Honey Glazed Salmon

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Honey Glazed Salmon is covered in a sweet glaze that results in a tender, healthy and flaky fish that will rival restaurant seafood. 

Honey is a great addition to most things but especially salmon. The sweetness of the honey glaze accentuates the flavor and makes the salmon almost melt in you mouth. 

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I know there are many people who are intimidated by cooking fish but it isn’t difficult at all. It is important to make sure the salmon is completely cooked. The best and easiest way to check to see if your salmon is done is to use a thermometer.

Fish is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. You will also notice that the salmon will no longer be a deep red in color and should flake easily with a fork. These are both key indicators that salmon is done. 

honey glazed and seasoned salmon in a baking dish on parchment

Ingredients

  • Salmon fillets
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce 
  • Garlic 
  • Ginger 

Keep scrolling to find a full, printable recipe with a detailed ingredient list.

Recipe Instructions

  1. A few short steps and you are on your way to delicious salmon fillets. Combine honey, soy sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, and grated ginger in a small bowl.
  2. The salmon fillets are then placed skin-side down in a baking dish and coated evenly with the honey-soy mixture before being baked in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  3. The salmon should be removed from the oven and allowed to rest for a few minutes before serving with chopped green onions, sesame seeds, cooked rice, and steamed vegetables if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I leave the skin on the salmon filet?

Leave the skin of the salmon on while cooking. The reasoning is because the skin provides a layer between the hot pan or grill and helps the salmon to be evenly cooked. Once the salmon is done cooking you can remove the skin before serving. 

What can be served with salmon?

Salmon is delicious served over rice, quinoa, pasta or red potatoes. I also like to add vegetables like green beans, roasted carrots, asparagus, roasted Brussels sprouts or a green salad. 

What is the key to buying good salmon?

Salmon is a food that you don’t want to skimp on. I prefer to buy wild caught salmon versus farm-raised. I find the color and flavor to be more appealing.

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5 from 2 votes

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey glazed salmon combines the savory richness of fresh salmon with the sweet and tangy flavors of a honey glaze!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 fillets

Ingredients 

  • 4 salmon fillets,, 6 oz each, skin-on
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce,, low-sodium preferred
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic,, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger,, grated (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger), optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, and grated ginger if using. Whisk together until well combined.
  • Place the salmon fillets skin-side down in a shallow baking dish lined with parchment paper. Pour the honey-soy mixture over the salmon, ensuring each fillet is evenly coated.
  • Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven and let it rest for a couple of minutes.
  • If desired, garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds before serving. Serve your honey glazed salmon with cooked rice and steamed vegetables if you'd like.

Notes

  • I really like the wild caught salmon from Costco that comes frozen and in individually frozen pieces. That way I can thaw the amount I need for dinner without the rest getting freezer burn.
  • If you are using a large salmon fillet you can prepare this in the same way. Use a 2 pound salmon filet and coat it well with the sauce and bake until flakey, it might take a few more minutes to cook through.
  • You can use the ginger if you have it but it’s also really good without it so just use what you like or have on hand. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1fillet, Calories: 403kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 887mg, Potassium: 898mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 2mg
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