Dad's Candied Salmon Recipe -
Dad's Candied Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Dad's Candied Salmon

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"This hot and sweet salmon dish can be done in the oven or on the grill. My Dad has been making this for us for years. Serve with new potatoes, corn, green salad and rolls."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place the salmon onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil with the skin side down. Rub the mustard into the flesh of the salmon and then spread the brown sugar evenly over the fish. Squeeze the lemon over the salmon. Bring the edges of the foil together and seal into a packet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2008

This was great! So easy to prepare. Used a 1lb. salmon at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and came out amazing. Will defintely share this recipe and make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2010

This was very disappointing. The timing and temperature make for dried salmon. I would recommend 20 minutes max. and perhaps 350 degrees cooking temperature. I won't be making this version again.


14 Ratings

Mar 09, 2009

This recipe is quick and easy. I served it on a bed of spinach and seasoned rice. Even my picky kids loved it!

May 18, 2011

I liked the sweet part, but it was too mustardy for my taste. Amazing tho how all three flavors-sweet, mustard, sour-all came through.

Aug 25, 2011

This sounded good, but it didn't do anything for me. Nothing special happened. Kinda expect that with so few ingredients. I was kinda nervous about the mustard powder. It's pretty hot stuff. After I made this, I checked the date because it was barely noticable. Guess I should've paid more attention to the title - candied. Yeah, it tasted like brown sugar with dry mustard on salmon. :l It is not similar to Asian Salmon by Lynseey, but that is a very good recipe. Won't make this again.

Feb 23, 2011

This was simple and really good, especailly for those who aren't crazy about fish. I will definetly make this again.

Aug 06, 2010

My husband and 20 month old loved this!! It was a bit too mustardy for my preference, but certainly nothing that would stop me from eating it nor making it again. Thanks for a unique, but easy and tasty salmon recipe!

Dec 22, 2009

This was very good and a fast easy recipe. There were no conplaints but the next time I will alter it's cooking method, perhaps try it on the grill, because it was extremely juicy. The fish let out so much liquid, most of the flavor washed off in the juice. I had to spoon it back over before serving. Maybe it had to do with the freshness of the fish here locally in Oregon, or not, don't know.


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  • Calories
  • 459 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 45.3 g
  • 91%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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