Honey-Glazed Salmon with Basil Makes Any Occasion Special

Honey-Glazed Salmon with Basil

Simple and elegant, a whole roasted salmon filet makes any dinner special…and super healthy. With its essential omega-3 fatty acids, this colorful and rich superfood supports heart and eye health, and is packed with protein and important nutrients.

Pair with your favorite side dishes, or try our Red Bliss Roasted Potatoes, recipe below, and Sauteed Spinach.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Roasting time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 ½ lb. whole salmon filet with skin (we used red sockeye salmon)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lite soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or use a disposable aluminum pan for easy clean up (since honey will spread and may burn onto the pan).
  3. Place whole salmon filet on sheet pan and sprinkle with black pepper.
  4. Combine honey and soy sauce in a small bowl and spread mixture over salmon.
  5. Place fresh basil leaves on top of salmon.
  6. Roast, uncovered, for 10 minutes (or 10 minutes per inch of thickness). Remove from oven and drizzle with more honey to serve, if desired.

Makes 4, 6-oz servings.

Nutritional Information
Per 6 oz. serving: 365.5 calories; 15g total fat (3.0g saturated, 0.0g polyunsaturated, 0.0g monounsaturated); 178.2mg sodium; 105.0mg cholesterol; 17.5g carbohydrate; 0.0g fiber; 17.2g sugars; 36.2g protein; 10.9mg potassium.

Red Bliss Roasted Potatoes

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Roasting time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes


    • 2 lbs. (about 4-5 medium) red bliss potatoes
    • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

    Note: Basic roasted potatoes use olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add other seasonings or herbs to your liking, such as: ½ teaspoon garlic powder; ½ teaspoon onion powder; 1-2 teaspoons dried thyme, basil, oregano, or rosemary. 


      If serving with salmon, roast potatoes first, remove from oven and keep warm while roasting salmon.

      1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
      2. Wash potatoes and remove any blemishes or buds with a vegetable peeler, keeping as much of the skin on the potatoes as possible. 
      3. Cut potatoes in 1-inch cubes. 
      4. Place potatoes in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil and seasonings. 
      5. Coat sheet pan with cooking spray and spread potatoes in single layer over pan.
      6. Bake for 30 minutes, or 10 minutes longer, if you like browner, crispier potatoes. 

      Makes about 4 cups.

      Nutritional Information
      Per 1 cup serving: 169.7 calories; 6.8g total fat (0.9g saturated, 0.6g polyunsaturated, 5.0g monounsaturated); 581.4mg sodium; 26.0mg cholesterol; 17.5g carbohydrate; 2.0g fiber; 1.0g sugars; 3.0g protein; 0.1mg potassium.

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