Sticky and sweet, this easy honey garlic glazed salmon is one of the best salmon recipes to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. It comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients, in one pan, and in under 25 minutes. It's delicious, flaky, garlicky, and is packed with so much flavour. This one is a keeper.
We love easy weeknight dinners around here, and seafood tends to be at the top of the list since it cooks fast and it is highly nutritious. Salmon is high in protein and is loaded with omega 3's and vitamins -- so you can feel good about feeding your family real food. If you love this honey garlic glazed salmon, then you will love our Baked Maple Salmon, Teriyaki Salmon, and Creamy Garlic Shrimp.
To make this delicious honey garlic glazed salmon, you will need the following ingredients:
- salmon fillets - I prefer to keep the skin on, as it helps with easy cooking (provides a layer of protection between the skillet and the salmon), making it easy to flip and remove from the pan. You can choose to eat the skin or remove it after cooking.
- salt and pepper - to season the salmon.
- olive oil - for searing the salmon
- honey garlic glaze - made with honey, garlic, soy sauce, water, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
- green onions - for garnish on top.
You will also need a 12-inch skillet (I used a cast-iron skillet).
How to Make the Best Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
- Prepare and sear the salmon. Pat dry salmon fillets and season with salt and pepper. Set aside at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. In a large skillet, heat oil for 2 minutes over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles. Sear the salmon fillets for 5-6 minutes on each side (skin side facing up first), until golden brown and fully cooked. When salmon is cooked, the flesh will turn opaque, and it will flake easily when inserting a fork. Transfer the cooked salmon onto a plate.
- Make the honey garlic glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, water, cornstarch and lemon juice. Whisk well to combine until the cornstarch dissolves. Set aside. In the same skillet, add garlic and sauté until fragrant over medium heat, about 1 minute. Stir in sauce mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring until thickened to a desired consistency.
- Assemble and serve. Return the cooked salmon to the skillet and toss well to coat evenly. Garnish with green onions and serve warm with a bowl of steamed rice.
How to Serve Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
Serve honey garlic glazed salmon with a over steamed rice and a side of vegetables. Some of my favourites to serve with this are:
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (for a lower carb option)
- Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms
- Garlic Green Geans
- Roasted Asparagus or Air Fryer Asparagus
- Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes
You can also assemble this salmon into an Asian rice bowl with avocado, greens, cucumber, roe, and seaweed.
Frequently Asked Questions and Tips
- Can I cook this in the oven? Absolutely. Place the salmon (skin side down) onto a lined quarter sheet baking pan and bake in a 400F oven for about 12-15 minutes, until cooked through and flaky. (Roast for 5 minutes per half-inch of the thickest part of your salmon fillets).
- Can I cook this salmon in the air fryer? Yes. Place the salmon in a single layer into your air fryer basket (you make have to do this in batches). Air fry at 400F for about 10 minutes.
- How long does cooked salmon last? Store cooked salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes, or in the microwave for about 1 minute.
- Can I freeze cooked salmon? No, freezing cooked salmon will cause it to become rubbery and tough. I would not recommend it.
More Seafood Recipes
- Baked Maple Salmon
- Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl
- Pistachio-Crusted Salmon
- Creamy Garlic Shrimp
- Baked Coconut Shrimp
- Black Cod with Black Bean Sauce
- Almond-Crusted Halibut
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