Apricot Dijon Salmon and Broccoli (VIDEO)
This Apricot Dijon Salmon and broccoli is an easy, excellent one-pan salmon meal. The sweet and savory apricot glaze seals in the juices of the salmon making it moist and flaky. You will enjoy every bite!
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We love discovering new and easy salmon recipes. This is an easy salmon recipe that takes about 20 minutes to prepare and there is no marinating required. The broccoli roasts in the same pan which makes dinner so convenient and nutritious. P.S. See notes below on the difference between wild caught and farmed salmon.
Watch How to Make Apricot Dijon Salmon:
Salmon lovers will really enjoy this Apricot Dijon Salmon recipe. It’s a fun combination of ingredients and the glaze imparts so much flavor. Salmon is so good for you – it has all of the good healthy fats, especially if you can get your hands on wild caught!
Wild Caught Vs. Farmed Salmon Baking Times:
Farmed Raised Salmon (like Altantic or farmed King Salmon) tends to have a higher fat content so it can be baked longer without drying out. Farmed salmon also tends to have thicker filets. These thicker, fattier pieces of salmon are more forgiving and you can aim for the longer baking time.
Wild Caught Salmon (like Sockey and Coho Salmon), tends to be thinner and less fatty (with the exception of some species like WILD King Salmon which can be just as thick and fatty as farm raised). Wild salmon needs to be baked more carefully since it is easier to overcook it. Aim for the lower baking times with wild-caught and check for doneness before you cook it any longer.
Ingredients for Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon:
The ingredients here are so simple but work beautifully together. The glaze is only 4 ingredients but it’s all you need.
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Apricot Dijon Salmon and Broccoli
This Apricot Dijon Salmon and broccoli is an easy, excellent one-pan salmon meal. The sweet and savory apricot glaze makes the salmon juicy and flaky.
For the Apricot Dijon Glaze:
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
Ingredients for Sheet Pan Salmon:
- 2 lb salmon filet cut into 6 equal portions
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 lbs broccoli cut into medium florets
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
- 1 Tbsp Chives or green onion, chopped to garnish
Preheat Oven to 450˚F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
Place broccoli florets on lined baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp olive oil, and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste. Roast broccoli by itself at 450˚F for 5 minutes to soften, since broccoli needs a little more time to cook than salmon then remove from oven.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all glaze ingredients, bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute then remove from heat and set aside.
Push broccoli to the long sides of the baking sheet and arrange salmon (skin-side-down) in the center, leaving a little space between each filet. Season salmon with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste. Divide glaze evenly between each filet, spreading to coat the top and sides. Bake uncovered at 450˚F for 6-10 minutes*, or until flakey and just cooked through.
*A thinner, leaner, wild-caught salmon filet will take closer to 6 minutes and thicker farmed fillet takes closer to 10 min.
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