Baked Salmon With Honey Citrus Glaze

salmon with honey citrus glaze
Diana Rattray
Ratings (25)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
402 Calories
17g Fat
20g Carbs
41g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These baked salmon fillets are glazed with a tasty combination of honey, lime juice, and orange juice. The salmon is prepared and baked in 20 minutes or less.

Serve this salmon with a vegetable risotto or roasted potatoes and fresh cooked green beans or peas.

See the reader comments for more ideas and substitutions.


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each, skin on)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan

  2. Heat oven to 400 F (200 C/Gas 6).

  3. Place the salmon fillets, skin-side down, in the prepared baking pan.

  4. Combine the honey, lime juice, and orange juice; stir until well blended.

  5. Sprinkle the salmon fillets with salt and pepper then spoon the honey and juice mixture over the fillets.

  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Tips and Variations

  • Run your finger over the salmon fillet before cooking to make sure there are no pin bones.

  • Replace the lime juice with lemon juice.

Reader Comments

"This has to be one of the simplest and BEST recipes I've tried. This dish will be something that I will make over and over and over again!! Thank you!!" R.W.

"I changed this up a bit. I used lemon juice instead of lime and added some butter to the glaze. It tasted absolutely fantastic and had just enough sweetness to complement the salmon. I definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone." S.N.

"I decided to make this tonight for my fiancee, and what a great choice it was! We loved it, it was so delicious. The salmon tasted sweet, yet not too overwhelming. The orange juice and lime added the perfect flavor. I made this with baked potato and green beans. I will definitely make this again and recommend to everyone! I did have to bake the salmon for about 10 minutes longer so it was fully cooked. Other than that, it was great!" D78

"I added a splash of tequila to this and let the filets sit in the glaze for about 1/2 hour in the refrigerator while I prepped my side dishes. Wonderfully flavorful. Hubby loved it more than any other salmon dish he has ever had. Served with herbed polenta and sugar snap peas (steamed)." Concierge