Brown Sugar Salmon

This brown sugar-glazed salmon comes together quickly in the oven. The sweetness of the brown sugar is balanced by spicy brown mustard for a punch of flavor.

Brown Sugar Salmon
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 ¼ lb salmon, cut into 4 portions

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

  • Snipped chives for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Stir brown sugar and mustard together in a small bowl. Spread evenly over the salmon. Bake until opaque in the center, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness. Serve sprinkled with chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
9g Fat
3g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. salmon
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 58IU 1%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Potassium 701mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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