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Salmon recipe

Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

Seared salmon fillets drizzled with a simple yet flavorful 3-ingredient sauce.
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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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