Simple Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon – This is one of those easy recipes you can tuck in your back pocket any time you need something simple, delicious, and healthy for dinner. Just a few ingredients, and it’s so lovely!
This simple glazed salmon is one of those recipes you can tuck in your back pocket any time you need something quick, easy, and delicious for dinner. It’s pretty without being fussy, and delicious without a long ingredient list.
It easily fits into a variety of dietary restrictions–it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, paleo-friendly, and even Whole30-friendly if you choose the right jam! Pair it with a nice salad or green veggies, maybe some crispy roasted potatoes (or sweet potatoes), and a little fruit and you’ve got a well-rounded meal in no time.
Notes on the Recipe:
Let’s talk jam. Since there are only a few ingredients here, I recommend using a good-quality jam. If you’ve got something homemade, I tip my hat to you (and I’d like to invite myself over for dinner). If, like me, you’re going the store-bought route, I’ve really liked Crofter’s (I get it at Sprouts or Walmart). They don’t use any corn syrups and the flavor is as close to my grandma’s as I can get. I hear good things about this honey-sweetened jam, but I haven’t tried it yet.
Whole30. For Whole30, you’ll need to choose a jam that’s fruit-sweetened. Crofter’s also makes a line of fruit spreads that are 100% fruit. (These tend to be less expensive in-store)
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- 2 salmon filets (5-6oz each)
- 1/4c apricot or peach jam
- 2–3 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1–2 Tbsp fresh herbs–I like cilantro or basil best.
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil. Drizzle with olive oil (or spray with nonstick spray, if you prefer). Place salmon fillets skin side down on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together apricot jam, 2 Tbsp vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste the glaze and add more vinegar if desired. Pour half of the glaze over the tops of the salmon.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fillets) or until cooked through. Pour over the other half of the glaze and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Enjoy!