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Spicy Garlic Salmon

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"This is an unbelievably delicious and quick salmon recipe. You can play around with the ingredients: add fresh basil leaves instead of the chili or balsamic instead of the lemon juice. The wholegrain mustard is essential. You are guaranteed to love this one! Serve with a green salad, and enjoy!"
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25 m servings 344
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a medium baking dish with aluminum foil. Lightly grease foil.
  2. With a mortar and pestle, grind together the garlic, chile pepper, and olive oil. Mix into a thick paste with the mustard, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Place the salmon fillets in the prepared baking dish, and coat with the paste mixture.
  3. Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 344 calories; 23 3.4 29.5 83 561 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was good. I did not pre-heat the oven and put the fish in for 25 min, it was a bit to long, leaving the fish dry. I will make again but start checking around 18-20 min.

Most helpful critical review

Unfortunately the flavour is not balanced. Mustard makes it too acidic and in general it is a sharp mix of asian and western flavours which does not work. I love salmon with honey, mustard and b...

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This was good. I did not pre-heat the oven and put the fish in for 25 min, it was a bit to long, leaving the fish dry. I will make again but start checking around 18-20 min.

I love salmon and added this to my "200 ways to cook salmon" list. The recipe needs to be corrected. As one reviewer noted, 25 min is too long to bake this dish. The cooking time shown in th...

I love this salmon recipe. But I had to double most of the ingredients since the original recipe was little bland and not spicy enough.

By far the BEST and juiciest salmon ever! I used red pepper flakes instead and added sliced tomatoes on the bottom, the last 3 mins of cooking I broiled it to brown it

Great glaze! My husband loved this. He likes a little kick to his food. Did change a few things though. Used 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes for the chile pepper, 2 tsp horseradish mustard...

My husband and I both really enjoyed this salmon recipe, used bottled lemon juice , we didn`t have a lime .It is the best

okay...normally I change a recipe to my personal taste but I left this exactly as is other than I only had one salmon fillet...I am not kidding when I say - AMAZING marinade. Amazing. Eating fis...

Good flavors here! Needed to use dried chili pepper and lemon juice. No mortar/pestle, just whipped it all up in a mini-food processor. Mixture was not very 'pasty' however, more liquid. Tur...

This was great. I reduced the pepper (I'm a wimp) and used spicy mustard instead of regular. I'll definitely make this one again. Thanks for the great recipe!