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Sweet ‘n Spicy Glazed Salmon

My father-in-law had a friend who fished for salmon in Lake Michigan.  Every year, he gave my FIL 3 salmon; my FIL converted an old refrigerator into a smoker, smoked the salmon for his buddy, and kept one for himself.  Those were the “good old days” when we raved about his smoked salmon, and he shared with us! 

Sadly, those days are long gone, but salmon remains my favorite seafood…

This recipe for salmon, with it’s mouthwatering sauce, is adapted from Cooking Light, and has all the right flavors ~ sweet, salty, spicy and sour ~ all the right flavors that don’t outshine the salmon! 

It’s still on the cool side here so I turned the oven on again for dinner last night, but this is a great recipe for the grill also. 

The salmon is very tasty, really good ~ I didn’t have any leftovers and doubt if you will have either, when you make it.

Sweet ‘n Spicy Glazed Salmon


3 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons Chinese-style hot mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon white vinegar
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
Cooking spray
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil, remove from heat, set aside.
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place salmon on pan and sprinkle with pepper.
Bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven.
Preheat broiler.
Brush sugar mixture over salmon.
Place pan under broiler and broil for 3-4 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork.



  1. We love salmon too Pam. I didn't realize Splenda had a brown sugar version. I know we wouldn't have any left-overs either.

  2. I love glazed salmon Pam! Look amazing!

  3. Salmon is so healthy! All those Omega-3 whatchamacallits.:)

  4. Pam, I like the glaze...sounds great! We need to start cooking fish at home instead of just eating them at restaurants. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Hi Pam....
    I truly admire your way of cooking because each dish is so healthy. This is a great recipe and the Salmon is so full of needed omega's.
    Keep these great recipes coming..

  6. New things to me..Splenda brown sugar and chinese mustard!
    We love salmon..looks good!

  7. We are salmon fans as well and yours looks delicious.

  8. We eat fish a lot more lately and I love this sweet/spicy way of prepping it. I also love the ease! Will be doing this in the coming days. Many thanks.

  9. I can see why you don't have leftovers by looking at that photo!

  10. Hi Pam , wish I could grab a piece off the screen ,my family is avid fishermen/women , keep the recipes coming . Didn't know about the Splenda brown sugar . Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Hi Pam...I have never made salmon or eaten salmon...yes I know how is that costs to much!! But my daughter visited recently and I bought salmon for her and she baked it....your recipe looks very good so I think it's time I try it!!

  12. Oh! that looks SOOOOOO good!

    Love Salmon.

    M : )

  13. Looks delicious, Pam! We do not eat salmon very often, as it is quite pricey over here, but we love it! Especially when grilled or baked!
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a wonderful memory! Although I've never had home-smoked salmon I love all smoked fish including trout and salmon.

    Delicious salmon recipe with those sweet and sour ingredients!

  15. I love salmon! And we've been having a lot of Alaskan salmon this year. This is such a terrific way to prepare it -- so flavorful and creative! Great stuff -- thanks.

  16. You always share the best salmon recipes Pam!


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