Honey and mustard marinated roast salmon

(35 ratings)
Honey and mustard marinated roast salmon
Honey and mustard marinated roast salmon
  • Serves: 8

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

    plus marinating
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Bored of plain old smoked salmon? Try this honey and mustard marinated roast salmon instead! This healthy summer supper is packed with delicious flavours, from fresh lemon to sticky honey and vibrant chillies and mustard. It's perfect for impressing your family and friends - and so tasty that they'll never guess that it contains fewer than 450 cals per serving!


  • 1kg side salmon, skin on and boneless
  • 4tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 200ml virgin olive oil
  • Zested rind of 2 lemons and 4-6 tbsp juice
  • 4 level tbsp honey
  • 8 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 3-4 level tbsp roughly chipped fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

The longer you leave the salmon to marinate, the more intense the flavours will be, so make it well in advance for a special dinner.


  1. Set the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Cut the salmon into 8 and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Mix the mustard and horseradish and spread over fish. Bake for 15-20 mins or until it starts to turn golden.
  3. Meanwhile, pour the oil into a jug and stir in the lemon rind and juice, honey and seasoning, and whisk together. Stir in the spring onions, chillies and dill.
  4. Remove the salmon from the oven. As soon as its cool enough to handle, peel away the skin and place in a single layer over a large dish. Pour over the olive-oil dressing. Leave it in a cool place until the fish is cold, then cover the dish with a lid or with cling film. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 24 hours, or up to 3 days. If the oil doesnt completely cover the fish, then baste it a few times while the fish is marinating.
  5. Lift the salmon out on a slotted fish slice to drain off the oil and place on a serving platter. Scoop out some of the dressing ingredients and arrange them on top of the salmon.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 438(kcal)
  • Fat 33.0g
  • Saturates 5.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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