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 ovenย baked salmon recipe went viral in the land of Pinterest (over 580,000 pins to date), I figured you all loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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?

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 Bakedย Salmon:

Preheat the Oven to 350หšF. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.ย 
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.ย 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 350หšF 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

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This salmon has a well-seasoned, tangy crust and it's just right and way too easy to make!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: Varies by season $14-$20
Serving: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh salmon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp sugar
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. How to Make the Best Oven Roasted Salmon:
  2. Preheat the Oven to 350หšF for 20 min. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  3. In a small ramekin, combine ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp sugar, ⅛ tsp black pepper, ⅛ tsp garlic powder, ⅛ 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 350หšF 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!) ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
    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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2016

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I love that you improvised with what you had on hand. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

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