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Honey glazed salmon fillets topped with lemon wedges and chopped parsley in a cast iron pan.

Honey Glazed Salmon

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This 20-minute honey glazed salmon recipe makes delicious, tender and flaky salmon coated in a sticky, sweet and savory garlic sauce.


Units Scale
  • 4 salmon fillets (58 oz. each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • Lemon wedges or slices, to garnish


  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (mild, sweet or smoked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine the paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper to make the dry rub and pat it generously on both sides of the salmon fillets.
  2. Combine the sauce ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  3. In an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Sear the salmon on both sides until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your salmon. Remove salmon from the pan.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium, add garlic and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Pour in the sauce and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the cornstarch slurry and simmer until the sauce has thickened a little (it will thicken some more when broiling). Add the salmon back to the pan and baste the salmon with the sauce until fully coated.
  6. Broil in the center rack for 3-5 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are slightly charred and the sauce has caramelized.
  7. Dish and serve hot served with lemon slices or wedges.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Add more flavor – Add a bit of warmth to the sauce with some fresh minced or ground ginger. Make the sauce a little smoky with a drizzle of sesame oil.
  • Charred lemon – Add the lemon slices or wedges to the pan before broiling for some charred lemon to serve with – these are delicious!
  • Garnish – Garnish with some green onions or parsley for a pop of color. Sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds for some texture.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins