Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for SimpleApricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it’s “mmm” out loud delicious!
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I’m always on the hunt for a good salmon recipe since it’s one of my husband’s favorite foods. Unfortunately, I’m really picky when it comes to how salmon is cooked and prepared, so I’ve only made it for him maybe 4 times in our entire marriage. Whoops. Salmon can be so incredibly flaky and delicious if made correctly, and this simple apricot lemon salmon is a home-run in our family!
Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon
The apricot and lemon makes this salmon sweet and tangy, while the coarse salt and dijon mustard give it just the right amount of savory so you don’t feel like you just ate dessert for dinner (even though that’s not a bad idea…). The ingredients are simple, and usually already in my fridge, which makes this recipe great for the end of the week when you start to realize you’re out of groceries and dinner ideas. Whisk together the glaze, smother the salmon in it, and you’re good to go!
This is such an easy way to prepare salmon so it turns out flaky every single time. The apricot lemon glaze is perfect with a little savory twist so it's not too sweet.
1 lemon, the zest and the juice
1 lb salmon
1 tsp coarse salt
For the glaze:
1 Tbsp apricot preserves
½ tsp lemon zest
2 tsp honey
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
Zest the lemon and reserve for the glaze. Juice lemon into a shallow baking dish over the salmon. Let the salmon marinate for 1 hour and up to 24 hours in the fridge. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. When the salmon is finished marinating, place on a baking tray with foil or parchment paper. Sprinkle coarse salt over the salmon. Brush ⅔ of the glaze over the salmon and place in the oven for 15-18 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pieces. Pull salmon out and apply more glaze, then broil for 5 minutes. Serve hot with your favorite side dish!