I was amazed how delicious this was.
    Looking forward to trying it on chicken. Thank you for this simple and delicious recipe.

  47. This is the first time I have ever tried salmon with any honey mustard sauce, and it was fantastic! I appreciate the idea of opening up the salmon foil packet after it’s done and letting it go on broil for a few minutes. This was so tasty, I can’t wait to make it again.

  48. Can I i use regular yellow mustard ?

  49. Most delicious !!! No leftovers. Didn’t have smoked paprika or parsley on hand but no matter
    It’s the honey mustard that killed it. Sooooo yummy!
    But did cook twice as long as directed.