Honey Garlic Salmon is the easiest fish dinner you’ll ever make! It’s flaky with sweet, salty, sticky honey and soy sauce glaze. It’s simple, quick, and so good!!
- 4 salmon fillets – skin on
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar
- 2 -3 large garlic cloves – minced
- 1 tbsp hot water
- Salt and pepper
- Chives, parsley, sesame seeds, or scallions – finely sliced (optional), if desired
Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Mix the honey, water, vinegar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt together and stir.
Heat an oven-safe skillet (cast-iron skillet preferred) on high heat. Spray pan with cooking spray or use 1-2 tbsp of olive oil.
Pan-fry the salmon, skin side down first, for about 1 minute. Turn the salmon over and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn it over again, so the skin side is at the bottom.
Add the garlic to the pan, saute until slightly browned, then pour sauce over the salmon and cook for another 1-3 minutes or until it thickens.Note: if the sauce thickens too much before your salmon is cooked to your taste, add water, 1 tbsp at a time.