Honey Glazed Salmon

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My whole family enjoys salmon, so I end up serving it for dinner at least once a week. Some of our favorite salmon recipes include grilled salmon, salmon with garlic butter, and this super simple but satisfying version with honey frosting.

The seared salmon is delicious on its own, but it's even better when topped with a sweet, salty frosting. This honey-glazed salmon is a quick dinner option that's perfect when served over rice or mashed potatoes with a vegetable on the side.

How is honey glazed salmon made?

The first step in this recipe is to brown the salmon fillets until golden. Remove the salmon from the pan and simmer a sweet and salty sauce of honey, garlic, lemon juice and soy sauce. After the sauce has thickened, the salmon is returned to the pan and the sauce is poured on top. Add a pinch of parsley, then serve and enjoy.

Tips for honey-glazed salmon

  • To get the best golden brown crust on the salmon, you'll want to make sure that the pan is very hot and that the fish fillets are dry with a paper towel before adding them to the pan. Let your salmon cook undisturbed for a few minutes so that a nice crust can form.
  • I like to use wild salmon when possible as it is tastier and has more nutrients than farmed salmon.
  • Make sure you don't overcook your fish! Your salmon is ready when it is opaque and flakes easily. This usually takes about 5 minutes per side for a medium-sized salmon fillet.

Honey Glazed Salmon Variations

This salmon is great as is, but you can also change flavors to suit your taste preferences.

  • Ginger Lime: Substitute minced fresh ginger for garlic and lime juice for lemon juice.
  • Sesame Salmon: Add 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil to the sauce and top the salmon with 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds.
  • Teriyaki: Add 1 teaspoon minced ginger and 2 teaspoons roasted sesame oil.

Is salmon healthy?

Salmon is a healthy fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are necessary in a diet because the human body cannot produce them. Omega-3s are believed to help lower blood pressure, decrease inflammation, and help protect against cancer.

Salmon is packed with nutrients like protein and B vitamins and also vitamins A and D. Salmon also contains more exotic nutrients like selenium, potassium and phosphorous. This combination of nutrients and vitamins is believed to support brain function, immunity, and strong bones. Eating salmon is a delicious way to obtain vital nutrients.

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This honey-glazed salmon is one of the best ways to make salmon. Try it, you will love this sweet and savory dish.

More delicious salmon recipes

  • Honey Mustard Salmon
  • Greek Salmon Salad
  • Salmon paper packages
  • Smoked salmon
  • salmon teriyaki

Honey Glazed Salmon

This honey-glazed salmon is charred salmon fillets topped with honey, soy sauce, and garlic glaze. A quick and easy dinner option that's on the table in just 20 minutes!

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 Calories: 283kcal


  • 4 salmon fillets 4-6 ounces each
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • lemon slices for optional serving


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Generously season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the salmon skin-side up in the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Remove the salmon from the pan and place it on a plate. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Add garlic to skillet and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add water, lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey to skillet; bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water.
  • Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the pan and beat to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute or until sauce has thickened.
  • Return the salmon to the pan and pour the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired.


Calories :: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 395 mg | Potassium: 735 mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 55 IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.6mg


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