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Healthy 3-Ingredient Raspberry Glazed Salmon

A deliciously easy and healthy Raspberry Glazed Salmon recipe using 3 simple ingredients for out of this world flavor and a few simple steps to the best baked restaurant style salmon ever!

My requirements for fish recipes: easy — delicious — no dry fish! And this recipe for raspberry glaze for salmon checks all the boxes!

If you love simple, healthy recipes, you might also enjoy this Easy Beef & Broccoli, 30 minute chicken parmesan and this Coconut Curry Chicken.

healthy raspberry glazed salmon on a bed of couscous with roasted broccoli in background.

Sweet Glaze for Salmon

While I love fish, I am allergic to all shellfish and I am afraid that has bled into my menu planning by omitting all fish. Shame on me, because it’s so delicious and so good for you!

Years ago, I got food poisoning from salmon, and I mean years, like when I was a kid — so salmon has always kind of scared me. But then, I went to a dinner party and the hosts served a raspberry salmon and I LOVED IT!

I have recreated the sweet glaze for salmon based on memory alone and I know you will not be disappointed.

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Ingredient image for raspberry glazed salmon L-R salmon fillets, raspberry preserves, soy sauce, salt and pepper, garlic.

Ingredients

You will love this recipe because the ingredient list is so simple, you probably have everything in your pantry!

  • RASPBERRY PRESERVES | or your favorite jam or marmalade, I used Bonne Maman, which are delicious! Check out this little “starter set!”
  • SOY SAUCE | or alternative, I used low-sodium Tamari which is gluten free, you could also use Liquid Amino’s or Coconut aminos.
  • GARLIC CLOVES | Fresh, diced small or using a garlic press.
  • SALT & PEPPER | You have that right?

OPTIONAL GLAZE ADDITIONS

  • RED PEPPER FLAKES | add a few (or a lot) of shakes, especially if you like it spicy
  • CAYENNE PEPPER | maybe just a dash for you daring types!

How to Make Glaze for Salmon

ANYONE can make this restaurant quality sweet glaze for salmon!

  1. Combine preserves, garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper, stir until combined. Yell – tada!!!
process shots for raspberry glazed salmon 1) raspberry preserves in small bowl with minced garlic. 2) adding soy sauce tamari to preserves.
Process shots for raspberry glazed salmon 3) adding salt and pepper to glaze 4) brushing glaze on salmon

How to make Raspberry Glazed Salmon

  • Step 1 | Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a sheet pan with foil and spray or brush with oil.
  • Step 2 | Arrange salmon, skin side down, a couple inches apart and brush fish fillets evenly with about half of the glaze mixture. Bake a 450 for 4 minutes.
  • Step 3 | Do not remove the fish from the oven, turn broiler to high and broil fish for 6 minutes on middle rack.
Process shots for raspberry glazed salmon 5) adding final amount of glaze to partially baked salmon 6) plated salmon.
  • Step 4 | Spoon remaining sweet glaze mixture onto the center of salmon fillets and broil for 3 more minutes or until desired doneness. Garnish with finely chopped green onions and toasted pine nuts and serve with lemon wedge – optional of course.

Gluten Free Raspberry Sauce for Salmon

This is a naturally gluten free recipe, just make sure you use Tamari or other gluten free soy sauce. And always read labels!

Frequently Asked Questions

What temp should salmon be cooked?

The FDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F, measured in the thickest part of the salmon filets. The salmon will continue to cook a bit more once it has been removed from the oven, so pull it out of the oven once it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F. Unless your salmon is much thicker or thinner , if you follow the steps it should be perfect every time.

Why is my salmon always dry?

If your salmon is dry it has been overcooked and it doesn’t take long to overcook it, even a few extra minutes can do it. Follow the instructions above and it will be perfect every time.

Should I wash salmon before baking it?

Apparently there is more danger in bacteria spreading if you rinse fish, so pat it dry with some paper towels.

How do you know when salmon is done?

Gently press down on the top of the fillet with a fork or your finger. If the flesh of the salmon flakes (easily separates) the fish is done.

