One of the best salmon dishes is easy salmon with honey garlic sauce. This dish is savory, sweet, and sticky with just a few simple ingredients. With this Honey Garlic Salmon recipe, dinner is ready in about 15 minutes flat!
HONEY GARLIC SALMON RECIPE
Honey Garlic Fish is a personal favorite of mine when cooking with salmon. The honey and garlic sauce in this salmon dish adds juiciness, moisture, and an incredible depth of flavor.
Cooking fish is a snap with this recipe. From start to finish, this salmon dinner only takes 15 minutes.
Because roughly a third of the world’s wild salmon supply comes from the United States, it is a salmon powerhouse. There is a wide variety of salmon for consumers to choose from as a result of this.
Tips for buying the most incredible salmon, according to my experience:
- Salmon from wild sources. Buy wild salmon if you can locate it in the local market. Omega-3 fatty acids abound in wild salmon, which is caught in the pristine seas of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
- Salmon raised in captivity. Choose imported Norwegian farmed salmon if you want to eat it. Avoid the ones made in China. Fish are raised in Chinese farms using chemicals that may be carcinogenic (cause cancer).
- When your grocery stores refill their fish, buy the best quality fish.
- Farm-raised salmon is a paler shade of orange than wild salmon.
- When choosing a salmon color, stay away from overtly orange or red shades. Adding food coloring indicates that the fish has been artificially colored.
Please visit this page for additional information on the differences between wild-caught and farmed salmon.
HOW TO COOK SALMON?
These are the items you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Minced garlic.
- Salmon fillet.
- Salt and pepper.
- Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
Before cooking, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper should be sprinkled on the salmon fillets.
To complete the dish, combine the honey and garlic in a bowl.
The final step is to cook the salmon with garlic and the sauce in a skillet or pan.
Salmon filets can be given an extra stage of broiling in the oven.
This recipe is restaurant-worthy because of the charred surface of the fish that is achieved by broiling it at a high temperature.
Salmon that is wild fished is filled with nutrients. The USDA has published nutritional information for raw, wild Atlantic salmon.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COOKING METHODS FOR SALMON RECIPES
This simple salmon recipe can be made in a variety of ways:
- As illustrated in the recipe card, it is possible to cook the salmon in a pan on the stovetop.
- You can cook it for 8 minutes at 400°F in an uncovered oven.
- Bake the salmon for 10 minutes in the oven after wrapping it with aluminum foil.
CAN I FREEZE COOKED SALMON?
- Cooked salmon should not be frozen because it will change the texture of this salmon dish. After freezing, the meat will be challenging and rubbery.
- A few days in the fridge is all that is needed to keep cooked salmon fresh. Tightly wrap it up in a plastic wrap sheet.
- To serve, simply microwave the salmon for one minute.
DO YOU EAT THE SKIN ON SALMON?
- Choosing whether or not to cook salmon skin-on or skin-off is one of the most common questions. The skin of a salmon can be eaten. Personally, I don’t like salmon skin until it’s deep-fried till it’s crispy.
- There is no need to peel the salmon skin for simple cooking. If you don’t want to consume the skin, simply cook the salmon as is, with the skin on.
- Ensure that the skin is clear of any scales and adequately cleaned before moving on to the next step.
What is the average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 327 calories.
With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?
Salmon is best accompanied by a variety of nutritious side dishes. I’ve compiled a collection of recipes that are both healthy and quick enough to prepare on a weeknight.
- BROCCOLINI WITH GARLIC BUTTER
- GARLIC HERB SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
- SAUTEED ASPARAGUS
- BROWN BUTTER GARLIC HONEY ROASTED CARROTS
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 lemon, sliced into wedges
- 12 oz. (340 g) salmon, cut into 2-3 filet strips
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- Salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper should be sprinkled on the salmon’s skin before cooking it to enhance the flavor. Set aside.
- Mix apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, honey, and salt thoroughly.
- Preferably, use a cast-iron skillet for this step if you have one. Add the olive oil to the mixture. Skin side down, pan-fry the salmon for about a minute. After 1 minute, flip the salmon over. Once again, flip it over to keep the skin side on top.
- Simmer for a few minutes, then remove from heat and set aside. Reducing the sauce to a sticky consistency requires adding the honey mixture and the lemon wedges to the skillet.
- After broiling the salmon for a minute, remove it from the oven and serve (optional step).
- Serve the salmon immediately with parsley on top.
- For a step-by-step guide, check out the video on this page.
- Honey, 2 tablespoons warm water, and 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice can be used in place of the honey to double the sauce.