Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon

Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it’s “mmm” out loud delicious!
Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it's "mmm" out loud delicious! ohsweetbasil.com

Can You Eat Salmon While Pregnant?

Although salmon is safe to eat during your pregnancy, you should avoid raw preparations, including sushi, because raw fish could contain parasites or harmful bacteria.

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!

How do You Know When Salmon is Done?

Salmon is done when easily flaked: You can also check the doneness of your salmon with a fork.

When the salmon flakes easily with a fork, it’s ready.

Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it's "mmm" out loud delicious!

 

 

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!
Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it's "mmm" out loud delicious!

 

 

Which Salmon is Best?

It depends on what you prefer.

Sockeye, an oilier fish with deep red flesh, is also high in heart-healthy omega-3s but has a stronger flavor and stands up well to grilling.

Coho is milder and often lighter in color.

Pink and chumare are smaller fish and most often used in canning or smoking and are good budget choices.

 

Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon

Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon

Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it’s “mmm” out loud delicious!

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, the zest and the juice
  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

For the glaze:

  • 1 Tbsp apricot preserves
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

 

Directions:

  1. Zest the lemon and reserve for the glaze.
  2. Juice lemon into a shallow baking dish over the salmon.
  3. Let the salmon marinate for 1 hour and up to 24 hours in the fridge.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  3. When the salmon is finished marinating, place on a baking tray with foil or parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle coarse salt over the salmon.
  5. Brush 2/3 of the glaze over the salmon and place in the oven for 15-18 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pieces.
  6. Pull salmon out and apply more glaze, then broil for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with your favorite side dish!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 527 Calories
  • Total Fat: 30.6g
  • Cholesterol: 124.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 46.8g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.
Apricots? And salmon? Yes, my friends, you heard right. This recipe for Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon is super easy and quick to make, and it's "mmm" out loud delicious!

 Lizzy Rinner

Sweet and Spicy Orange Salmon

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Sweet and Spicy Orange Salmon is a family favorite with an easy and flavorful sauce. Takes 45 minutes (including time to marinate)!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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8 comments on “Simple Apricot Lemon Salmon”

  1. These look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This salmon looks delicious. Would never have thought of the apricot preserves!

  3. An hour ago, my mother phoned saying apricots are ripe and waiting for me; I usually make jams to use for desserts’ baking; now, you bring completely new dimension to both salmon and apricots 🙂 Appreciate your creation !

  4. Tried your Sweet & Spicy Orange Salmon and was a big hit.

    So now this recipe is next..keep those salmon recipes coming !