This ultra easy one pan honey Dijon salmon recipe is easy to make and elegant to serve. Prepared with just a few ingredients, this is a winner when it comes to a romantic stay at home date night, or weeknight dinners!
There are many meals and dishes in the world, but you will agree with us that the best delicacies are those that taste like heaven and don’t take forever to prepare.
One of these types of dishes is the Honey Dijon Salmon dish.
As we introduce you to the dish while touching on its ingredients, different cooking methods, preparation process, and how best to enjoy the meal, you’ll be able to make this meal with ease.
Honey Dijon Salmon is one of the numerous meals that you can make with salmon fish.
However, it has many exciting features which include easy and fast preparation.
This Honey Dijon Salmon takes about 20 minutes to prepare and requires very few key ingredients.
Apart from being delicious, it fits for many purposes and occasions, ranging from a lunch, family dinner meal, and date night meal.
Dijon Mustard originated from the French town of Dijon. The town was popular for being the center of mustard making in the 17th century.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the spicy, tangy, and delicious mustard powder is named after the town.
Dijon mustard is usually in pale brown and has a tangy, sharp but spicy taste and flavor. The powder is made with mustard seeds, wine vinegar, salt, and water.
Dijon mustard is a bit acidic, but many commercial recipes use ingredients with lower acidity and this makes the potency of the mustard seeds shine through in the powder.
Dijon mustard goes well with salmon fish. It provides a creamy and tangy flavor to the salmon fish, making it taste even better.
Also, the Dijon Mustard ensures that the salmon fish remains moist during baking.
What Type of Mustard Is Best?
Although this recipe uses the honey Dijon Mustard, you can use a mixture of grainy mustard and Dijon mustard.
You can also use regular yellow mustard in this recipe, if this is all you have available.
Salmon is one of the most popular types of fish available, and like other fishes, it is a great source of protein.
However, more than that, the colorful-fleshed fish is also a healthy source of fats and oil as it contains omega-3 fatty acids.
This type of fatty acids is ruled healthy and beneficial for the human body, especially the human heart.
Storage for Honey Dijon Salmon
You can effectively store your Honey Dijon salmon for up to 4 days. You can do this by refrigerating the dish once you are done cooking.
You should also ensure that you do the refrigerating within two hours after preparation.
You can also freeze or store salmon in a deep freezer. All you need to do is wrap it tightly with aluminum foil before placing it in a freezer bag to freeze. With deep freezing, your honey salmon can go up to 2 months.
After deep freezing, you can enjoy the meal over the next four days if you thaw it in a fridge. However, if thawed in a microwave, you should serve the salmon immediately.
Substitutions and Variations
You can make a lot of variations with this meal. First off, the Dijon mustard can go if you like. You could use yellow mustard instead, but we must warn you that the flavor is a tad different from yellow mustard.
You can also substitute the fresh parsley with Italian seasonings, bell pepper, and onions. You can also use oranges and limes instead of lemon slices.
However, regardless of the type of citrus, you decide on using, ensure that you don’t leave out the zest as it makes a lot of difference, especially with the taste.
Pairing The Dish
The Honey Dijon Salmon can also work well with different sides and pairings. You could use a simple salad of greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes. There is also the option of using an olive oil and vinegar dressing.
Asparagus also does well with salmon as well as green beans, crispy potatoes, classic Caesar salad, and Mexican street corn salad.
You can also serve it with this Instant Pot Haitian white rice.
Ingredients Used In This Recipe
The ingredients needed for the delicacy are easy to get and the process followed in making Honey Dijon Salmon is quite easy to follow.
The ingredients include
- Skin-on Salmon Fillet
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
- Dijon Mustard, Or Mustard Of Your Choice
- Tomatoes; Cut In Quarters
- Garlic Cloves; Smashed or Chopped
- Canola Oil
- Fresh Parsley; Chopped
Lightly season the salmon with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the oil. Then sear the salmon (skin down first) on both sides until golden brown.
Remove the salmon from the stove, then set aside on a plate.
Next, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the tomatoes, garlic and parsley. Stir well, then add the honey and mustard. Stir well and cook for about 45 seconds to 1 minute on medium high heat. Deglaze with red wine vinegar. Then add the salmon.
Simmer for low heat for 8-10 minutes. Serve warm with rice and veggies of your choice. Enjoy.
Air Fryer Method
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil or olive oil
And red wine vinegar
Air Fryer Salmon Cooking Method
Lightly season the salmon with salt and pepper. Set aside in a bowl or plate.
Next, mix together in a bowl, the mustard, garlic powder, oil, parsley flakes, and red wine vinegar.
Pour the mixture over the salmon and coat well. Marinate for 30 minutes or longer. Then air fry at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes. Use a pastry brush to apply the liquid to the salmon halfway through. Enjoy.
