1 pound (450g) salmon fillet
1/2 cup (125ml) honey ( for non-low-carb, keto diet)
4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed through a garlic press
1/2 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Coarse salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, for garnish
1 lemon, sliced, for garnish
- To make the honey garlic baked salmon: Position a rack in the middle of your oven. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil to fold over and seal to create a packet.
- In a bowl, combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, oil, paprika, red pepper flakes, Cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
- Place the salmon onto the lined baking sheet. Pour the honey mustard mixture over the salmon, and spread evenly over the fish. Sprinkle with a good amount of salt and cracked pepper. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and completely seal the packet closed so the sauce does not leak.
- Bake salmon in foil until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness. Carefully open the foil, and broil under the broiler for 2-3 minutes on medium heat to caramelize the top of salmon. Garnish the honey garlic baked salmon with cilantro and serve immediately with lemon slices.