~ This incredibly easy and delicious salmon recipe is certain to become your family’s favorite! With ingredients you already have in your pantry, dinner will be ready in no time! And psssst … it’s kid-tested, kid-approved, too! ~
This Recipe Is: • Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Gluten Free •
My husband and I love salmon. And we tried to tell our kids how yummy it was. “No Thank You,” they said (notice those capital letters … we could definitely tell they meant it!).
We told them how nutritious it was. (The omega-3s! The protein! The vitamins!) They still turned their noses up at it. Humph … well, more for us, we thought.
They claimed they didn’t like salmon.
That is, until they tried really good salmon. (And then, along came today’s recipe … a game-changer that just might surprise even your pickiest “I-don’t-like-fish” kiddos into becoming instant salmon lovers!)
My littlest was the first to convert – and it just took one bite. Soon she was asking for a little bite here and a little bite there. I was more than happy to share … ahem, until she was eating my whole dinner! But can I really blame her? It’s soooo good!
My husband and I sent each other mental high-fives across the table.
We now eat salmon on a really-regular basis … a meal the whole family enjoys that’s a success every time!! Yumm-yumm-yummo! We all love it!
No matter how many other ways I’ve made salmon, this recipe is now the recipe. Sure, I’ve experimented with some deliciously complex flavors – super tasty. And I’ve tried clean, pure flavors – equally fantastic.
But this is the one – the recipe my family begs for. The recipe that revolutionized salmon recipes. (Well, at my house, at least.)
My oldest even asked for this very recipe to be served at her birthday dinner. If that doesn’t scream “I-LOVE-THIS-FOOD” I don’t know what does! Birthday dinners are a big deal to kids.
This crazy-easy salmon recipe is a little bit sweet from the honey … a tad bit tart from the apple cider vinegar … and all totally awesome.
People. I need you to hear me out.
Sometimes really (really) simple recipes are the best. Like really the best.
We honest-to-goodness haven’t fixed salmon any other way since. Yep. We love it that much!
In fact, I was fixing the recipe for dinner one evening, when my youngest had a friend over for dinner. I crossed my fingers and hoped her sweet friend would like it. (You know, since I’d had my own experiences with kids and salmon and all … )
Her friend loved it! Her mom even texted me after she got home, asking for the recipe for “the salmon with the yummy green sauce”! Whew!
Now, you may need to run to the store to get some salmon, but I can pretty much guarantee that you’ve already got all of the other ingredients you need to make this. Don’t you just love those recipes where you’ve got everything on hand? I know I do!
So since it’s the New Year, and the most popular resolutions people make include losing weight (or eating healthy) and getting organized … Shelley and I knew it was the right time to share this phenomenal salmon recipe (aka “The Game Changer”)!
I just know that you’ll love it! And I can vouch from firsthand experience that the kids … well, they’ll love it, too!
It’s simple, it’s healthy, it’s the very best way to start your New Year off on the right foot!
Happy New Year, friends!
- 1 pound salmon, skin removed (see note)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Line a glass baking dish with foil or parchment paper (see note).
- Place salmon in baking dish.
- Combine honey, vinegar, canola oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix until salt is dissolved and ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Pour honey mixture over salmon, making sure salmon is coated completely by glaze (although much of the glaze will run down into the pan).
- Bake for 17-22 minutes, checking for doneness (the thickest part of the salmon will flake easily with a fork). Do not overcook; salmon should be flakey and moist. Serve immediately.
Salmon: This recipe will also work with salmon that still has the skin on. Place the salmon in the pan skin-side down before pouring the glaze over top. Once baked, the salmon should be easy to lift away from the skin, leaving the skin behind in the baking pan.
Pan: Lining the pan with foil or parchment is purely for ease of cleanup. This recipe also works just fine in an unlined pan that's been prepped with a bit of non-stick spray.