American Food

Recipe: Honey OLD BAY Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I didn’t grow up in Maryland, but since moving here I’ve quickly fallen in love with the unofficial spice of the region, OLD BAY. Traditionally served on steamed crabs, I’ve taken to dusting this spice on all of my favorite foods, french fries and corn being two of my favorites. And at restaurants, I usually lean in heavily to dishes that mention the spice. One of my favorite OLD BAY treats is honey OLD BAY wings.

Honey Old Bay Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Honey OLD BAY Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

My friends and I were gathering for one of our many summer BBQ’s and it was my turn to host. Instead of defaulting to the typical burgers and hot dogs, I wanted to make something a little more adult. The day was also a total scorcher, so I wanted something light. Enter, the Honey OLD BAY Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa.

Salmon, Sprinkled with Old Bay

Salmon, Sprinkled with OLD BAY

Some of my friends can be such picky eaters, but OLD BAY is one of those ingredients that everyone loves, especially the Marylanders. So everyone went absolutely crazy for this dish.

The sugars from the honey OLD BAY marinade really caramelize on the grill and I was left with a beautifully sweet salmon that has a little bit of spice. But the most important step to this recipe is cooking the fish skin side down so the skin has time to crisp up and become the best version of itself.

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Honey OLD BAY Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Grilled salmon with a sweet and spicy glaze paired with a fruit salsa

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


Honey Old Bay Glazed Salmon

  • 1.3 Pounds Salmon
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Limes juiced

Pineapple Mango Salsa

  • 1 Cup Mango diced
  • 1 Cup Pineapple diced
  • 1/2 Avocado diced
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/2 Red Onion diced
  • 1 Serrano Pepper finely chopped
  • 2 TBSP Cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


  1. Begin by preparing the Pineapple Mango Salsa. Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and set aside to marinade. 

  2. Whisk the honey, OLD BAY, olive oil, and lime juice together in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat.

  4. Prepare your salmon by lightly sprinkling it with some OLD BAY, for some extra spice.

  5. Place the salmon, skin side down over the hot grill. After six minutes, brush the honey OLD BAY marinate over the salmon.

  6. After another four minutes when the salmon skin is nice and crispy, flip it, and cook skin side up for a quick two minutes to finish it off.

  7. Serve the salmon with the pineapple mango salsa on top.

Honey Old Bay Salmon

Honey OLD BAY Salmon

Crispy Skin

Crispy Skin

Honey Old Bay Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Honey OLD BAY Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

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2 replies »

  1. I used this tonight and wow! My husband made the wow face, each hand holding up 3 fingers and his mouth making an O in the middle. Couldn’t grill, started way too late in the night. But the glaze was fine, the salmon sucked it right up. We like a lot of spice in my family so I went a little crazy with the old bay (2 tablespoons per pound). This was so easy. Thanks to you, I’m not afraid to cook salmon.


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