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Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon [video]

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon is amazingly flavorful and an easy weeknight dinner to make. The salmon is infused with garlic and honey, then sealed in foil and baked to perfection.

This delicious meal is ready in no time, and the whole process will take just about 30 minutes from start to finish. For the perfect finish, serve it with some roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes, or rice.

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon is absolutely our favorite way to cook this fish. We cook it all the time because it tastes great and is super easy to prepare. If you fish, especially salmon, this is definitely the recipe to go with! You will end up with a perfectly buttery fish with a crispy and caramelized finish. It will quickly become your go-to recipe that everyone will love!

The fish is coated with a wonderful brown sugar glaze that elevates the flavor tremendously. This gives it a sweet and tangy topping, that is super delicious and mind-blowing. Also, wrapping the salmon in foil when baking makes it so juicy and tender because it seals the ingredients together.

The combination of orange, brown sugar, and garlic is irresistible, and once you try it, we think it will become your favorite salmon dish!

How to make Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon?

  • Since this is a fast recipe to make, the first step would be to have all of your ingredients together and ready.
  • Also, we like to cook a whole filet, as it looks more festive. However, you could cut it in serving sizes prior to cooking.
  • Take a relatively big piece of foil and lay it on a cookie sheet. Place the salmon pieces on the foil with the skin side facing down. Add some salt and pepper. Fold up the edges of the foil to create a pocket.
  • Then, in a medium-sized bowl, add olive oil, light brown sugar, some honey, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon juice, orange zest, and mix together.
  • Pour the melted butter and the glaze mix over the salmon, and then add another piece of foil on top.
  • Ensure the sides are crimping together and are properly sealed, and put it in the oven and bake.
  • Baking the salmon in foil is one of the best ways to get a moist and juicy fish. It will cook evenly, and the glaze moisture will keep it just perfectly juicy!

How long does it take to bake salmon in foil?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Seal the salmon in the foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. After, remove the top foil and baste some more glaze on the top and broil for another 2-3 minutes. When the salmon is done, slice it into individual portions for your family, and serve it with some green or veggies.

The flavor is incredible in this dish because the combination of butter, garlic, and brown sugar gives it such an amazing taste and aroma. It is the perfect recipe to feed and impress your family or guests. This is going to be a recipe that you will make again and again because it is SUPER delicious!


  • Remove fish from the fridge 15 minutes before you’re ready to start cooking.
  • When broiling it, be careful not to burn it. The sauce/glaze will not need more than 2-3 minutes to thicken and glaze the fish.
  • Also, you could add some dill or parsley to the dish to brighten the flavor.
  • Similarly, the fish can be baked without the skin if you prefer. Both versions work perfectly fine for this recipe, depending on your preference.
  • If you have some leftover, use it in the morning with some scrambled eggs, its the perfect way to start the day!

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon is amazingly flavorful and an easy weeknight dinner to make. The salmon is infused with garlic and honey, then sealed in foil and baked to perfection.

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
  • Prep Time5 MIN
  • Cook Time25 MIN
  • Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter optional
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • zest of one orange
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Then, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and transfer the fish into it with skin side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients except butter. Pour the glaze over the salmon and then spread the butter over the fish.
  • Top the salmon with aluminum foil and seal.
  • Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye not to overcook it.
  • Lastly, uncover the foil off of the top and baste the salmon with some more sauce and butter and put on broil. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until brown and caramelized.
  • Serve with a salad, greens, or veggies.
  • Enjoy!

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Delicious glaze/marinade!! I cooked it on the grill, and cranked up the heat and opened the package up at the end to simulate a broiler. It worked great! I typically don't care for salmon, but I really liked it this way!!



Delicious and easy to prepare. My sweetheart was delighted by this dish. One pound of Norweigan salmon was perfect to serve two people.

Danielle Grigsby

Danielle Grigsby

We've made this recipe a lot since discovering it. By far, my personal favorite way to eat salmon now. My hubby usually throws it on the grill instead of the oven and since I generally don't have unsalted butter, I just leave that out. Other then that, it's super easy to put together and I usually have most of the needed ingredients, so it's just perfect! Winner, winner, salmon dinner. 😋

Lucinda Bell

Lucinda Bell

Fabulous! Will be making this regularly!! Didn’t have orange juice so I juices a few little cuties. Used pulp and all. Turned out great. Everyone enjoyed this recipe.

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