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A piece of salmon on a plate with fresh dill

Roasted Salmon with Butter and Brown Sugar

An easy and elegant main course that comes together in about 30 minutes.  Perfect for effortless entertaining!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Nordic, Scandinavian
Keyword: easy salmon recipe, glazed salmon recipe, roasted salmon recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Kristi


  • 1 salmon filet 2- 2 ½ pounds, preferably skin on
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into ½ inch cubes


  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Place salmon on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Rub sugar over salmon. Season with salt and pepper.  Dot with butter.
  • Bake salmon until it is firm and opaque throughout, about 20 minutes.  Serve.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 104mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg