This Honey Glazed Salmon is the perfect recipe if you’re seeking something healthy and quick! This recipe can be whipped up in under 20 minutes and is the perfect complement to a bed of rice and steamed veggies.
I admit Salmon is something I have to be in the mood for, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to season or cook Salmon the right way until now.
How Should I Cook The Salmon?
Great question! I found that the key to avoiding overcooked Salmon is to time it just right! I cook it 4-6 minutes on each side in a good pan or skillet.
As much as I love to hold on to old cookware as I detest buying new things I opted for a newer large non-stick pan, and the results were so much better compared to that on my old freshman year of college pans.
And yes…I held them for over 4 years before throwing them away and I have no shame in doing so!
Give me the Deets on the Honey Glaze!
Luckily, this Honey Glaze is made with a rather slim ingredient list (as you will likely have most of the ingredients on hand) and requires holding your hunger for only a few more minutes before the dish
For the Honey Glaze you will need:
- Minced garlic
- Onion powder
- Oil of choice
- Lemon juice
- Tamari sauce
- Honey of course!
- Chopped parsley
- Salt and Pep
Now, I know his may seem like a lot but odds are you will have a majority of these ingredients on hand if you have a gluten-free pantry.
Can I Make This Honey Glaze Thicker Or Thinner?
Absolutely! The key to creating a thicker or thinner Honey Glaze is cornstarch, which I have fallen in love with as a thickening agent in many gluten-free sauces.
If you prefer a thicker sauce add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch to the cornstarch and water mixture (listed in the recipe card below) and a dash more of water.
To make it thinner, you will do the opposite. Simply, reduce the cornstarch by 1 teaspoon and maintain the amount of water that it calls for in the recipe.
What Can I Serve This With?
I find this dish is best served with rice, steamed veggies like broccolini and cauliflower, and potatoes.
Alternatively, you could also make a larger portion of the sauce and create a stir-fry with the salmon and pair it with sugar snap peas, peppers, and water chestnuts.Print
A super simple Salmon recipe that is flavorful and healthy!
- 1 pound of Atlantic Salmon cut into 4 fillets
- 2 tsp avocado oil
- 1/8 heaping tsp salt
- dash of pepper
- 2.5 Tbsp of minced garlic
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 lemon juiced (or 2–3 Tbsp of lemon juice from a lemon juice bottle)
- 3 Tbsp Tamari (or low sodium sea salt if not gf)
- 2 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
- 3 Tbsp chopped parsley + extra to top
- Add the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. While the pan warms up coat the salmon with salt and pepper.
- Cook the salmon for 4-5 minutes each side. If they are thick slices aim for 5-6 minutes.
- Wrap the salmon in tin foil and set aside while you prepare the Honey Glaze.
- Throw the chopped garlic to the pan and cook over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
- Add the water, lemon juice, Tamari, chopped parsley and honey to the pan and let it simmer.
- Whisk together the cornstarch and water mixture in a small bowl.
- Add the water-cornstarch mixture into the pan and whisk until it is combined. Let the Honey Glaze boil for 1-2 minutes as the glaze thickens.
- Add the salmon to the pan and add the Honey Glaze on top of the salmon. Then, sprinkle a bit more parsley over the top and pair with rice and steamed veggies
To lower the fat content you can use a leaner cut of salmon
- Serving Size: 1 4-ounce fillet with glaze
- Calories: 293
- Sugar: 9
- Fat: 17
- Carbohydrates: 11
- Protein: 24
Keywords: Salmon, honey, honey glaze, healthy meal, dairy free, gluten free, quick dinner