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A New Salmon Favorite – Honey-Garlic Glazed Perfection

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Honey garlic glazed salmon
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Are there any recipes that have truly surprised you? 

Have you tried honey garlic glazed salmon?

Although I am not normally a salmon lover…

…the ultra-tender salmon I tried made me fall in love. 

Since I finally found a way to enjoy salmon, I literally danced in the kitchen!

But, did you know?

Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein…

…and high in vitamins, so I’m glad I can enjoy its benefits.  Now you can too!

Simple recipes can pack a lot of flavor, so you won’t believe how much…

…There are sweet and savory flavors in every bite, as well as a delicate texture.

Here is Ashley’s experience…

On last year mother’s day I made a honey garlic glazed salmon for my mom…

She really loves it even thought he is not into fishes. Until now,..

I make honey garlic glazed salmon every weekend because my mom loves it…

It is easy to make and delicious..

Astaxanthin is an antioxidant found in salmon that may benefit heart, brain, nervous system, and skin health.


First thing first…

How to Make Glazed Salmon

Honey garlic glazed salmon
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Before making honey garlic glazed salmon…

Let’s make the glazed salmon first…

Some people, myself included, are worried about pan-searing salmon filets…

…flipping them over, and now the filet is mangled.

This is why I kept this recipe simple, so simple that there is no pan-searing involved….

There is no need to flip…

This is how to make it…

  • Spice salmon filets on all sides after patting them dry.
  • Add butter and oil, then add garlic, water, soy sauce, sriracha, honey and lemon juice.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the salmon filets (with skin facing down, if it has a skin), and cook for three minutes.
  • As the salmon cooks, baste the filets with a spoon.
  • The salmon should be sticky sweet, slightly charred, and cooked to your preference. Broil for 5-6 minutes.

We also have compiled a guide that will help you choose the best seasoning for salmon.

Cooking Tips for Salmon Recipes

  • Purchase good salmon. It’s best to buy fresh salmon from the grocery store rather than frozen filets in bags, since those tend to be very thin.  
  • Use it quickly. Salmon can go bad pretty fast, so I prefer to buy it no more than a day in advance.
  • To skin or not to skin. The skin of the salmon should remain on (and the skin side should be seared first).  It’s easier to slide a spatula underneath crispy skin than underneath tender flesh because the skin provides a layer of protection against the hot pan.  Additionally, you’ll have crispy skin!  The filets don’t need to be skinned for this recipe to be cooked properly.
  • Don’t overcook.  Salmon is prone to overcooking, and the line between not done enough and dry and overdone is fairly thin.  Salmon should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.  It depends on the individual whether they like their salmon rare or well-done, like a steak.  As a precaution, I recommend following the USDA’s recommendation.

Let’s talk about honey garlic glazed salmon…

Variations of Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Recipe

  • Pan-Sear. You may also pan-sear the honey garlic glazedsalmon in the pan after seasoning it according to the directions.  Then flip it over and sear the other side.  Cook sauce ingredients in pan until heated through.  Put salmon back in the pan and spoon sauce over it.
  • Bold Lemon. For a more bold lemon flavor, add a few slices of lemon to the pan while you cook and broil the salmon for honey garlic glazed salmon.
  • Try Lime. For a slightly different flavor, substitute lime juice for lemon juice.
  • Green Onions. For a different flavor twist, I like to top these salmon filets with some sliced green onions for honey garlic glazed salmon.

Making Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Ahead of Time

Honey garlic glazed salmon tastes best right before eating…

…but you can make the sauce ahead of time if you wish. On the other hand..

…honey garlic glazed salmon recipe tastes amazing cold, on top of a salad.

If that’s your intention, then make it a few hours or a day ahead of time…

  • Storage: You should cook and consume leftover salmon within three days after it is refrigerated.
  • Special Equipment: 12″ wide skillet. This pan is fantastic, and I love that it is oven and broiler safe (which is essential for one pan meals).

The Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Recipe

The honey garlic glazed salmon recipe is sweet and garlicky…

…and only takes 20 minutes to prepare.

Honey garlic glazed salmon
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4 (6 oz each) salmon filets

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or regular paprika)

1/4 tsp blackening seasoning (optional)


3 Tbsp butter

2 tsp olive oil

6 cloves garlic minced

1/2 cup honey

3 Tbsp water

3 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp sriracha sauce

2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Season salmon with salt, pepper, paprika, and blackening seasoning (if using). Put aside. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position, then preheat the broiler.
  • Melt butter and oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over MED-HIGH heat. After butter has melted, add garlic, water, soy sauce, sriracha, honey, and lemon juice and cook for 30 seconds or so, until sauce is heated through.
  • Add salmon, skin side down (if using salmon with skin), and cook for 3 minutes. Baste the salmon frequently with sauce from the pan as it cooks by spooning it over the salmon.
  • The salmon should be broiled for 5-6 minutes, basted with sauce once during the broil, until caramelized and cooked to your desired doneness.
  • If desired, garnish with minced parsley.

