4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

Sweet, spicy, salty, sour—just four ingredients hit all the flavor notes in the sauce for this top-rated salmon dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Place fish on a foil-lined jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Remove from oven.

Step 4

Preheat broiler.

Step 5

Brush sugar mixture evenly over salmon; broil 3 inches from heat 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Chef's Notes

Chinese-style hot mustard has a sharp bite similar to that of wasabi. If you don't have it on hand, use Dijon mustard or 1 teaspoon of a dry mustard such as Coleman's.

Ratings & Reviews

Pretty good, more zip would be welcome!

October 18, 2016
This was tasty and very easy, but we have salmon about once a week and I've made better CL recipes; we'd like to see more zip and heat - maybe less sugar, more mustard? I may try some other readers' suggestions and try wasabi or maybe a shot of sriracha sauce?

So easy and sooooo good

March 17, 2016
The moment I took my first bite I knew this was one of my all-time favorite salmon recipes.  That glaze just goes so well with the fish.  Cooking times were perfect.  Baked it at the the middle rack on a broiler pan and broiled it one spot higher, at three inches.  

Easy & Very Tasty

October 20, 2015
We eat lots of Salmon so I like to try new recipes. This is one that both my husband and me love. We like things on the spicy side so I added Trader Joe's Red Pepper seasoning and it was great. At my husbands request I will be making this yummy dish for dinner often.

Tracychicago's Review

September 22, 2014

JaneDeb1's Review

March 06, 2013

Mikala's Review

January 17, 2013
Nice, fast weeknight meal. Will definitely make again. I used Dijon mustard as I did not have Chinese-style hot sauce handy. I also did not broil my salmon three minutes. It was more like 1.5 minutes. Watch it carefully.

Christina21's Review

March 20, 2012
Sauce was wonderful!! Used half the mustard..not a mustard fan..and it still came out great!

buenacena's Review

January 14, 2012
This recipe is fantastic. I've made it twice now - on a test run, and again for my fiance's family. Foolproof and impressive. And delicious!

nansmi's Review

May 31, 2011
This was just ok. We try to eat salmon often so I was anxious to try something new. It was simple and I had everything in my pantry, but nothing outstanding. Served with brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Tviolette's Review

May 26, 2011
Can anyone tell me if they tried this recipe with SteelHead Trout instead of Salmon??