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Sticky and sweet, easy honey garlic glazed salmon is one of the best salmon recipes to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. Ready in under 25 minutes. | aheadofthyme.com

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Sticky and sweet, easy honey garlic glazed salmon is one of the best salmon recipes to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. Ready in under 25 minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 lb. skin-on salmon fillets, about 1.5-inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon garlicfinely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Pat dry salmon fillets and season with salt and pepper. Set aside at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. 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. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, water, cornstarch and lemon juice. Whisk well to combine until the cornstarch dissolves. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Notes

How to cook in the oven: 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).

Air fryer instructions: 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 to store: 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. I would not recommend freezing cooked salmon as this will cause it to become rubbery and tough. 

  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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