Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

By Rena |

Simple and easy to make honey garlic salmon recipe thats 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.

A handful of ingredients is all you need to make this simple and healthy salmon dinner recipe. Takes just about 30 minutes to make this honey garlic salmon that is so moist and flavorful. Pan-seared salmon should be everyone’s go-to dinner choice which can pair perfectly with a side of veggies and rice. If you love to meal prep, this salmon recipe will be perfect for you.

Why you will love this salmon 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.
Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

Ingredients you will need to make this salmon

To make this pan seared honey garlic 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Frozen salmon can be used. Thaw the salmon first. If using the skin on, place them skin side on first on the skillet.
  • Use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. when ready to eat, reheat in the microwave.
  • Don’t cook on high heat. Best to cook on medium heat.
fork flaking Salmon filet

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.

top view of pan seared salmon with side of veggies on a white plate

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Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

Seared salmon fillets drizzled with a simple yet flavorful 3-ingredient sauce.
4.44 from 23 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Rena

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: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 863mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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