Wild Caught or Farm Raised?

I used both farm raised and wild caught fresh salmon for my testing. In my opinion farm raised is a bit “fishier”, but not overwhelmingly so, both turned out silky, moist and delicious.

Is fresh or frozen salmon fillets the best?

Fresh is always best, but that’s not always practical is it? So purchase the best you can afford and it will be perfect!

close up of raspberry glazed salmon on plate with couscous and roasted broccoli.

Serving Suggestions

A light and deliciously healthy dinner calls for great sides.

No Fail Baked Salmon

Follow the baking steps and you will have delicious, moist, flaky and NOT DRY salmon every time! Trust the process!

Plate with raspberry glazed salmon fillet on a bed of couscous with roasted broccoli and lemon wedge.

Tips

  • PREP | Once this recipe gets going it comes together quickly, so prep any side dishes ahead of time to have them ready about the same time as the raspberry salmon. For instance, I tossed some broccoli in olive oil, salted it and placed on a pan in the lower part of the oven at the same time.
  • PRESERVES | Use your favorite preserves, a high quality jam or marmalade may also be used. I do not recommend jelly, you want the fruit to shine through, not the sugar.
  • CHANGE THE FRUIT | Not a fan of raspberries, try other fruit and even mixed fruit preserves. Or this Fig Jam (drooling!)
  • SOY SAUCE | Replace soy sauce with liquid aminos, coconut aminos, or Tamari.
  • RASPBERRY BALSAMIC GLAZE | Swap out the soy sauce with balsamic vinegar for a yummy sweet & sour glaze.

Here are a few more great fish recipes!

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Raspberry Glazed Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

A deliciously easy Raspberry Glazed Salmon recipe using 3 simple ingredients for out of this world flavor and a few simple steps to the best baked restaurant style salmon ever!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup raspberry preserves | or use your favorite jam, marmalade or other preserve. Cherry, mixed berry, blueberry strawberry, orange...all would be fabulous!
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium Tamari | soy sauce, liquid aminos or coconut aminos may be subbed or even try balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 4 (6 oz) skin on salmon fillets

Optional

  • ⅛-¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or just a few shakes)
  • cayenne pepper to taste

Garnish

  • Green onions, thinly sliced or diced
  • Lemon wedges
  • Toasted Pine nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and place rack in middle of oven. Spray or brush oil on a foil lined baking pan or cookie sheet.
  2. Make the glaze: Combine preserves, garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper, stir until combined.
  3. Arrange salmon, skin side down, a couple inches apart and brush fish fillets evenly with about half of the glaze mixture. Bake a 450 for 4 minutes.
    Do not remove the fish from the oven, turn broiler to high and broil fish for 6 minutes on middle rack.
  4. Spoon remaining sweet glaze mixture onto the center of salmon fillets and broil for 3 more minutes or until desired doneness. Even a few minutes can overcook your salmon, trust the process. Garnish with finely chopped green onions and toasted pine nuts and serve with lemon wedge - optional of course.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

Serve with couscous, quinoa, brown rice, rice pilaf and a delicious side of roasted vegetables.

How do I know if my salmon is done:

Gently press down on the top of the fillet with a fork or your finger. If the flesh of the salmon flakes (easily separates) then the fish is done.

TIPS

PREP | Once this recipe gets going it comes together quickly, so prep any side dishes and time to have them ready about the same time as the raspberry salmon.
PRESERVES | Use your favorite preserves, a high quality jam or marmalade may also be used. I duo not recommend a jelly though, you want the fruit to shine through, not the sugar.
CHANGE THE FRUIT | Not a fan of raspberries, try other fruit and even mixed fruit preserves.
SOY SAUCE | Replace soy sauce with liquid aminos, coconut aminos, or Tamari.
RASPBERRY BALSAMIC GLAZE | Swap out the soy sauce with balsamic vinegar for a yummy sweet & sour glaze.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 13g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc. Nutritional information will change based on used ingredients, quantities used, etc.

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