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Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon is the easiest fish dinner you’ll ever make! It’s perfectly flaky with a sweet and salty honey soy glaze with lemon juice and melted butter.
Author Diana
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 salmon fillets 8 ounces each (225g) skin on or off, patted dry with paper towels
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Season the salmon fillets with paprika, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to gently press the seasonings into the flesh.
  • In a pan, melt butter over medium-high heat and sear the salmon skin-side down first. Use your spatula to lightly press the filets for full contact with the pan. Flip after a few minutes, then let them rest on a plate when done.
  • Keep the melted butter in the pan, and add the garlic, honey, water, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Cook for a couple minutes until it begins to thicken.
  • Return the cooked salmon filets to the pan, and cover them with sauce. Cook a couple more minutes until everything is incorporated with the glaze. Garnish with lemon slices, parsley, and serve!


  • To make the sauce spicy, add sriracha or cayenne pepper.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg