Margarita Salmon Recipe -
Margarita Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Margarita Salmon

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"A nice, light, healthy summertime dinner. Salmon is marinated in a lime and honey mixture. And anytime I add lime to a dish, I want a margarita the size of my head to go with it!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place salmon fillets in a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a small bowl, stir together the lime juice, honey, brown sugar, and olive oil. Pour over the salmon. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the center of the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lime slices, and serve immediately.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 26, 2009

We really enjoyed this recipe. I baked it in a foil packet as recommended and that kept it very moist and full of flavour. We poured more of the sauce over the salmon once it was baked to add more of the flavour. I bet this would be delicious on the BBQ as well! We'll make it again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2006

This recipe needs some major rework. It is bland to a fault, I will definitely not be using as-is again. I used fresh caught coho salmon (what a waste!). Next time I will add pressed garlic, kosher salt and reduce the olive oil to 1/2 tsp. As it stands, the marinade does not permeate the fish at all!

Jul 07, 2008

Where's the tequila? I wonder if that would taste good! This is a nice simple marinade. I added chopped garlic and a dash of cayenne. Served with curried rice pilaf from this site and sauteed swiss chard. Delish! For the cook who tried to marinate coho salmon..I have also tried to marinate coho but with a different recipe. It also did not work, so I believe the problem is with the fish, not this particular recipe. For some reason the coho just does not absorb any type of marinade. Maybe because it's so lean and firm-fleshed?

Aug 03, 2004

Hands down my favorite salmon recipe. The lime juice and the honey cut through the richness of the salmon and make it very light and fresh tasting.

Dec 22, 2010

I have made this a few times now and each time I get rave reviews!! My secret is I add a splash of tequila to the marinade and let it marinade longer than 30 minutes....who ever heard of a margarita without a little tequila??

Nov 16, 2010

This recipe was fabulous. I used sockeye salmon and I added a shot of tequila and cilantro to the marinade. I served it with a cold orzo salad with feta cheese, spinach, red onion and balsamic vinegar. I will be making this often

Sep 08, 2010

This was delicious. I recommend marinating the salmon longer- a few hours or so. I ran out of brown sugar so I added a ½ tablespoon of Karo syrup (brown sugar variety) to the other ingredients. I also hit the salmon with the broiler for 5 minutes to slightly brown it up a bit on the top. Fantastic lighter dish.

Aug 17, 2010

This was yummy! It was very light tasting and easy to make. I had to replace the orange blossom honey with clover honey. Either way it I will still be cooking this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

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

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