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

Is Salmon Good for You?

Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12.

Salmon is also considered a lean protein.

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

4.50 from 8 votes
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Description

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 Pound Salmon
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt

For the glaze:

  • 1 Tablespoon Apricot Preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Instructions

  • Zest the lemon and reserve for the glaze.
    1 Lemon
  • Juice lemon into a shallow baking dish over the salmon.
    1 Pound Salmon, 1 Lemon
  • 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.
    1 Tablespoon Apricot Preserves, 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest, 2 teaspoon Honey, 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 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.
    1 teaspoon Coarse Salt
  • 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.
  • Pull salmon out and apply more glaze, then broil for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your favorite side dish!

Notes

Salmon will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 591kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 51gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1446mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26g
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Family Favorite Easy Healthy Recipes

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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!

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