Honey-Mustard-Glazed Salmon Steaks

Any time a novice cook asks Jamie Bissonnette for a simple recipe, he gives them this soy-honey-mustard sauce. It’s delicious on the salmon here, but he also recommends spreading it on chicken wings or pork chops before grilling.

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  • Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme
  • Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets or 6- to 8-ounce salmon steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • Canola oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the mustards with the honey, soy sauce, garlic and thyme.

  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan and oil the grate or pan. Brush the salmon fillets with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the salmon fillets skinned side down over moderate heat for about 3 minutes. Turn and grill about 3 minutes longer, until the salmon is nearly cooked through. Generously brush both sides of the salmon with the honey mustard and grill, turning frequently, until richly glazed, about 1 minute. (For salmon steaks, grill over moderately high heat, turning once, for 4 to 5 minutes, then brush with the honey mustard, turning frequently, for 1 minute.) Transfer to a platter or plates and serve, passing the remaining honey mustard at the table.

Make Ahead

The honey mustard can be refrigerated overnight.

Serve With

Steamed or grilled bok choy.

Suggested Pairing

Floral, full-bodied Torrontés, a white wine from Argentina, is superb with rich, saucy seafood dishes like this salmon.

Contributed By Photo © Christina Holmes Published June 2013

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 6

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Cleo Arezio

Review Body: Best ever recipe.Thank you so much

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-14

Author Name: Cooknfool

Review Body: Update:  I made the sauce last night, and it was wonderful!  There is just something about cooking with mustard! It goes so well with chicken and pork too.  Thanks again! 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-18

Author Name: Carolyn333

Review Body: I love your recipe because it turned out very crispy with super moist and deliciously cooked on the inside.. I'm so happy!! Thank you.. 

Date Published: 2016-08-27

Author Name: Cooknfool

Review Body: I like all the ingredients, except for the unhealthy canola oil, which is not allowed in my kitchen.  I am planning on making this tonight, using grapeseed oil for brushing the salmon.  Thanks for the sauce recipe!

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-07-17

Author Name: aquia80

Review Body: That salmon looks fantastic and so good!. but what kind of Salmon is this? It's usually in pink when I saw some of them on the market last time..

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-08-31

Author Name: IchNaturally

Review Body: Wow one of the best recipes I've tried on Food and Wine.. I'm so happy it turned out really well as expected! My family loves it!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-09-13

Author Name: VitaminMePlease

Review Body: I was cooking this yesterday but without soy sauce. Also seasoning the salmon with salt, pepper, paprika and a bit of cayenne pepper. It came out perfect and every family member loves it so much. Great recipe!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-09-13