Honey Glazed Salmon

April 22, 2022

Time: 30 minutes / Yield: 4 servings

Even saying "Honey Glazed Salmon" out loud just sounds luxurious, doesn't it? The fattiness and richness of salmon coated in a sticky, sweet, and deeply savory honey sauce is an enchanting prospect for a decadent dinner that isn't too heavy. Honey Glazed Salmon is basically a good time on a plate that comes together in a flash. Weeknight dinners just got much fancier and much more fantastic.


• 2 teaspoons olive oil

• 4 (4-6-ounce) salmon fillets

• salt, to taste

• pepper, to taste

• 2 teaspoons garlic, minced

• 3 tablespoons water, room temperature, plus 1 tablespoon cold

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

• 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

• 3 tablespoons honey

• 2 teaspoons cornstarch

• 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

• lemon wedges, optional, for serving


Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

Step 2: Season the salmon with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Place the salmon in the hot oil, skin side up, and sauté until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. The salmon should flake easily with a fork.

Step 4: Transfer the salmon to a plate and cover to keep it warm.

Step 5: Add the garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds-1 minute.

Step 6: Add the 3 tablespoons of room-temperature water, lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey to the pan, bringing the mixture to a simmer.

Step 7: Mix the cornstarch and cold water together to form a slurry.

Step 8: Slowly add the cornstarch slurry to the pan, whisking to combine.

Step 9: Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until just thickened, for about 1 minute.

Step 10: Return the salmon to the pan and spoon the sauce over it.

Step 11: Serve topped with parsley and lemon wedges.