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Easiest And Tastiest Honey Glazed Salmon

This delightful Honey Glazed Salmon is a simple yet scrumptious dish. Sweet, tangy, smoky, savory, and a touch of mild spice! Our recipe is not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare. In just under 30 minutes, you’ll have a delectable meal that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Tempting picture of honey glazed salmon highlighting the mouthwatering caramelized top

Sweetly Satisfying Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

This dish is a perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication, combining the richness of salmon with a tantalizing honey glaze. It’s an ideal choice for those who want a dish that’s both delicious and easy to make.

Honey Glazed Salmon is a quick and easy process that takes about 25-30 minutes from start to finish. First, make a honey glaze by mixing honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and lemon juice and then go ahead to coat and cook your salmon. It’s a truly fancy dish that can be easily made at home and enjoyed any time.

Why is it So Good?

This recipe offers a beautiful combination of taste and texture. The honey glaze adds a touch of sweetness that beautifully complements the natural richness of salmon. As the glaze caramelizes, it imparts a captivating finish that’s both delicious and visually appealing.

This dish is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. Salmon is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that can be beneficial for your health. When combined with the sweetness of honey, it creates a meal that is both nourishing and tasty. Each bite of the Honey Glazed Salmon offers a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and fresh flavors, making it a recipe worth trying.You can also eat it alone as the main course or pair it with veggies or a salad.

Why You Should Try It:

  1. Flavorful: The combination of honey and salmon creates a delightful balance of sweet and savory notes.
  2. Quick and Easy: With minimal ingredients and simple steps, this recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners and special occasions.
  3. Nutrient-Rich: Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and essential vitamins.
  4. Impressive Presentation: Honey glazed salmon is an elegant dish that can impress guests and elevate your dining table.

Keeping Salmon Moist

The most important tip to keep in mind when cooking salmon is to not overcook it, or your salmon will taste dry. To ensure that your salmon remains moist, tender, and full of flavor, follow these simple steps:

  • Don’t Overcook: As a general rule, aim for an internal temperature of around 125°F (52°C) for medium-rare and 145°F (63°C) for well-done.
  • Keep an Eye on the Color: A visual cue for perfectly cooked salmon is its color. Salmon cooked to perfection should have an opaque pink color and easily flake when tested with a fork. If it appears translucent or raw in the center, it needs a bit more time.
  • Rest the Salmon After Cooking: Allowing your salmon to rest for a few minutes after cooking gives the juices a chance to redistribute, ensuring a tender and juicy result.
A well-grilled honey glazed salmon served on a bed of white rice and steamed broccoli.

Ingredients for making Honey Glazed salmon

  • Salmon fillets: I make sure of fresh, discoloration-free salmon fillets. 
  • Honey: This adds the needed sweetness to the flavor profile of the recipe
  • Olive oil: This is used to cook the salmon. It gives it a crispy exterior and prevents sticking to the pan.
  • White vinegar: This is perfect for some tangy taste and to balance the sweetness of the honey. 
  • Soy sauce: Soy sauce provides savory and umami flavors to balance the sweetness of the honey.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice adds zest to the overall flavor profile of this recipe, along with a refreshing citrus note. 
  • Garlic: This enhances the aroma and taste of the honey-glazed salmon.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges & fresh parsley: for garnish 

How to make honey-glazed salmon

  • Prepare the Oven by preheating it to 500F.
  • Heat oil, butter, garlic, and seasonings in a saucepan.
  • Pat salmon dry, place in the dish, pour glaze over, marinate, then broil 10-12 minutes. Serve with rice and veggies.

Serving Suggestions 

What to eat with Honey Glazed Salmon

  • Roasted Veggies: Roasted veggies are always a great option, especially some roasted broccoli or asparagus. 
  • Salad: For a healthy option,  pair with green salad or other versions of salad you have.
  • Rice: A side of rice will go perfectly with this recipe.
  • Grilled corn: Nothing compares to the smoky taste of grilled or roasted corn paired with the delicate flavors of honey-glazed salmon.
  • Creamy coleslaw: For a refreshing and tangy taste, pair your coleslaw with this honey-glazed salmon.
  • For a more indulgent option, serve the salmon with creamy mashed potatoes and a side of garlic bread.
  • Cucumber Tomato Salad Pair with a light, refreshing cucumber and tomato salad.

Pro Tips

  • Marinate the salmon in the glaze for 15-30 minutes before cooking for more intense flavor.
  • Adjust honey quantity to your preferred level of sweetness.
Close up picture of honey glazed salmon fish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen salmon for this recipe?

While it’s better to use fresh salmon for the best taste and feel, you can also use frozen salmon. Just remember to thaw it all the way before cooking and dry it before applying the honey glaze and cooking. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness and type of salmon, so it’s important to check the salmon for doneness using a meat thermometer or by checking the texture of the flesh.

Can I use a different type of fish?

Of course! Although this recipe is meant for salmon, you can give this honey glaze a shot with different fish like tilapia, cod, or Halibut. However, the average cooking should vary slightly depending on how thick the fish is. Also, remember salmon has a unique flavor profile that adds a special touch.

How can I tell if the salmon is cooked through?

You’ll know the salmon is ready when it breaks apart easily with a fork. The meat should look solid and split into pieces without any trouble. Also, check for caramelization, as this visual cue shows that the salmon is cooked and ready!

How long is honey-glazed salmon good for?

It is best to consume cooked salmon within 3-4 days if stored in the refrigerator. If you have leftover honey glazed salmon, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Alternatively, you can freeze the salmon for later use. Honey-glazed salmon can be frozen for up to 2 months, though the texture may change slightly upon thawing. As always, it’s important to use your best judgment and discard any salmon that appears or smells spoiled.

Can I make the glaze ahead of time?

Absolutely! Prepare the glaze in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Warm it slightly before using for easy brushing.

Have leftovers?

How to store and reheat leftover honey-glazed salmon

Storing your leftover honey-glazed salmon is not difficult. Simply put it in a closed container or wrap it well with plastic and keep it in the fridge. It’s best to consume it within 3-4 days to ensure it stays fresh. 

If you want to save it for later, you can freeze it. Wrap the salmon in plastic, put it in a sealed bag or container, and label it with the date. You can keep it in the freezer for 2-3 months. 

When you’re ready to eat it, allow it to thaw slightly and then gently warm it up. This will ensure that your honey glazed salmon tastes just as delicious as it did when it was first cooked!

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Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon is a simple yet scrumptious dish. It is a fantastic way to enjoy easily prepared and incredibly tasty salmon!. Get ready to make this in under 30 minutes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 187.3kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets skin on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce or any other hot sauce of choice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Adjust the oven rack to the middle position, then preheat the oven to high broil (Around 500F).
  • Prepare a baking dish that is big enough to fit the salmon in a single layer (like a 9×13 inch dish) by lining it with either parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Then, stir in the minced ginger, paprika, onion powder, soy sauce, lemon juice, sriracha, honey, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook the sauce until it’s heated through, stirring occasionally for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels and place them in a baking dish. Then, pour the glaze over the salmon.
  • Leave to marinade for about 30 minutes if you have the time. After 30 minutes, coat the fish again with the glaze and place them in the preheated oven.
  • Broil for 10 to 12 minutes or until they can be easily flaked with a fork and the internal temperature reaches 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit (57-60 degrees Celsius).
  • Serve with rice, cauliflower rice, and veggies of choice. pan-roasted vegetable of your choice and a fluffy side of cauliflower rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 187.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.4g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8.1mg | Sodium: 542.9mg | Potassium: 91.4mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 23.6g | Vitamin A: 216.8IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11.4mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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