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We all need as many easy salmon recipes as possible to feed our families this omega-3-rich fish without any fuss. This Honey BBQ Salmon with a sticky glaze is perfect for a light midweek dinner.

Oven-baked honey BBQ salmon dish

If getting oily fish into the family diet is tricky, this is the recipe for you! The salmon is brushed with a sweet and sticky glaze before going into the oven and then smothered with more honey and BBQ sauce. It’s perfect for the barbecue too if you fancied dinner al fresco.

And if you’re like me and find it so easy to get stuck in a rut with knowing what to do with salmon fillets that keeps life interesting and everyone happy, this is a great one to add to your meal plan.

It’s so easy to prepare and then the salmon cooks in about 15 minutes, so it’s a quick win as well as being packed with flavour and nutrients. Enjoy this succulent dish with the sides of your choice – I love mine with homemade spiced potato wedges and salad, or rice and green beans.

You’ll love this recipe because:

✅ So healthy and tastes amazing

Simple to prepare, quick to cook

✅ Keeps salmon interesting!

A close up of sticky BBQ salmon recipe

 FAQs about this Honey BBQ Salmon Recipe

How do you make Honey BBQ Salmon?

Put all the ingredients for the sauce into a jug and mix well, then brush the salmon with the sauce and cook it for 12-15 minutes, or until just cooked through. Heat the rest of the sauce in a saucepan and stir until thickened for about 5 minutes. Serve up the cooked salmon on plates and pour over the sauce. That’s it!

What should I serve with the salmon?

I love to keep salmon dishes light and simple, so I make it with homemade spiced potato wedges and a side salad.

Microwave rice pouches are also a really quick shortcut to serve with this.

Can I cook this on the barbecue?

Yes! This is a fab summer recipe and something a little different from the usual sausages and burgers on the barbecue. Add a drizzle of the sauce as it cooks and make sure you cook the salmon as evenly as possible to make sure it’s cooked through.

How do you make the salmon honey glaze?

You can create the honey glazed salmon flavour by simply using the barbecue sauce to brush over the fillets before you put them in the oven. This will give them a depth of flavour as they cook.

Reducing the sauce down for longer in a saucepan, makes it even more delicious to serve with the salmon.

Can I use this sticky barbecue sauce for other dishes?

Yes, definitely. It’s great on chicken breast, chicken wings or thighs too when you need a sticky dish.

Can I use this as leftovers or make it beforehand?

You can make the sauce ahead of time, as long as it’s kept refrigerated for up to 2-3 days. Any salmon you have leftover would be great served cold on a jacket potato or in a bread roll for lunch.

An easy salmon recipe. Close up of Honey BBQ Salmon with stick glaze

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Honey BBQ Salmon

This is an easy salmon recipe that the whole family will love. Oven-bake or barbecue for a light, flavour-packed dish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 Salmon fillets, Or one large piece, 500g - 600g
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 6 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp Runny honey
  • 2 tsp Mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp Dark brown sugar , Or molasses/treacle if you have any
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar, Or white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Water


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray.
  • Place all the ingredients for the sauce APART FROM THE WATER into a jug and mix well.
  • Place the salmon fillets on to the tray and brush with the sauce. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until just cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, tip the remainder of the sauce with the water into a small saucepan and stir over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until thickened.
  • Place the cooked salmon onto plates and divide the heated sauce over the top.


You can cook this on a barbecue instead of oven if you want! 
You can use this sauce on chicken breasts, thighs or wings too. 


Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 25gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 705mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. Just made this for supper . Halved the recipe as only two of us . Absolutely yummy , really enjoyed it , and so easy .

  2. 5 stars
    When I told my kids we were having salmon for dinner I was met by sighs.. afterwards they said how delicious this was and how much they loved it! Thanks for an easy way to get some goodness into the kids x

  3. 5 stars
    Had friends round for dinner last night and tried this. They loved it. Served with French stick, tomatoes and mozzarella drizzled with balsamic and olive oil, your crust less quiche and the chicken and chorizo slow cooked stew. And wedges. Went down a treat. Got plenty of compliments. Thanks so much.