Baked salmon smothered in the most delicious homemade honey barbecue sauce that takes all of ten minutes to make.
It’s sweet and tangy and makes salmon taste pretty close to heavenly!
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 - 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound salmon (one big piece or fillets)
- In a small saucepan over medium heat whisk all the ingredients together except the salmon.
- Simmer 7 to 8 minutes stirring often or until the sauce thickens up.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking pan and set the salmon in it skin side down.
- Slather the sauce over the top of the salmon, using it all.
- Bake until the salmon is cooked through 10 - 20 minutes depending on their size - the salmon should look opaque and the thickest part should read 145 to 150 degrees F.
To make the sauce you simmer ketchup, honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire with some dried spices like onion powder for 7 – 8 minutes or until it starts to thicken up.
You can control the sweetness and tanginess by adding more honey or vinegar. I like lots of both.
The flavor of the barbecue sauce develops even more as it bakes and caramelizes a little on top of the salmon.
It’s also great for chicken or shrimp.