No need to fire up the grill! This quick barbecue salmon can be made in the oven with only four ingredients.


  • 4 salmon fillets (Atlantic, 5 oz each)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Rinse the salmon filets under cool water. Gently pat them dry with paper towels, then place on the baking sheet, skin side down.
  4. Place butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds, until melted.
  5. Cut the lemon in half.
  6. Squeeze 2 tsp. of lemon juice into the butter. Reserve the remaining lemon for serving.
  7. Add the barbecue sauce to the with the butter and lemon juice. Whisk until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  8. Spoon about a Tablespoon of the barbecue glaze down the center of each salmon filet. Use the back of the spoon to gently spread the glaze so the filets are evenly coated.
  9. Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes on the middle rack of the oven, until the glaze is caramelized and the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  10. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  11. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the filets. Plate and serve immediately.
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NutritionView more



Calories270Calories from Fat140
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat140
Total Carbohydrate7g2%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Tere Vargas 25 days ago
Great 👌🏻 of course I will make it again.
Johannes Asfaw 28 days ago
Great! It didn’t really caramelize; but otherwise awesome
amazing! It was a hit with the whole family! definitely going to do it again. It was definitely Yummly!
KristinR. 26 Jul
awesome! making again & again!
Bill 22 Jul
Great!!! Easy. I had fresh thick fillets from Alaska so I went 8 min on the broil
MJ 11 Jul
Husband loved it. Toddlers loved it. It was quick and easy. I did add a Louisiana seasoning to the salmon that my husband said he wished I added more of.
YumChef 13 Jun
It tastes good and it turned out good too. Tastes great!
Simple, delicious and easy to follow. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, served with asparagus and roasted red potatoes tossed with garlic and olive oil. All diners really enjoyed and several asked for a second helping. I'd probably add a couple extra salmon filets or get larger portions next time if I know I'm feeding a really hungry crowd. Depending on your oven and thickness of the salmon, may need an extra minute or so under the broiler. I ended up checking at 7 minutes and found it needed about 2 more minutes. Have made this recipe twice now and will definitely make again. Two thumbs up!