Chef Tips: Salmon can be seasoned according to the directions…

…then seared in a pan.  On the other side, sear, and then remove to a plate. 

Add the sauce ingredients to the pan and heat through…

Place salmon back in pan and spoon sauce over it…

Another important things…

How Do You Tell if Salmon is Cooked Fully?

During cooking, the fat liquefies and runs out of the meat…

Continue to cook the salmon until it reaches the degree of doneness you desire…

Meat that is translucent and easily separates into flakes is rare but edible..

This salmon has a delicious flavor. Any sauce that includes brown sugar…

…garlic, and soy sauce will be a favorite!

You can serve this meal to your family as an impressive meal…

It also makes a great holiday meal!

This is a recipe you will make again and again!

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Air Fryer

  • Preparing the marinade is the first step. In a small mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Make a marinade for the fish. Drizzle the dressing over the salmon fillets and gently work it in. Allow it to marinade for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat. Preheat the air fryer to 425°F in the meantime.
  • Prepare the salmon. Place the fillets skin side down in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 400°F.
  • Brush the sauce on the chicken. Apply a little coating of honey, then top with sesame seeds and chili flakes. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Serve. Enjoy this honey glazed salmon meal with a side of your choice, such as rice.

Why use an air fryer?

An air fryer is ideal for frying salmon because it is simple, quick, and easy to clean….

It’s also healthier than standard frying and requires almost no effort on your part….

What temperature Should Salmon be cooked?

The FDA recommends that the salmon be cooked to an internal temperature…

…of 145°F. Insert a food thermometer into the thickest section of the salmon…

…filet to check the temperature. It should read at least 140-145 °F.

Tips For Cooking Salmon

  • How to purchase quality salmon: See the above section.
  • Additionally, Cooking Light has a great article on how to pick the best salmon at the grocery store.
  • If you’re using fresh salmon, make sure you consume it within one day, otherwise it can go bad very quickly.
  • If you cook salmon straight from the fridge, it will cook unevenly. Remove the salmon from the refrigerator before cooking. Remove the fish from the refrigerator about fifteen to twenty minutes before you’re ready to cook.
  • Fillets shouldn’t be rinsed and dried before cooking: Don’t rinse your fish before cooking! According to the USDA, raw meat, fish, and seafood should not be rinsed. These raw juices can splash and spread bacteria to other foods and surfaces. By thoroughly cooking foods, harmful bacteria will be killed.”
  • Pat salmon fillets dry with paper towels before seasoning to help the flour and seasonings stick – since we are not rinsing the salmon, we are drying any moisture from the packaging.
  • If you do not use a nonstick skillet, the glaze will burn and the dish will taste bad; not to mention that it will be an effort to clean. Use a large nonstick skillet for ease in searing the salmon.
  • If the salmon is sticking, do not try to flip it: It will naturally release from the pan when it’s ready to be flipped. If it’s still stuck, give it a minute or two more to cook.
  • You may need to lower the heat if your salmon is browning too quickly. This can happen if the salmon fillets are thick or if you prefer your salmon well done.
  • You can thin the sauce if it becomes too thick by adding water a tablespoon at a time.
  • Don’t overcook salmon: Salmon isn’t tender or buttery unless it isn’t overcooked. If you have smaller or larger salmon fillets, you may need to remove one fillet from the skillet before the rest are done.

Important Notes

  • Honey garlic glazed salmon can be served warm or cold in salads, rice bowls, sandwiches, wraps, etc. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Freeze honey garlic glazed salmon fillets with the glaze in a freezer size bag, squeeze out excess air to prevent freezer burn, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw salmon overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • You can also heat the honey garlic glazed salmon in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 275 degrees F, until it has reached an internal temperature of 125°F to 130°F. Make sure the salmon isn’t overcooked so that it becomes dry.

Sum Up

The dredged in seasoned flour before pan frying the salmon…

…then bathed in a honey garlic sauce spiked with soy sauce , lemon juice…

….and sriracha makes this honey garlic glazed salmon recipe buttery…

…tender, and bursting with flavor.


Please let me know how you liked this recipe…

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….and mean a lot to me as well.

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…you can leave a comment or contact us!

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