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.
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!
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.
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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.
- 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.