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Amazing Baked Salmon with Soy and Brown Sugar Recipe

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Very rarely do I ever decide to try and throw ingredients together. I know I’m not a good cook. I only started cooking when I split from my ex. For 17 years, he did all the cooking, and my parents before that. When I realized I had run out of honey for tonight’s salmon dish, I decided to try and improvise.

I decided I’d try baked salmon with soy sauce and brown sugar. This was all part of my meal planning/budgeting shopping trip where I spent only $75 to shop for 2. Normally I use soy sauce and honey so it can’t be all that different right?

I was wrong. It was amazing!

That is the benefit of experimentation I guess! You should totally try it. Without further adieu, here is the recipe.


  • 1 – Salmon Filet
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Brown Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp brown sugar with 1/4 cup soy sauce. Stir to mix.
  3. Line baking sheet with tinfoil and place salmon on sheet.
  4. Brush soy sauce / brown sugar mixture onto salmon. (Don’t skimp on this step). There should be at least half left over.
  5. Put salmon in oven for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 min, baste salmon again with mixture. There should still be some left over, we’ll use that for the last step.
  7. Let salmon bake another 10 min in oven.
  8. After 10 min check temperature of salmon. Measured in the thickest part with a meat thermometer it should be at least 145 Fahrenheit.
  9. Baste salmon one more time and then broil for 3 min.

I let my salmon sit for a couple of minutes to cool down and then portioned it out. Serve hot with your sides.

I used the same tray to cook roasted potatoes so cleanup was super easy.

The flavor of this salmon dish is just amazing. A hint of sweetness, super moist. Definitely going to do this one again!

baked salmon and potato

It’s not often that I get brave enough in the kitchen to try a new recipe but I’m glad I did and am able to share it with you here.

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delicious baked salmon with brown sugar, soy sauce and roasted potatoes