Oven Baked Salmon with a Tangy Glaze

This oven baked glazed salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.

Since our first ovenΒ baked salmon recipe went viral in the land of Pinterest (over 580,000 pins to date), I figured you all loved it. πŸ™‚ Well, here’s the next big thing.

This glazed salmon recipe comes from the same Katya who shared her cherry filled cupcakes with us. Her family lives in WA and this is their favorite way of preparing salmon. As we know, salmon is huge in the Seattle area (my rainy home town). Enjoy this juicy and easy oven baked salmon recipe!

Can I tell you a story?

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Well, I’m going to anyway. My family went fishing for salmon in the Puget Sound several times (on our 17-foot Sea Ray boat) when I was a kid. We were in the puget sound one day trolling for salmon and were surrounded by a dense fog.

We heard a low and deep horn, but of course, we couldn’t see a lick through that fog. All of a sudden, a great black wall passed just feet from our boat. It was a huge barge that sent a decent wave of water into our boat. I’m certain there were angels around us that day.

I have lots and lots of fishing stories. We went crab catching on that same boat, caught sharks, sea rays, and all kinds of strange creatures. What an exciting place to fish (except for nearly dying). Growing up in Seattle was quite an adventure.

Um, yes, where was I? This glazed salmon has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it’s way too easy to make! Happy pinning! πŸ˜‰

Ingredients for Oven Baked Glazed Salmon

2 lbs fresh salmon
1/2 tsp salt (we love sea salt)
1/8 tsp granulated sugar
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 lemon, sliced

This oven baked salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.

How to Make the Best Oven BakedΒ Salmon:

Preheat the Oven to 350˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. 
1. In a small ramekin, combine 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp sugar, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp paprika and mix.Β Sprinkle the top of your salmon evenly with your seasoning mix.

This oven baked salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.

2. Spread with a thin layer of mayo. It really just needs a little. Don’t slather it on. A little goes a long way in this recipe. Top with slices of lemon. Cover with foil and bake at 350˚F for 20 min. Remove foil and broil an extra 3 minutes or so to get a nice golden crust on the top.

This oven baked salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.

How lovely and it makes such a beautiful presentation for company!

This oven baked salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.

Bada Bing Bada Boom. Enjoy this oven baked glazed salmon!

This oven baked glazed salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.

Baked Salmon with a Lemon Mayo Glaze

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This oven baked salmon recipe has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's so easy to make. The glaze seals in the wonderful juices in this oven baked salmon.
This salmon has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's just right and way too easy to make!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by season $14-$20
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh salmon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon sliced

Instructions

  1. How to Make the Best Oven Roasted Salmon:
  2. Preheat the Oven to 350˚F for 20 min. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  3. In a small ramekin, combine 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp sugar, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp paprika and mix. Sprinkle the top of your salmon evenly with your seasoning mix.
  4. Spread with a thin layer of mayo. It really just needs a little. Don't slather it on. A little goes a long way with Mayo. Top with slices of lemon. Cover with foil and bake at 350˚F for 20 min. Remove foil and broil a 3 minutes or so to get a nice golden crust on the top.

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  • Vera
    May 1, 2017

    Hello Natasha. and can you write me recipe of this rice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2017

      Hi Vera, this was actually my sisters rice – she made it and I used the leftovers for photography (the secret is out!) πŸ™‚ I’ll see if she remembers it… Reply

      • Vera
        May 2, 2017

        Thank you:) Reply

  • jina
    February 27, 2017

    brown sugar or white? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2017

      Hi Jina, it is white sugar πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tiffany
    November 8, 2016

    I bought salmon on sale and wanted a quick and easy, yet delicious recipe and I knew Natasha’s Kitchen would have the answer :). The salmon turned out perfect and my husband loved it. I’ve been following your blog for about four years and always love your recipes!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2016

      Hi Tiffany! Thank you for the amazing review. I’m so happy to hear you both enjoyed it! I think you would also enjoy our baked salmon with garlic and dijon – it’s also super simple and incredibly flavorful. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Deborah
    March 24, 2016

    I thought this was a Joy Bauer recipe….. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2016

