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This simple and easy-to-make honey-glazed Asian Salmon recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. So crispy on the outside and moist and flaky on the inside. Ready in just 30 minutes with a handful of simple ingredients.

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A handful of ingredients is all you need to make this simple and healthy honey-glazed salmon recipe. Takes just about 30 minutes to make this seared salmon fillet dish that is so moist and flavorful. This Pan-seared asian salmon recipe should be everyone’s go-to dinner choice which can pair perfectly with a side of veggies and rice. If you love meal prep, this salmon recipe will be perfect for you. Another amazing Asian-style Salmon dish that we think you will love is our Baked Teriyaki Salmon.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy and simple: This healthy honey garlic salmon recipe is so easy to put together and needs just a handful of ingredients . Dinner ready in just 30 minutes.
  • Flavorful: this salmon recipe is bursting with asian flavors. honey, soy sauce, and garlic pairs well to bring out the flavors of this recipe.
  • Healthy and Perfect for meal prep: if you meal prep your meals, this recipe is for you! A heart healthy meal thats full of protein and omega-3.
side shot of a seared salmon flite on a white plate with sauteed veggies and spinach on the side

Ingredients you will need to make this salmon

To make this pan seared soy and honey salmon you need the following ingredients. The full measurements are listed further down below.

  • Salmon filets: you may use skin-on or skin-off salmon filets. Fresh or frozen will work but if you can use fresh wild-caught salmon.If you can get wild-caught salmon, even better.
  • Honey: this ingredient can be substituted with maple syrup, agave, or brown sugar.
  • Garlic: use fresh garlic as much as possible. Garlic powder will not yield the same flavors.
  • Soy sauce: Use low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos.
  • Olive oil: Or any other oil of your choice. You may use sesame oil as well.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

how to make this seared Asian Salmon Recipe

  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Season the fillets generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the fillets, flesh side down, into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Flip the fillets and cook on the other side for 4-5 minutes more or until fish is just cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, honey, and garlic.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce mixture over the salmon and serve

Recipe notes and substitutes

  • If you prefer to use another fish you may do so.
  • When choosing salmon try to use wild-caught salmon. Farm-raised is also fine to use if you can’t get your hands on some wild-caught salmon.
  • Frozen salmon can be used. Thaw the salmon first. If using the skin, place the skin side on first on the skillet.
  • Use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.
  • Don’t cook on high heat. Best to cook on medium heat.
side shot of pan seared salmon filet on a plate with soy honey sauce and sauteed veggies

Storage and reheating recommendations

  • To store: Store leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. You may meal prep and freeze for up to 3 months.Store in freezer-safe containers
  • Reheating: when ready to eat, reheat your salmon in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.

frequently asked questions

What side of salmon do you sear first?

If cooking salmon fillets with skin on one side, cook it with skin side down first for a few minutes until it crisps up. Then flip the salmon with a spatula and cook the other side for another 3-4 minutes. The skin provides a layer of protection and prevents the salmon from sticking to the pan and flaking off.

Do you flip salmon when pan frying?

Yes. To ensure that the salmon is cooked evenly, you must flip and cook both sides. Cook each side of the salmon for 3-4 minutes.

How do you know when pan seared salmon is done?

To know if your pan-seared salmon is cooked through, press down on the top of the salmon with the fork or spatula. If it flakes across the white lines on the salmon filet, then it’s done.

fork flaking a seared salmon on a white plate with a side of sauteed veggies and spinach

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4.72 from 45 votes

Honey Glazed Asian Salmon Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
fork flaking a seared salmon on a white plate with a side of sauteed veggies and spinach
Seared salmon fillets drizzled with a simple yet flavorful 3-ingredient sauce. Easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets, approximately 4 ounces each
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Season the fillets generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the fillets, flesh side down, into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Flip the fillets and cook on the other side for 4-5 minutes more or until fish is just cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, honey, and garlic.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce mixture over the salmon and serve.

Notes

  • Salmon filets: you may use skin on or skin off salmon filets. Fresh or frozen will work but if you can use fresh wild-caught salmon.
  • Honey: this ingredient can be substituted with maple or brown sugar.
  • Garlic: use fresh garlic as much as possible. Garlic powder will not yield the same flavors.
  • Soy sauce: Use low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 35gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 885mgPotassium: 863mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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