20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon

This easy honey garlic salmon cooked in a sweet glaze is a delicious dinner recipe ready in 20 minutes. Serve with simple sides for a fantastic meal.

20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon

How to make honey garlic salmon

  1. Cook the salmon: Preheat a pan or skillet until hot then add the salmon, skin-side down and allow to fry for 5 minutes until the skin is crisp. Carefully turn the salmon over and fry for another 2-3 minutes on the flesh-side.
  2. Make the sauce: While the salmon is frying, whisk together honey, soy sauce (or Tamari if you’d like to keep it gluten-free), crushed garlic and lemon juice. Remove the salmon from the pan and add the honey garlic sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer and reduce for 5 minutes, then add the salmon back in the pan. Glaze the salmon with the sauce and allow to cook for another 5 minutes then remove from the pan and serve.

How long to cook salmon

Salmon is best served medium and should take no more than 5 minutes a side, depending on thickness. You know salmon is cooked when it flakes easily. The minimum internal temperature for salmon is 62°C/145°F but if you’re using good quality, fresh salmon that temperature is just a guideline.

Can I make this ahead?

The sauce can be made and kept in a jar in the fridge for up to 4 days. The cooked salmon can be kept covered in the fridge for a day and reheated in a hot pan.

20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon

What to serve with salmon

  1. Easy side salad with lemon dressing
  2. Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes
  3. Pea and feta quinoa salad

20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon

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20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon

20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon

This easy honey garlic salmon cooked in a sweet glaze is a delicious dinner recipe ready in 20 minutes. Serve with simple sides for a fantastic meal.
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Easy Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Easy salmon recipe, honey garlic salmon, salmon recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 500 g / 1lb salmon fillets skin-on, de-boned
  • ¼ cup soy sauce / tamari
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Pre-heat a skillet or pan until hot and add a tablespoon of oil. Season the salmon with salt and place in the pan, skin-side down. Allow to fry for 5 minutes until the skin is crisp and golden. Carefully flip the salmon and cook for another 2 minutes on the flesh-side. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  • While the salmon is cooking, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic and lemon juice. Pour the sauce into the hot pan and allow to simmer and reduce for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the salmon back into the pan and baste with the sauce until the salmon is glossy, glazes and cooked to your preference. 
  • Serve with side dishes of your choice. 

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 669mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.5mg

 

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12 Comments

  1. In the recipe for Honey Garlic Salmon, the amount of honey was not included.
    Pls reply with the correct amount of honey for the recipe.Thanksu