Real Easy Recipes: Baked Brown Sugar Salmon

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Dinner time at my house has to be stress free and no fuss. That is why I always create my meal plan around real easy recipes like this one I am going to share with you today.

My kids love salmon. Even the four year old. I am super lucky. Well, the four year old does call it salmon chicken….

For a over a year now I have been buying my salmon from the Schwans guy. Schwans comes by my house every other week and they offer online grocery delivery. I love to get frozen chicken (which go perfectly in the crockpot), the Alaskan wild caught salmon, some frozen veggies, dinner rolls and ice cream for the kids.

Their salmon is amazing and the fillet sizes are perfect portions. We eat salmon about once a week. I love to bake them- the cook so quickly.

Today I am going to share with you a delicious brown sugar marinade that is perfect and delicious! You’re gonna love it and the ingredient combination is fun.

baked brown sugar salmon


  • 5-7 personal size salmon fillets
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T minced garlic  or 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder

Combine the soy sauce and brown sugar in a mixing bowl together.

Stir to combine.

brown sugar marinate

Add in the garlic and onion powders. I typically would use minced garlic, but I was fresh out.

Stir well to combine.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

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The marinate will be a pasty consistency and thick like brownie mix only grainier.

brown sugar marinate for salmon

I like to bake the salmon in a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Makes for super easy cleanup.

Evenly coat each salmon fillet with the marinate. A little goes a long way.

schwans alaskan wild caught salmon

Look at how yummy!

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. A little longer if you want. These cook pretty fast.

wild caught salmon

We like to have rolls or bread often with our dinner. Generally I keep a stash of Schwans’ Cheddar Herb Biscuits on hand, but this time I ordered some the their Kaiser rolls which are perfect for summer. One roll can be divided by two smaller kiddos.

I put these on a separate cookie sheet in the oven.

schwans kaiser rolls

While the salmon and rolls are baking I get a pot of rice steaming and I also get some veggies going on the stove. Here is my favorite way to cook frozen veggies. This time I did the California Blend that Schwans carries.

add butter to the tops of the Schwans rolls

When the Kaiser rolls came out of the oven, I ran a stick of butter over the top. Yum!

These rolls were awesome. (They would be perfect for sandwiches too.)

schwans kaiser rolls

Everything came together perfectly.

The rice and veggies finished about the same time as did the salmon and rolls.

I served the salmon over the rice with rolls and the veggies as sides.

schwans wild caught alaskan salmon

Super easy dinner and bellies were grateful!

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Brown Sugar Baked Salmon

Brown Sugar Baked Salmon

Yield: 5-7 servings


  • 5-7 personal size salmon fillets
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T minced garlic or 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder


  1. Add brown sugar and soy sauce to a bowl, stirring to combine.
  2. Stir in the garlic, onion powder, and salt and pepper.
  3. Cover each filet evenly with the paste mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until done.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Found your link at Monday Funday. My husband loves salmon, but I prefer a milder fish. This sauce looks really tasty and might make me want to eat salmon more often!

  3. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says:

    I’ve pinned and shared your delicious recipe! thanks for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen! link up several if you’d like

  4. Hi Crystal,
    We will just love this Salmon! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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