Sweet and Savory Salmon


During the winter my husband and I love to eat our fill of stews and soups. Made with homemade bone broth to keep us healthy and because a warm bowl of stew is just so comforting to eat alongside a fire on a chilly winter night. We like to mix in some lighter meals to balance it out and this week I was craving the lightness of a salad. We baked this salmon, flaked it with a fork and mixed it in with some greens, cherry tomatoes, blueberries and homemade vinaigrette. A super simple dinner that we absolutely savored.

I love that this can be prepared all in the morning (perhaps before you leave for work) and the only work required in the evening will be to pop it in the oven!

You can find the salmon portions in the seafood section at your grocery store. We have been using plain goat yogurt and loving it’s tangy mild flavor, but feel free to use any kind of plain yogurt here — Greek, full fat milk, or any other. We use coconut aminos instead of the regular soy sauce to avoid soy as much as possible and choose a healthier option. And it tastes exactly the same! I’ve seen it in the natural/organic section of our grocery store, or you can pick it up online. I also keep my salmon in the freezer until I’m ready to make this dish, so it doesn’t go bad sitting in the refrigerator for a few days!

This recipe serves two people, but if you’d like to add more, just add one salmon fillet per person and a 1/2 cup of warm water to the marinade.


Sweet and Savory Salmon


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, any kind
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (we use coconut aminos)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small yellow onion, quartered
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Salmon portions


  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a large Ziploc bag and swish around with your hands from the outside of the bag. Prepare garlic and onion and place those in your bag along with salt and pepper. Add your salmon.
  2. Seal up the bag making sure to squeeze all the air out. Massage the liquid into the salmon from the outside of the bag so the fish is completely covered.
  3. Keep in the refrigerator all day (or between 7-8 hours) to marinate.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit and place fish on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. To make a glaze, pour the marinade into a large saucepan. Bring it to a boil for 5 minutes to kill off any bacteria from the raw fish, then lower the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes and thicken up. Whisk occasionally to avoid any scorching.
  6. Remove garlic and onion pieces and pour over baked salmon or save to use as a glaze for any other meat later in the week!





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Natasha Red lives in Texas with her husband and baby girl. She inherited her love of cooking from watching her dad serve her family meals every night growing up. From early on, being in the kitchen has provided a creative outlet and a sense of calm at the end of a hard day. Natasha loves to see women boldly approach food, embracing it as a blessing to themselves and the people that fill their homes. Her blog is a personal recipe collection sprinkled with thoughts on motherhood, life as a family, natural living, and her passion for gathering people in her home, feeding their bellies and their hearts as well.

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  1. I love salmon! We haven’t had it in a while but I think we will have to now with your recipe 🙂

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