      Hi Deborah, I don’t know Joy Bauer. I got the recipe from one of my readers. Reply

  • Lina
    February 27, 2016

    Wow. If you are limited on ingredients and still want to make something delicious this is the way to do it. I was so low on groceries, even out of mayo and lemons. I substituted that for ranch and mandarins. I gotta say the taste came out not bad, but mayo will probably taste better πŸ˜‰
    I am extremely picky when it comes to meat and seafood, and this recipe gave me the perfect moistness, not the dryness I usually get when I try to cook: thank you Natasha for this super easy and delicious recipe! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2016

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I love that you improvised with what you had on hand. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Natalya
    December 2, 2015

    Hi Natasha! I have tried your salmon recipe tonight. It came out delicious! It was very easy to make.:)
    I the past, I would always get dry fish when I made salmon. This one, however, was very moist, with lots of flavor. A simple perfection! Thank you for the great recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2015

      Thank you Natalya for the great review! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. The glaze is very forgiving. I love that it seals in the salmon juices. So yummy πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Katie Foster
    July 18, 2015

    Hello! Loved this recipe!! Made it for my friend and her 16 month old baby… the baby kept saying fisss? fisss? and doing a little dance every time a bit went in her mouth. Great job, thanks for an easy pleaser fish recipe! Also do you have any advice for someone with a culinary background like myself who might want to start her own blog? Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 18, 2015

      Oh my goodness that’s so so cute! You’re already way ahead of me since I didn’t have a culinary background. I’d recommend you start with our resources page. I hope it’s helpful to you! https://natashaskitchen.com/blogger-resources/ Reply

  • Natasha
    May 16, 2015

    I wish you had a grilled salmon recepie … Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 16, 2015

      I’ve actually been thinking about that this week! Thanks for the request! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Bai
    December 4, 2014

    Hi Natasha. I just want to thank you for your wonderful recipes. The ones I’ve tried so far have been a hit at home. We don’t even go out to eat anymore! I really loved the carrot and apple salad but I had to make some variation since I didn’t have raisins or craisins. I used some dates instead and decided to forgo the sugar. It was so good that it is now my favorite salad, of the moment. Thanks again for the concise and comprehensive recipes. I can’t wait to try more. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2014

      I’m just so happy to hear that you are enjoying the recipes! Thank you so much for the great feedback! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Oksanao
    October 6, 2014

    Hello Natasha! Could you post more rice recipes? I feel like I always either make mashed potatoes or pasta. Wish there were more rice recipes available. Thanks in advance! Reply

  • Wafaa
    August 31, 2014

    Hello, did you ever post the rice recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2014

      Oh snap, no I completely forgot, sorry. πŸ™ Reply

  • Yelena
    June 2, 2014

    Hey Natasha! Wonderful recipes you have! I had a quastion about this salmon dish, have u tried do make it on the grill instead of oven? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 2, 2014

      I helped my sister make this same recipe for dinner! I haven’t tried it on the grill so I can’t give you exact instructions. I think it would work on a grill. Are you thinking about a cedar plank or just straight on the grill? You might need a little extra mayo if you grill it. Reply

  • Lily
    January 11, 2014

    Would this work for tilapia? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 11, 2014

      I haven’t tried it, but I think it would work. Tilapia is a thinner fish usually though so make a lighter layer of the topping and don’t bake as long. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Inna
    January 9, 2014

    Making it again! So good! I can’t remember how many times I prepared this recipe. This time I am having some green beans on a side with it! As always thank you, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2014

      This salmon would be perfect with green beans πŸ™‚ Yum! Reply

  • Roxanne
    November 12, 2013

    Another amazing recipe! The whole fish was gone in one sitting πŸ™‚ Thanks Natasha, we are big on fish! This hit just the right spot πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 13, 2013

      You are welcome Roxanne, and thank you for a good report :). Reply

  • Alina D
    October 31, 2013

    Hey Natasha! could I use the unfrozen salmon fish fillets with these ingredients?
    it doesn’t make a difference which fish I use does it?
    as long as its salmon or it could be other fish too? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 31, 2013

      You could use other fish. No problem! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Oksana
    October 7, 2013