Tips for making the Honey Dijon Salmon
- As much as the recipe is made with Dijon mustard, you can also use any other type of mustard for this delicacy.
- You could also get the salmon to marinate for about 10 to 15 minutes before baking it
- You need to be careful with the broiling process, if you decide to finish the salmon off in the oven. Keep an eye out during the process as broilers are different and you don’t want your salmon burnt.
This Honey Dijon Salmon is a meal that is as delicious as it is nutritious. If you are looking to try out a new dish this weekend, this recipe could help you in that regard.
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Honey Dijon Salmon Recipe
Stovetop Method Ingredients
- 4 Skin-on Salmon Fillets
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard Or Mustard Of Your Choice
- 2 Roma Tomatoes; Cut In Quarters
- 4 Garlic Cloves; Smashed or Chopped
- 4 Tbsp. Canola Oil; Divided. More if needed
- ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
- ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
Air Fryer Method Ingredients
- 4 Skin On Salmon Fillets
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp. Honey
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 Tsp. Garlic powder
- ¼ Cup Canola oil or olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. Parsley flakes
- ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
- Lightly season the salmon with salt and pepper. Set aside.In a large skillet, heat the oil. Then sear the salmon (skin down first) on both sides until golden brown.Remove the salmon from the stove, then set aside on a plate.
- Next, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the tomatoes, garlic and parsley. Stir well, then add the honey and mustard. Stir well and cook for about 45 seconds to 1 minute on medium high heat. Deglaze with red wine vinegar. Then add the salmon.Simmer for low heat for 8-10 minutes. Serve warm with rice and veggies of your choice. Enjoy.
Air Fryer Salmon Cooking Method
- Lightly season the salmon with salt and pepper. Set aside in a bowl or plate.Next, mix together in a bowl, the mustard, garlic powder, oil, parsley flakes, and red wine vinegar.
- Pour the mixture over the salmon and coat well. Marinate for 30 minutes or longer. Then air fry at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes. Use a pastry brush to apply the liquid to the salmon halfway through. Enjoy.
I tried it and loved it! I must say mine turned out more green than yellow. Could it be because my basil and parsley was in a jar and not fresh? Either way, it was delicious! Thank you for the simple recipe!
Thank you so much, Nyree. We are so happy you enjoyed it so much. Yes, the color may alter depending on the age of the ingredients.
This was easy and delicious. I put it over a salad. I saved some of the glaze added a little more lime juice and olive oil and used it to dress the salad before placing the salmon on top. Also…used fresh ginger because I just happened to have some I needed to use up. Yum!
Thank you, Mary. I am glad to hear that you were able to use it in many ways.
Can’t find “honey” in the recipe anywhere. Am I blind? Sounds delicious tho😜
Oh NO! It’s there. All you need is 1/4 cup of Honey. Equal parts with the mustard to help balance out the flavor.
It was amazing! Thank you for an easy, delicious recipe. I served it with sweet potatoe tater tots and coleslaw😊
Thank you, Kym. I am glad you liked it. 🙂
I have just got an Air Fryer. Had no idea you can make such a great fish recipes. Yours would be my first one in there.
Congrats on the air fryer!!! Have fun with the recipe and enjoy 🙂
Salmon in an air fyer sounds so yummy! I am so behind the times, I need to get one soon!
Wow, I’ve been looking for some good air-fryer recipes and this looks amazing! Thanks for the detailed instructions 🙂
Love how moist this salmon is – I would never of thought to use the air fryer for salmon! What a delicious dinner!
I love the combination of honey and dijon, especially combined with salmon. And it’s even better when it can be done in an air fryer. Oh yum!
All I can say it YUM! Loved the dijon mustard with salmon so much! Will make again!
I love mustard and salmon together – such a perfect pairing. Thanks for the oven instructions so I can make this ASAP!
Thank you 🙂
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
I need to get an air fryer! This salmon sounds so yummy!
This is an awesome way to enjoy salmon! The tangy Dijon flavor plus the texture of air-fryng!
I didn’t know you could make a moist salmon dish in the air fryer. This looks so special and yummy!
The air fryer is the next best “current” kitchen gadget in my home right now 🙂
This sounds soooo delicious! Definitely trying next time I have salmon on hand! I can’t wait!
I love fish and I love the healthy option to it. Love the flavor of Honey and mustard too. Awesome.
Looks so delicious and perfect for a healthy balanced dinner or lunch. I love salmon!
We eat salmon weekly at my house so I really need this recipe for something new. And, I must get an Air Fryer, I think I am missing out on something good.
Love easy weeknight dinners like this one! Sounds so delicious!
Thank you, Pina!
Wow! Another savory recipe to try with my Air Fryer! This looks amazing!
Thank you, Beth!