This is an easy and healthy skillet honey garlic salmon dish with the most delicious marinade. LOVE this recipe!
I could see how easy and quick this honey garlic salmon recipe looked, so I was a little skeptical that it could really be all that.
I’m here to tell you, yum. This dish is all that, because of its simplicity. The flavors of honey, minced garlic, and soy sauce blended together and poured over a fresh salmon fillet is just perfect.
The best part is this recipe comes together in about 15 minutes. Just heat up some green beans and rice on the stovetop or in the microwave, and you have a well balanced, and DELICIOUS dinner.
My family ALL loved it. They have told me repeatedly that this is one of the best salmon recipes that I have made for them.
They asked me when I would be making it for dinner again. Just love it when mealtime ends with that question. Warms my heart.
Tips for this honey garlic soy sauce salmon:
- Definitely use a non-stick skillet. This makes the flipping of the salmon SO much easier, with not sticking.
- The recipe calls for a skinless fillet. Truth be told, I only have fillets with skin and it worked just fine, so do not be deterred if you do not have skinless salmon.
- Add chopped scallions on top of the sauce. The added texture is so good with this dish.
- You could change this into a honey garlic butter salmon recipe by adding 1 tablespoon of melted butter to the sauce if you’d like. It would add some creaminess to the sauce.
Hope you relish this dish as much as we did!
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Honey Garlic Salmon
Easy and healthy honey garlic salmon cooked in a skillet has the most delicious marinade. LOVE this recipe!
- 4 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 large garlic clove, minced or 2 tsp already minced garlic
- 2 salmon fillets (6 oz), skinless
- salt and fresh ground pepper
- olive oil
- sesame seeds
- chopped spring onions
Take salmon fillets out of fridge 20 minutes before cooking. Pat dry the salmon with a paper towel and sprinkle pepper and salt on the fillets.
Add all sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Pour olive oil into non-stick skillet and heat over medium high hear. Place salmon in the pan, and cook the one side for 3 minutes, then, turn over, and cook the other side for 2 minutes.
Pour sauce over salmon. Cook for 1 minute or until it starts to thicken slightly. You can check the side of the salmon to see if its cooked to your liking (rare to fully cooked).
Remove salmon and serve.
Scoop the remaining sauce in the skillet over the salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.
Adapted from Recipe Tin Eats