Honey Soy Glazed Salmon is one of our family’s absolute FAVORITE recipes. It’s light, finished in less than 30 minutes, and has the perfect balance of sweet, savory, garlicky goodness. It’s all thanks to this garlic honey soy sauce which is actually my #1 recipe on Coined Cuisine this month!
For an easy weeknight dinner (or lunch meal prep), try this flaky seared salmon with a quick garlic honey soy sauce. 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!
- Salmon Filets – Find some high-quality salmon fillets at your local grocery store. I like to get the huge slab since it’s a little cheaper per pound, then cut it up & freeze any leftovers!
- Garlic Honey Soy Sauce – This is such an easy sauce to make and use on everything – it’s the perfect amount of garlicky, savory, sweet, and spicy flavors. If you’re on a Whole30 journey or not eating soy, feel free to substitute the soy sauce with coconut aminos
How to Make Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that it all comes together in one pan.
- Start out with adding your seasonings + sesame oil to the salmon fillets and letting them marinate for about 20 minutes.
- Heat up a skillet on medium heat, and spray with some non-stick spray.
- Add your salmon fillets, skin up, and sear the flesh for about 5 minutes. The fish won’t be fully cooked, but that’s okay!
- Set the salmon to the side, and add the garlic honey soy sauce to that same skillet.
- After about 5 minutes or so, it’ll begin bubbling. Add your salmon back in, skin side down, and cook for another 6 minutes.
- Your sauce will begin to thicken up – keep basting it on top of the fish so all of that delicious flavor gets inside. And that’s it!
I like to serve this with crisp broccoli and roasted red potatoes, over pasta, or with savory quinoa.
Did I mention how delicious this sauce is on everything?? The sweet and spicy notes all come together and… *chefs kiss* I’ve also used this sauce on my crispy oven-baked chicken wings as well.
- Substitute the soy sauce for coconut aminos if you’re soy-free!
- Instead of salmon, try this on chicken thighs, or beef meatballs.
- Suggested sides to serve this with: Roasted Garlic Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Perfect Sheet Pan Roasted Asparagus, or Carrot Soufflé with Crumble Topping
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Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
- 4 ct. salmon fillets
- ½ tbsp. salt
- ½ tbsp. no-salt Creole seasoning I love Tony Chacheres
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- ⅔ cup Garlic Honey Soy Sauce see recipe link below
- Mix the listed seasonings together for a marinade.
- Rub your seasonings and the sesame oil on the salmon fillets and let the fish marinate for about 20 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Spray some non-stick cooking spray onto the bottom of the skillet.
- Place salmon fillets in the greased skillet, flesh down/skin up, and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the salmon and set on a clean plate.
- In the same skillet, pour in your garlic honey soy sauce. After about 5 minutes, it will start to bubble and reduce.
- Add your salmon back into the skillet, skin side down.
- Finish cooking your salmon for another 6 minutes. Baste the fish with the sauce as it continues to get thicker and sticky.
- Serve, drizzling any remaining sauce on the salmon and/or your veggies. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $3.79
- Total Cost (4 servings): $15.16
- Those Other Guys: $21.00 a serving