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Brown Sugar Lime Baked Salmon

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Course: Main Dish

The lime glaze helps keep the salmon tangy for this easy-to-make, easy-to-cleanup weeknight meal from Reynolds Kitchens® Ambassador Cooking Classy.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

Lining your pan with Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper makes clean up easy!


  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, adjust to taste
  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin-on or skinless
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving


Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, stir together brown sugar, lime juice, lime zest, butter and cayenne pepper.

Step 2

Place salmon fillets in a dish. Spoon and spread lime mixture over tops and sides of salmon if using skin-on salmon. If using skinless, spread mixture over top and bottom of salmon (use up all of the mixture). Let marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 3

Line a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper.

Step 4

Place salmon on parchment, leaving space between fillets. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Bake in preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 12–15 minutes (cook time will vary based on thickness of fillets).

Step 6

Sprinkle with cilantro and serve warm with lime wedges for spritzing over salmon. Serve over coconut rice if desired.

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