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Two fillets of honey garlic salmon on a white plate.

Honey Garlic Salmon

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This 5-ingredient honey garlic salmon recipe has succulent salmon marinated, basted and drizzled in an addictive sweet and savory sauce.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet


  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced/ 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients and divide the sauce in half.
  2. Marinate the salmon in half of the sauce for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Arrange salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet or oven-proof skillet and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.
  4. Baste the salmon with the leftover marinade halfway through.
  5. Dish and serve the salmon hot drizzled with the remaining sauce.
  6. Enjoy!


  • For crisp and caramelized salmon, sear the salmon over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes before baking or broil at the end for 1-2 minutes until browned.
  • If the drizzling part of the sauce is too runny for you, use a cornstarch slurry and heat it over the stovetop until reduced to your desired thickness.
  • Add more flavor – Add a few shakes of smoked paprika for more flavor.
  • Balance the sweetness – Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to cut the sweetness of honey and balance it out.
  • Add some heat – Spice it up with a dash of red pepper flakes.
  • Add some zest – Brighten up the flavor with a drizzle of lime or lemon juice or add some lemon juice slices while baking.
  • Add some smokiness – Add a few drops of sesame oil for a slightly smoky sauce.
  • Garnish – Add some parsley, green onions, or sesame seeds as toppings before serving.
  • If you own an air fryer version, try out the air fryer version of honey garlic salmon.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins