Man. Just look at that gorgeous piece of salmon. I didn’t even make this honey soy salmon in my cast iron skillet, and it still has such a great sear!
I love seafood, and salmon makes its way onto my meal plans pretty often. It’s light, healthy, and the flavor combinations are endless. It’s also frequently on sale at my local grocery stores, so a double win for me. I am actually thinking about doing a pescatarian stint (maybe a month or so) and sharing some recipes with you guys to keep things interesting.
For an easy weeknight dinner (or lunch meal prep), try this flaky seared salmon with my garlic honey soy sauce glaze. It’s a one-pan masterpiece – simply cook the salmon, pour in your sauce, and drizzle until you have a tasty entree ready to go! Cooking salmon well done normally takes about 15 minutes, depending on how thick your fillet is. Use a food thermometer if you aren’t super comfortable with cooking salmon yet.
You can use the salmon fillets with or without the skin. A lot of people don’t know, but you can actually eat the skin for additional nutrients. The main thing is to make sure you’re getting fillets, aka the fish without any bones! Nothing worse than accidentally biting into salmon bones.
I like to serve this with crisp broccoli and roasted red potatoes. Did I mention how delicious this sauce is on everything?? The sweet and spicy notes all come together and… *chefs kiss* Don’t be afraid to drizzle it all over your entrée and sides when it’s time to eat! I’ve also used this sauce on my crispy oven-baked chicken wings as well.
Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
- 3 ct. salmon fillets
- ½ cup Garlic Honey Soy Sauce
- Mix your seasonings for the marinade. For this flavor profile, I like to use salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and a bit of jerk seasoning.
- Rub your seasonings on the salmon fillet and let marinate for about 20 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add a bit of olive oil to the pan to avoid sticking.
- Place salmon in skillet, skin down, and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Flip the fillet and sear an additional 3 minutes. My filet was thick, so I adjusted the cooking time slightly to ensure it was cooked through.
- Remove and set on a clean plate.
- In the same skillet, pour in the garlic honey soy sauce. It will start to bubble and reduce; when it thickens up, add your salmon back in.
- Baste your salmon with the sticky sauce. Serve, drizzling any remaining sauce on the plate (I drizzle it on all my veggies and starches too.) Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $2.59
- Total Cost (3 servings): $7.76
- Those Other Guys: $12.99 a serving