Salmon cooks quickly while being deliciously tender and flaky! This recipe pairs salmon filets with a soy and honey glaze for an easy meal!
How to Make Honey Glazed Salmon
For the best tasting honey glazed salmon, select fillets that are firm and brightly colored, with no tears in the flesh and no fishy odors. Check the filets over for bones before beginning.
- Season with salt and pepper. Sear in a hot pan 1 minute per side.
- In a separate pan, simmer the honey glaze ingredients until thickened.
- Pour sauce over the filets and bake for about 5 minutes.
Serve immediately with lime wedges.
How Long to Cook Salmon
This salmon only needs about 2 minutes on the stovetop and 5-7 minutes in the oven (baking in the same pan that they were seared in as it is preheated). Thicker filets will need more time while thinner filets cook faster.
Cook times can vary based on many factors including thickness of the salmon, individual ovens or even the material of the pan (and how well it retains heat) so be sure to check the salmon a little early for doneness so it doesn’t overcook.
What to Serve With It
Salmon goes with so many sides!
How to Store
It’s easy to store honey glazed salmon! It will keep about 4 days in the refrigerator if it’s in a zippered bag or airtight container.
Reheating is easy in the microwave and to refresh the flavors just add a dash of salt and pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon!
Salmon can be frozen but will be a little soft once it is thawed, so it’s good for salads and sandwiches. Leftover honey glazed salmon lends itself perfectly as a salad topper or tucked into a wrap, even reheated with mustard aioli on a toasted ciabatta roll or as part of seafood chowder!
Delicious Salmon Dishes
- Blackened Salmon – 20-minute meal
- Salmon Tacos – with pineapple salsa
- Garlic Butter Baked Salmon – perfectly flaky
- Sesame Ginger Salmon & Broccoli – a one-pan meal
- Avocado Salmon Salad – light & fresh
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Honey Glazed Salmon
- 4 salmon fillets 6 oz each
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Whisk all sauce ingredients except butter in a small bowl. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in butter and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add salmon and cook 1 minute per side. Spoon sauce over salmon.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake 5-6 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. Do not overcook.
- Serve warm with lime wedges.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)