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Honey Garlic Salmon

by Olena

Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then pan fried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.

Delicious honey garlic salmon recipe where tender salmon fillets have caramelized honey crust with a hint of garlic, topped with green onion. And rave reviews in the comments do not lie. Healthy, simple and delicious quick dinner!

Here on the West Coast, we are always baking or grilling salmon (hello, lime ginger salmon and Thai salmon). Since making this recipe, my new favourite salmon cooking method is searing it in a skillet. You are guaranteed to get that crispy caramelized salmon that is often available at high end restaurants that costs an arm and a leg. Even skin is delicious, the proof – salmon stir fry.

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How to Make Honey Garlic Salmon

  1. Fillet and slice salmon. Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then panfried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then pan fried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lemon/lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Place salmon fillets in a large resealable Ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Squeeze as much air out as possible and seal the bag. Gently move fillets around inside the bag to make sure they are all evenly coated. Place flesh side down and let marinate 15 minutes. Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then pan fried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.
  4. Preheat large non-stick skillet on low – medium heat and add oil, making sure it coats the bottom of the skillet evenly. Place salmon fillets flesh side down leaving enough space in between them. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes. Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then pan fried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.
  5. Remove the lid, cook another minute and flip over. Repeat: cover, cook for 3 minutes, remove the lid and cook for another minute. If your skillet is not large enough, I recommend cooking in two batches. If you over crowd the skillet, cooking time increases by a few minutes for each step.
  6. Serve hot garnished with green onions, alongside quinoa and steamed broccoli – my favourite. Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then pan fried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.

 

 

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Honey Garlic Salmon

5 from 2 reviews

Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe quickly marinated in honey, lemon and garlic marinade, then panfried until crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Read tasty rave reviews yourself.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon (lime) juice
  • 2 – 3 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 x 3 oz each salmon fillets, skin on/off
  • 1 – 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lemon/lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Place salmon fillets in a large resealable Ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Squeeze as much air out as possible and seal the bag. Gently move fillets around inside the bag to make sure they are all evenly coated. Place flesh side down and let marinate 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat large non-stick skillet on low – medium heat and add oil, making sure it coats the bottom of the skillet evenly. Place salmon fillets flesh side down leaving enough space in between them. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, cook another minute and flip over. Repeat: cover, cook for 3 minutes, remove the lid and cook for another minute. If your skillet is not large enough, I recommend cooking in two batches. If you over crowd the skillet, cooking time increases by a few minutes for each step.
  5. Serve hot garnished with green onions, alongside quinoa and steamed broccoli – my favourite.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

To make a full meal (optional): While salmon is marinating, cook quinoa per package instructions. To cook broccoli, in a medium pot bring water to a boil, add a pinch of salt along with broccoli, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain and place ice on top to stop the cooking process. Drain and serve.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. I never make salmon because husband says it’s too fishy so I bought one for myself since it is supposed to be one of the best fish for you and this recipe was amazing! Love

  2. I don’t have any avocado oil or coconut oil & want to make this tonight without going to the market. Can I use olive or or anyother kind of oil?

  3. I made this for dinner tonight. It was so delicious and easy to make! Possibly the best salmon I’ve ever had. My whole family loved it! Thanks for sharing ?

  4. I made this recipe for dinner this evening and it is absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making it again! I do have one question though, can the individual pieces be marinaded overnight?

    1. Hm, on a cedar plank it might if you cook it untouched. If you grill it directly on the grill it might be just grilled without the caramelization.

  5. We visited a friend recently and she made your recipe, it was SO good! I’m doing it for a family gathering tomorrow. My question is, I am picking up a large piece of salmon thats not cut into individual pieces – just one large piece. Do you think I can marinade and bake? Maybe broil towards the end for that crispy top? I am not very experienced with salmon and I don’t want to screw it up!

    1. Hi Nora. Yes, you can cook the whole fillet at once. Check out my baked Thai salmon recipe for a broil method. Check the middle with a fork carefully to make sure it is done and if necessary broil a bit longer. Salmon cooks really fast. Also since it is one piece I recommend to marinade for about 24 hours. Good luck!:)

  6. I’m wanting to prepare this earlier in the day so I can just throw it in the pan when the evening is crazy! Will it hurt to marinade longer than the 15 min?

  7. I made this tonight and it wasn’t too bad. I do have a question. When you begin the cooking phase, do you pour the marinade sauce into the pan and cook it with the fish, or just take the fish out of the marinade and put into pan to cook? I like a lot of “sauce” with my foods, and the fish I cooked didn’t seem to have enough carmelization on each piece of fish with me NOT cooking the marinade in the pan with the fish. Hopefully that made sense. Thanks.

    1. I understand. If you are “a saucy” person, you can make extra marinade, cook it in the pan separately and pour over prepared fish. I do not pour marinade over the fish, just take out fish from marinade and cook it.

  8. I have made this dish several times and everyone loves it! I am on vacation and in a rental unit that does not have a pan with a lid that will work. Can I wrap the fish in foil and cook it in the oven?

  9. Coming from the Pacific Northwest, I know Sockeye is the best Salmon around. I buy it every chance I get and fix it a lot. I will definitely try this recipe. I’ll even send it to my sisters in California!

    1. I absolutely agree! We stock up for a few years when it is allowed to be fished every 4 years. We are out now and are eating white king salmon which is great, but can’t compare to sockeye. I can’t eat chum anymore although we used to when we first moved to PNW. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. Hi, I was just wondering if the recipe is calling for 1 tablespoon lemon and 1 tablespoon lime juice or just 1 tablespoon of either? Thank you for clarifying!

  11. Thank you for this very easy, delicious salmon recipe! Everyone loved it! The cook timing is perfect! This one was written in my recipe book tonight!?

    1. Hmm, probably some mild tasting fish like halibut maybe…We honestly don’t eat any other fish because of the price or because it is farmed. So, I haven’t cooked it forever…What fish you had in mind?

  12. The lime juice will cut the fishy taste. Lemon and lime juice added when cooking any type of fish will get rid of the “fishy” taste if that is big concern for you.

  13. A suggestion for a different side dish to prepare with this salmon…try cooking farro instead of the quinoa for a change. My doctor recommends farro as an even healthier grain than quinoa and it is delicious!

  14. Do you find that all the “fishiness” has left when you prepare it this way? My doctor really wants me to start eating fish but I have a hard time with the strong flavor. This looks delicious and I’m gong to give it a go!

    1. Hm, I honestly don’t know how to answer this question… Plus I don’t know how fish cannot have a fishy taste. It’s fish.:) Maybe take good quality fish oil?!