Baked Salmon with a Sticky Apricot Basil Glaze

When apricot season hits, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with all the extras. Which means we always end up with some apricot preserves.

And since I know apricot and basil are great friends, I thought I’d put together a sticky baked salmon with apricot basil glaze.

This recipe for Apricot Basil Glazed Salmon is not only delicious, but it’s also very easy to prepare. The glaze takes the flavour apricots and basil, to add a wonderful sweet and spicy taste that goes well with the salmon.

It’s the perfect late summer recipe, with low effort and high flavor!


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • For the Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup apricot jam or preserves (preserves are the better choice here)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, chiffonaded
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. While the oven heats, make the glaze.
  3. Combine all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan on high heat, and bringing to a boil, reduce and simmer for a few minutes until the glaze thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Line a baking tray with foil, and brush a bit of oil or spray light layer of cooking spray. Place the salmon fillets on the foil (skin side down).
  5. Pour the glaze over the salmon, and use the back of a spoon or silicon brush to spread it out to get a nice layer.
  6. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until cooked, opening the oven several times to spoon glaze over the fillets.
  7. Serve immediately.