ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Sorghum-Roasted Salmon

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 16 mins
Total time 25 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet)

Sorghum is essentially a grass, raised primarily as a feed grain in the heartland of the U.S. In the southeastern U.S., though, if you say sorghum, someone might exclaim "biscuit!" Sorghum syrup, made from a variety known as sweet sorghum, has a light, molasses-y, toasty, minerally flavor that takes well to savory-sweet applications. This simply glazed salmon was a hit with the Cooking Light test kitchen team in recipe trials.


  • 3 tablespoons sorghum
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 13.9 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 377 mg
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.

  2. Combine the sorghum, 1 tablespoon of hot water, the mustard, the black pepper, and the lemon zest in a small bowl.

  3. Brush the top sides of the salmon fillets evenly with the sorghum mixture.

  4. Spray a baking pan evenly with cooking spray.

  5. Lay the salmon fillets evenly spaced on the baking pan.

  6. Roast for 9 minutes, basting halfway through with lemon juice, until the internal temperature reaches 110°. Remove the fillets from the oven.

  7. Preheat the broiler. Broil the fillets for 1 minute.

  8. Sprinkle the fillets evenly with salt.

  9. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit

Cooking Light Mad Delicious