Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon (The Best Salmon Ever!)

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Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon has the most amazing garlic brown sugar soy glaze. The flavor is out of this world and it will become a new family favorite! 

We love salmon in our home and love that it is a simple and satisfying meal. Be sure to also try Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon, Sheet Pan Garlic Lime Salmon Fajitas or Butter Garlic Herb Salmon Foil Packets for more oven cooked salmon recipes!

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon in foil

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

You all know by now that salmon is my absolute favorite. I eat it all of the time because it is so good and good for you! There are quite a few salmon recipes on here, and you could say that I am a little obsessed. And this is coming from a former salmon hater. But now I eat it all of the time because it is so good! So if you think you don’t like salmon, you have GOT to try this recipe!

This recipe soared to the number one spot of my favorite salmon recipes. Now that is saying something for how uh-mazing this recipe is. You can’t go wrong with this glaze. Brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, and some salt and pepper come together to bring you some mind-blowing flavor. Our family just couldn’t seem to get enough of this delicious salmon!

How to make Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the salmon on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the glaze over the salmon. Top the salmon with aluminum foil and seal.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout. Take the foil off of the top and baste the salmon with the sauce in the foil. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until brown and caramelized. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley if desired.

Close up of salmon in foil.

You start by preparing the salmon. You lay your salmon out on the foil and salt and pepper it. I like to bake mine in the oven. This helps to seal in all of that amazing flavor as it cooks.

How long does it take to bake salmon in foil?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Seal the salmon in the foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Baste the glaze on the top and broil for another 3-5 minutes.

How do you tell if salmon is cooked fully?

The meat is cooked with the fat liquifies and runs out. Cook the salmon further only to get the degree of doneness that you desire. When flakes separate easily but the meat is translucent, its rare but edible.

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon cut into servings.

The flavor is incredible in this salmon. Any sauce that involves brown sugar, garlic, and soy sauce, I know will become a favorite! This meal is perfect for feeding your family an impressive meal. And it makes a perfect holiday meal as well!

This is going to be a recipe that you make again and again!

What are the best sides that pair well with salmon?

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon on a white plate.

Watch this video on how the salmon is made:

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Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

4.92 from 102 votes
Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon has the most amazing garlic brown sugar soy glaze. The flavor is out of this world and it will become a new family favorite! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds salmon I used Atlantic salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • garnish with sliced lemons and chopped parsley if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the salmon on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the glaze over the salmon. Top the salmon with aluminum foil and seal.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout. Take the foil off of the top and baste the salmon with the sauce in the foil. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until brown and caramelized. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley if desired.


Nutrition

Serves: 4

Calories449kcal (22%)Carbohydrates15g (5%)Protein47g (94%)Fat21g (32%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol125mg (42%)Sodium1496mg (62%)Potassium1169mg (33%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar14g (16%)Vitamin A90IU (2%)Vitamin C0.7mg (1%)Calcium46mg (5%)Iron2.3mg (13%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword the best, salmon, garlic brown sugar, brown sugar,brown sugar glazed salmon, salmon, garlic brown sugar glazed salmon
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. It’s my go to when I have company for dinner because it’s foolproof. I have no confidence in my cooking skills but this recipe makes me look like a pro. I relish the compliments!

  2. 4 stars
    Delicious recipe; but your website is awful. Constant pop-up ads and reloading videos and random scrolling. Made it hard to focus on the recipe.

  3. We are a Large family of 7 and 6/7 absolutely love this recipe. The one who doesn’t is not a fish eater at all to begin with. This is my absolute favorite we have been making it for years now and it is always what someone request for a special occasion. Its honestly the best!

  4. 5 stars
    This is probably my favorite salmon recipe. I’ve made it a couple times and it’s flavorful, juicy, and a big hit with me!

  5. 4 stars
    I made this for the first time and the result was very good. My son and I gobbled it up. I will be making it again soon.I loved that I could make a dish that sounded like a lot of work and it turn out to be super easy.

  6. Just started eating fish and never have been a fan of salmon, and I absolutely love this recipe! Did it exactly to the recipe, only thing was i did not have fresh parsley so i sprinkled dried on the salmon before baking. Baked for 20 min and broiled for 5! Love it and hubby approved

  7. I love salmon grilled with a little lemon on it. However, since hubby hates salmon I decided to try your recipe and we both love it prepared this way. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  8. Just made this tonight for dinner. Absolutely delicious! Served with roasted veggies for a perfect meal. The salmon was perfectly tender with so much flavor. Out of this world! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. Will be our new go-to salmon recipe. Can’t wait for the little left over on a salad tomorrow for lunch!

  9. Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon is great! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for sharing!

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