Honey Glazed Salmon

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Salmon cooks quickly while being deliciously tender and flaky! This recipe pairs salmon filets with a soy and honey glaze for an easy meal!

This fish can be poached, grilled, baked in the oven, or simply pan-fried as in this recipe! It’s the perfect entrée for an easy dinner at home or a weekend gathering!

spooning sauce over two honey glazed salmon filets with chives

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.

  1. Season with salt and pepper. Sear in a hot pan 1 minute per side.
  2. In a separate pan, simmer the honey glaze ingredients until thickened.
  3. 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.

Pans with cooked salmon and a honey soy glaze being poured overtop

What to Serve With It

Salmon goes with so many sides!

Veggies: Creamy asparagus, Roasted potatoes and carrotsroasted sweet potatoes

Salads: Marinated chopped saladAsian noodle salad

Starch: Garlic butter kale riceBaked spaghetti squashMashed potatoes

Breads: Homemade french breadHomemade garlic breadCheesy garlic breadsticks30-minute dinner rolls

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

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spooning sauce over two honey glazed salmon filets with chives
5 from 5 votes
Review Recipe

Honey Glazed Salmon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Tender, flaky & full of flavor, this Honey Glazed Salmon is the perfect entree!


  • 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

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  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Thicker salmon filets may need up to 10 minutes while thinner salmon filets may need only 5-6 minutes.
Cook salmon just until flaky. It should be somewhat translucent in the very center. Keep in mind that as the salmon sits, it will continue cooking a little bit. Do not overcook.
Salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 383, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 616mg, Potassium: 892mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 216IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword best honey glazed salmon, honey glazed salmon, honey glazed salmon recipe, how to make honey glazed salmon
Course Dinner, Entree, Fish, Main Course
Cuisine American
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    1. I have only tried the recipe as written, but I don’t see why not Susan. Let us know if you try it with the skin on!

  1. Sounds like a quick and healthy meal for dinner! Thank you for the nice recipe! I will definitely try this recipe.
    5 stars

  2. We made this last night, and it was delicious! I served it with brown rice and mixed veggies for a quick & healthy meal. I will definitely be making this again and again! All the recipes I have made from Spend With Pennies have been delicious, and have been a lifesaver since I get tired of making the same things over and over!5 stars