    I made this on Sunday. It was really good; however, next time I plan to season the whole salmon and spread a little more mayo (felt like 1/3 cup wasn’t enough). Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 7, 2013

      Did you have a thicker piece of salmon? I did not season the backside of the salmon because I usually discard the skin. You can definitely season the whole thing. πŸ™‚ i’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • October 6, 2013

    Wow, what a story! I would be so scared. You fished for your own salmon – how cool is that! Beautiful meal – pinned! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 7, 2013

      Thank you Julia. You are awesome!! Reply

  • Inna
    October 4, 2013

    We absolutely loved it! Thanks for sharing this recipe is a keeper! And super easy! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 4, 2013

      Yes!!! I’m always so happy to hear that someone has enjoyed a recipe from my blog πŸ™‚ thanks for reporting back! Reply

  • Nat
    October 3, 2013

    The salmon looks great!
    Do you have the recipe for the rice dish in the picture that goes with the Salmon recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2013

      I’m working on getting the recipe. There’s a lot of interest in the rice! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Snow
    October 3, 2013

    Hey Natasha! For the broiling part, do we keep it at 350 or raise the temp? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2013

      I just switched the temperature setting to a “broil” and placed it on the top rack. Hope this helps :). Reply

  • Estera N
    October 2, 2013

    I’ve been living in Seattle for 25 yrs now and LOVE it here ! πŸ™‚
    Where in Seattle did you live ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      Our address was Seattle πŸ™‚ South Park! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • olga vorobey
    October 2, 2013

    The salmon looks delicious. But can you also post the rice next to it as well. That would be great. Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      It’s funny how many requests I’ve had for the rice! I’ll try to get the recipe, or just re-create it! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • October 2, 2013

    PS. I told you, you have lots of great stories.:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      Seems like you go fishing as well, The best salmon is the one you catch your self :). Reply

  • October 2, 2013

    Wow, that’s a crazy story, Natasha!!! WOW. I didn’t know you lived in Seattle. Living in Vancouver, with the same weather conditions like in Seattle, we go down to Seattle a lot. And yes, salmon is huge here. I’m buried in salmon to my ears now. This week I made spring salmon we caught in Tofino (Vancouver Island). I made it with peanut butter & miso glaze. Trying to add variety to our salmon feasts every week. It was OMG. I should try your Dijon one. Over 45K pins, wow! This one looks amazing too. I just need to find substitution for mayo.:) I know, me and my mayo issues…LOL Reply

  • Vera
    October 2, 2013

    Great timing Natsha! Got salmon out of the freezer this morning, to prepare for dinner tonight, and just got the email of your new post, gonna use your recipe. Thank you :). Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      Great timing indeed :). Let me know how it turns out. Reply

      • Vera
        October 17, 2013

        5 Star recipe! So delish! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 17, 2013

          yes!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lesya
    October 2, 2013

    This looks delicious, Natasha! Do you also have a recipe for the rice on this photo? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      That rice is getting popular πŸ˜‰ I’ll get the recipe from my sister (she had too much and sent some to our house!). Reply

  • October 2, 2013

    I’ve never been fishing before but that surely does sound like an adventure!
    Salmon is awesome. I love how the glaze is simple and still lets the salmon flavor shine. πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      Thank you Tina, I will remember those adventures for a lifetime :). Reply

  • October 2, 2013

    Love salmon! This is the similar recipe to mine. It’s delicious!!! I did not know you were from Seattle. Really interesting fishing story (scary). Reply

  • Liz
    October 2, 2013

    Thanks for the nice recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      You are welcome Liz, I never get tired of eating salmon :). Reply

  • alana
    October 2, 2013

    Making this for Sunday dinner!!! So excited! Thank you Natasha!!!!!!!:))))
    Where do u usually buy the fresh salmon? Costco? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      You are welcome Alana :). Costco would be the first place I would look for salmon. Reply

  • Julia
    October 2, 2013

    Mmmm, another delicious looking salmon recipe πŸ˜€ I make the other one quite often (we don’t eat meat on Fridays so these fish recipes are wonderful!). I love the simple ingredients too! Definitely going on my to-try list!! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 2, 2013

      Thank you Julia, I would love to hear how it turns out when you’ll make it :). Reply

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