This salmon is my husband's favorite. Don't let the total time fool you -- very easy to make. This recipe is great served with mashed potatoes. You can taste the sauce before marinating to check the flavor. This gives a nice sweet taste to the salmon.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and mix in the honey, brown, sugar, and coconut. Bring to a boil, and remove from heat. Cool slightly, and transfer to a large bowl. Place the salmon in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Spread enough of the marinade mixture in a baking dish to coat the bottom. Arrange the salmon in the dish, and pour some of the marinade over the top, being sure to get some of the coconut on the top.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, basting occasionally with the remaining marinade, until the salmon is flaked easily with a fork. Discard any leftover marinade, or bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes, and spoon over salmon.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1124 calories; protein 23.7g 47% DV; carbohydrates 73.1g 24% DV; fat 85.1g 131% DV; cholesterol 249.1mg 83% DV; sodium 602.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
This recipe was absolutely delicious and full of subtle flavor. When I made it I used coconut milk instead of flaked coconut. However next time I make it I will lessen the amount of butter to a teaspoon or none at all. The recipe really doesn't need it. Also I would bake it for 18-20 minutes instead of the listed 25. Salmon still cooks when you take it out of the oven so it came out a little too dry for my taste. Overall I loved this recipe and you can put in your own personal touch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/18/2006
If you're a salmon purist don't try this recipe. I thought I would try something new but this was entirely too sugary and sweet. I ended up scraping the coating off. Wouldn't recommend. Read More
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134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
This recipe was absolutely delicious and full of subtle flavor. When I made it I used coconut milk instead of flaked coconut. However next time I make it I will lessen the amount of butter to a teaspoon or none at all. The recipe really doesn't need it. Also I would bake it for 18-20 minutes instead of the listed 25. Salmon still cooks when you take it out of the oven so it came out a little too dry for my taste. Overall I loved this recipe and you can put in your own personal touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This was so good. Normally we do our salmon on the grill but this is best in the oven as it makes the coconut crisp. We will cut down the amount of marinade as we had more than half left over. Just make sure you make enough salmon as you don't want to stop eating it! A must recipe for anyone who likes salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
We cook this salmon on the grill and love it that way. Slightly sweet with crunchy coconut. Before pouring on the marinade I set a bit aside to serve on the side as a dip or spread. That way each person can eat the salmon as sweet as they want. (Just a note about the marinade--since it is butter based it will solidify upon refrigeration.) An excellent recipe that I'm so happy to add to my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/18/2006
If you're a salmon purist don't try this recipe. I thought I would try something new but this was entirely too sugary and sweet. I ended up scraping the coating off. Wouldn't recommend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
Very good! Not as crunchy as I thought it would be but it was very tasty!! First I marinated the salmon in a few Tbsps of lime juice for 2-3 hours. Personally I like the way lime & coconut taste together and the tangy lime played well with the coconut. I discarded the lime juice before marinating the salmon in the coconut/honey/butter mixture. I also cut back on the butter. Baked the salmon for only 20 minutes and then broiled for 2-3 min. to get that golden crust. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2005
I was really disappointed with this. It was sickeningly sweet and I couldn't even finish my salmon. (And I like to eat!) I followed the recipe exactly as indicated but consistency was bad (gooey) and again the sweetness was excessive. Tasted more like candy than fish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
This is my favorite salmon recipe. I never bake it anymore. It's so much easier to just throw everything into a foil pouch and throw on the BBQ or George Foreman. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
Absolutely stunning. One of the easiest yet tastiest dishes I ve prepared in a long time! Will be a regular favorite in future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
This was fantastic. I will use less butter next time. I had my in-laws over for dinner and this was a quick meal to make. I served it with salad and bread. It was a hit! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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