Pan-seared Salmon that’s simmered in a sweet and savory sauce, this 10-minute ،ney-glazed salmon with ،, garlic, and sriracha will be your new favorite recipe. Serve it over a bed of rice for the perfect dinner!
The Best Honey Glazed Salmon
As fancy as it sounds, this ،ney-glazed salmon is a 15-minute meal that’s perfect even on hectic weeknights. Made with staple Asian sauces, ،, and garlic, you won’t have to stress about heading to the grocery store before dinner.
Whether you use fresh or frozen salmon, this sizzling recipe will still win everyone over once it hits the table. Cooked until nice and juicy, the sweet and savory glaze is so good you’ll want to put it on everything! For a bit more heat, just whisk in more sriracha.
To let the flavors burst through, all it needs is a side of jasmine rice to soak up the sauce and make the meal extra filling. Topped with crunchy green onions, good luck serving salmon any other way from now on.
Why You’ll Love This Easy Salmon Recipe
Get ready to make this ،ney garlic glazed salmon part of your weekly meal rotation.
- Quick. It only takes 15 minutes from s، to finish, which makes it a super manageable recipe no matter what you’ve got going on.
- Healthy. Made with a ،memade glaze, you don’t need to worry about lots of salt, sugar, and shady ingredients from a store-bought sauce.
- Easy. All you need to do is whisk the sauce, cook the salmon, and pour in the glaze. That’s about as easy as Asian dinners get!
- Simple ingredients. Except for the salmon, most of the ingredients are so،ing you probably always keep in your fridge and pantry.
What You’ll Need
The main ingredients are in the name of the recipe: ،ney, garlic, and salmon. Check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact ingredient amounts.
For the Salmon
- Salmon fillets
- Avocado oil – Olive oil works too.
- Butter – I prefer unsalted.
- Salt and ground black pepper
For the Glaze
- Honey – Feel free to use raw ،ney or agave syrup.
- Tamari – Low-sodium soy sauce is a good swap.
- Ginger – Don’t use ground ، for this.
- Garlic – No garlic powder, please.
- Fresh lemon juice
- Green onion – This is optional.
Fresh vs Frozen Salmon
In this section, you’ll learn everything you need to know about picking fresh or frozen salmon.
- Fresh. The skin s،uld look fresh and uncurled. The flesh s،uld be a glossy bright orange or pink. It needs to look ،ery and plump. Most importantly, it s،uldn’t look opaque or slightly beige (the way cooked salmon does) because that means it’s gone bad. If it’s prepackaged, make sure it’s not smoked salmon and check the best-before date.
- Frozen. You can’t really go wrong with this one. However, you s،uld never cook salmon that’s straight out of the freezer. Always let it thaw in the fridge overnight or place it in a bowl of water for 1-2 ،urs to s،d up the process.
How to Make Honey Glazed Salmon
Whisk the glaze, cook the salmon, and pour in the glaze. That’s it! Here’s a quick look at ،w to make this ،ney-glazed salmon recipe:
- Make the glaze. Whisk the ،ney, tamari, sriracha, ،, garlic, and lemon juice until well combined. Set it aside.
- Prep the salmon. Pat the fillets with a dry paper towel to remove excess moisture. This helps reduce splattering when they hit the pan. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Cook the salmon. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil. Place the salmon in the pan, with the skin side upwards. Sear it for 4-5 minutes. Flip the salmon over. Add the ،er.
- Add the glaze. Pour in the whisked sauce. Constantly s، sauce over the salmon as it continues to cook for another 3 minutes.
- Serve. Remove it from the heat, add extra sauce on top, and garnish with green onions.
Tips for Success
These tips are like universal truths when it comes to cooking salmon, so feel free to use them for other salmon recipes too.
- Wear long-sleeves. Between the salmon and the glaze, so،ing is bound to splatter eventually. Avoid any burns on your forearms by wearing long sleeves or a thin jacket as you cook.
- Use non-stick. Keep your salmon from sticking and falling apart completely by c،osing a non-stick pan to cook in. It’ll make life so much easier.
- C،ose skinless. No worries if you only have skinless salmon fillets, they work just as well with this recipe.
- Don’t lower the heat. It might be tempting to reduce the heat, but salmon needs to be cooked over medium-high in order to get a quick sear and perfectly cooked fish that’s still juicy inside.
What to Serve with Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
This ،ney-glazed salmon is great with all sorts of Asian-inspired sides as long as they’re not too saucy or ،ed. Pair it with some Jasmine Rice for a cl،ic dinner, but my Thai Quinoa Salad is another flavor-packed option. For veggies, try my Asian Cu،ber Salad or Asian Brussel Sprouts.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
Once t،roughly cooled, refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Keep it away from heat and sunlight when on the counter for reheating or serving. To reheat it, microwave it for up to a minute or until warm. You can also heat it in a pan over medium heat (with the lid on) for 6-7 minutes.
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This 15-minute ،ney-glazed salmon with garlic, tamari and sriracha will be your new favorite weeknight dinner.
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- 4 6oz salmon fillets
- 1–2 tables،s of avocado oil
- 1 tables، ،er, unsalted
- salt and ground pepper to season
- 1/4 cup ،ney
- 2 tables،s of tamari
- 1 teas، sriracha
- 1/4 teas، of grated ،
- 3 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tables، fresh lemon juice
- optional: green onion to garnish
- Make the Honey Glaze: To a small bowl add ،ney, tamari, sriracha, ،, garlic and lemon juice. Mix together and set aside.
- Pat salmon dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large s،et to medium high heat. Add in the avocado oil and salmon filets to the pan, skin skie up first. Sear for 4-5 minutes.
- Gently flip the salmon over, so the skin side is down. Add in ،er and ،ney glaze mixture.
- Using a s،, baste or pour the sauce over the salmon to coat. Cook an additional 3 minutes in the pan.
- Remove from the pan, drizzle with the sauce from the pan and garnish with green onion.
- Serving Size: 1 salmon filet
- Calories: 450
- Sugar: 18 g
- Sodium: 372 mg
- Fat: 22 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 19 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 44 g
- C،lesterol: 105 mg
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