This Watermelon Glazed Salmon recipe is made with a sweet rich glaze and marinade that is both fresh and fruity.
Salmon is one of those fish that I can serve anytime of the year and make in so many different ways.
So that is why I wanted to share this tasty recipe using watermelon. You wouldn’t normally think that watermelon would be a great marinade but it truly is. Its super sweet juices cause such a wonderful browning that you won’t believe the results.
How to Make Watermelon Glazed Salmon Recipe
The ingredients list for this recipe is very simple: salmon, one watermelon, red onion, a lime, and honey, and soy sauce.
Best of all, this is a one sheet pan meal, meaning you’ll love the easy prep and clean up, too.
Start your marinade/basting liquid first. It takes about 15 minutes or so to make this. In the meantime keep your salmon refrigerated until its time to marinate.
Remove watermelon and place it in a blender.
Then zest and juice the lime add to blender. Add chopped onion, honey and soy sauce. Finally, blend everything together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a large sauce pan, boil the marinade/glaze on high for 10 minutes or so until reduced to half.
Once reduced, use a strainer and cheese cloth to remove all of the solids.
Cooking Tip: Be sure to use a heat-proof Pyrex measuring cup or bowl.
Push through the marinade with a spoon.
Cook for another five minutes, reducing further.
Next, bring the salmon from the fridge and remove the skin. You will want at least approximately 6 ounces per person. The piece I am showing was roughly about 2 1/2 pounds or 6-8 servings.
Place salmon on a sided cooking sheet pan.
Place your salmon on a well-greased pan. I used Pam non-stick spray. Start marinating/basting your salmon with the glaze. Then place the salmon in the oven to begin broiling. Halfway through the broiling, baste. The total cooking process should take approximately 12 minutes or until desired doneness. (Note: Internal temp should be at least 130 degrees F.)
Cooking Tip: If you plan on grilling your salmon, leave the skin on. Heat the grill to 500 degrees F and well grease the grates. Place the salmon skin side up for about five minutes, then flip over. You’ll want to cook it until it gets to medium medium-well or your preferred doneness. (Internal temp should be at least 130 degrees F.)
Once the salmon is cooked through, remove it from the broiler and place the pan on a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Then baste one last time. Cut and serve salmon and drizzle remaining glaze on the salmon slices. Enjoy!
For more delicious fish recipes, check out my Pinterest Board: Dinner Recipes from Wisconsin Homemaker.
Watermelon Glazed Salmon
- 2 1/2 pounds salmon
- 1 lime zested and juiced
- 1 cup red onion
- 3 cups watermelon cut into small chunks
- 3 tbsp honey (you can substitute with raw honey)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Zest and juice lime. Add to blender.
- Chop onion. Add to blender.
- Chop watermelon. Add to blender.
- Add soy sauce to blender. Cover and blend for 10-20 seconds until thoroughly mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large sauce pan, bring the liquid to a boil. You will want to reduce this for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, strain. Use a strainer and cheese cloth to remove all of the solids.
- Place the strained liquid back into the pan to boil another 10 minutes or so until liquid reduces down to a syrup. The watermelon glaze will be your basting liquid.
- If you haven’t already, remove the skin on the salmon. Use non-stick spray on your cooking pan. Then baste your salmon with the glaze.
- Broil 12 minutes or until desired doneness. Halfway through the broiling, baste again.
- Once the salmon is cooked through, remove it from the broiler and place the pan on a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Baste one last time. Cut and serve salmon. Drizzle remaining glaze on the salmon slices. Enjoy!