Honey Glazed Salmon

Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and savory with this Honey Glazed Salmon recipe.

March 24, 2023

Asian honey glazed salmon is prepared with a meaty salmon filet covered with a honey glaze, which caramelizes when cooked or grilled. It is a healthy and delicious dinner option with its rich taste and juicy salmon meat.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can prepare a mouthwatering fish dish. Try the Asian pan seared honey glazed salmon recipe now. Your whole family will love the flavor of the caramelized, juicy salmon on the outside.

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Difficulty Medium
Servings 4 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 25 mins

Tips

  • Use fresh salmon. Choose salmon that is firm, brightly colored, and has a mild smell.
  • Choose salmon filets with the skin still on. This will help keep moisture in the food while cooking.
  • Use salmon of the same thickness and weight. This ensures that the fish cooks evenly.
  • Bring the salmon to room temperature. About 30 minutes before cooking the salmon, take it out of the refrigerator to let it come to room temperature. This ensures that the fish cooks evenly.
  • Pat the salmon filets dry with a paper towel before seasoning to remove excess moisture. This will help the seasoning stick to the salmon.
  • Before cooking, season the salmon with salt and pepper to enhance its natural flavor.
  • Season the fish just before cooking. Salt can absorb moisture and cause salmon to dry out. Therefore, season the fish just before putting it in the pan.
  • Use a non-stick pan or grill. This prevents the salmon from sticking to the pan and burning the glaze.
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan before adding the salmon. Heat the oil in the skillet over medium-high heat until hot, but do not overheat the pan. This will help prevent the salmon from sticking to the pan and caramelize the honey.
  • Do not overheat the pan. If the pan is too hot, the honey glaze may burn.
  • When cooking pan-seared honey salmon, cook it skin-side down first. This will help keep the salmon moist and tender. It also allows the honey glaze to caramelize and form a delicious crust on the salmon.
  • Place the salmon filets, skin side up, in the hot pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until a crust forms underneath. Then turn the salmon over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Spread the glaze over the salmon in the last few minutes of cooking, allowing it to caramelize and form a delicious crust. After the salmon is browned on both sides, spread the glaze over the fish. Use a spoon or brush to spread the glaze evenly over the salmon.
  • Do not overcook the salmon. Overcooked salmon can be dry and tough. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the salmon is fully cooked. The internal temperature of the fish should be 145 °F (63 °C).
  • Rest before serving. Let the salmon rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute and the flavors to meld.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel. Season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Lightly oil the broiler pan.
  3. Toss the carrots with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl, then spread out on one side of the pan. Broil until the carrots begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk 2 tablespoons of olive oil, honey, mustard and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a small bowl. Season the tops and sides of the salmon with the mixture.
  5. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on the other side of the broiler pan next to the carrots. Then add salt and pepper.
  6. Cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes until the skin is crispy-tender and browned. Using a spatula, turn the salmon over and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, until the salmon is fully cooked and glazed with the honey mixture.
  7. Remove the salmon from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Check that the carrots have a crispy-soft consistency.
  9. Whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and lime juice, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, mint, and almonds in a bowl.
  10. Add the carrots and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve the salmon with carrots and lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Glazed Salmon
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories650
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.9 g48.6%
Cholesterol 140 mg46.7%
Sodium 772 mg33.6%
Protein 51.1 g102.2%
Potassium 451 mg9.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How To Cook Honey Glazed Salmon?

Glazed salmon can be cooked in a pan, in the oven, or on the grill.

Oven: To make baked honey glazed salmon,

  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and olive oil until well blended.
  • Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper.
  • Place filets, skin side down, on the baking tray.
  • Spread the honey glaze over the filets and make sure to coat them evenly.
  • Cook the salmon for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon's internal temperature reaches 145 °F (63 °C).

Grill: To make grilled honey glazed salmon,

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic and olive oil until well blended.
  • Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the honey glaze over the salmon filets and make sure to coat them evenly.
  • Place the salmon filets, skin side down, on the grill.
  • Grill the salmon for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the salmon's internal temperature reaches 145 °F (63 °C).


For more, you can check our article 'How To Cook Salmon?'.

How To Cook Salmon Without Drying It Out?

It can be difficult to cook salmon without drying it. However, you can prepare moist and delicious salmon at home. Here are some tips for cooking salmon without drying it:

  • Choose the right salmon. Choose salmon filets with the skin still on. This will help keep moisture in while cooking.
  • Before cooking, use paper towels to dry the salmon. This will help the salmon cook more evenly and prevent excess moisture from accumulating.
  • Do not overcook the salmon. Cook the fish until the center is opaque or slightly pink. Otherwise, the salmon will dry out and become tough.
  • Use a low-temperature oven. If you are baking the salmon in the oven, preheat the oven to 275-300 °F (135-150 °C) and cook the salmon for 12-15 minutes. This will ensure that the salmon is fully cooked but still moist.
  • After removing the salmon from the oven, let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the fish to redistribute water.

How To Tell When Glazed Salmon Is Cooked?

When cooking glazed salmon, make sure it is fully cooked to ensure food safety. To see if the salmon is cooked,

  • Check the salmon's internal temperature. Use a meat thermometer for this. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the salmon. The fish is fully cooked when its internal temperature reaches 145 °F (63 °C).
  • Test the texture. Glazed salmon should be soft and moist when cooked, but not soft. Gently press down on the salmon with a fork or spatula, and it should flake easily without falling apart. If it flakes easily and the flesh is opaque, the fish is fully cooked. If the meat is still translucent, cook it some more.
  • Check the color. When the glazed salmon is fully cooked, it will turn golden brown and caramelize on the outside. The meat will be opaque and moist, and it will easily separate from the skin if there is a crust on it.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon filet and the temperature of your oven. As a general rule, glazed salmon usually takes 10-12 minutes per inch of thickness to fully cook.

Be careful not to overcook the salmon. Otherwise, the salmon filet may be dry and tough. Once the salmon is cooked, remove from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This keeps the fish moist.

What To Serve with Honey Glazed Salmon?

Honey glazed salmon is a delicious and versatile dish that can be served in a variety of ways. You can serve honey salmon filet with dishes such as roasted vegetables, quinoa, or mashed potatoes. It also goes well with salmon rice or noodles.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Honey Glazed Salmon:

How To Store Honey Glazed Salmon?

You can store glazed salmon in the refrigerator or freezer. Let the salmon cool at room temperature. Wrap the fish tightly with cling film or aluminum foil. Put the salmon in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag. Store honey-glazed salmon in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Can Honey Glazed Salmon Be Frozen? Yes, you can freeze honey glazed salmon. To freeze honey glazed salmon, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil or place in an airtight container or freezer bag.

When you're ready to use frozen salmon, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. After defrosting the salmon, you can reheat it in the oven, on the stove, or on the grill.

However, frozen salmon can lose its texture. Moisture in the salmon can cause the glaze to become watery and lose its flavor.

How To Reheat Honey Glazed Salmon?

You can reheat this easy honey-glazed salmon in the oven, on the stovetop, or in the microwave.

Oven: Preheat the oven to 275 °F(135 °C). Put the salmon you took out of the freezer in the oven dish and cover it with aluminum foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes until fully warmed up, depending on the thickness of the salmon. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer before serving.

Pan: Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a small amount of oil or butter to the pan. Cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side until fully heated. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature before serving.

Microwave Oven: Place the salmon on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave at medium power at 30-second intervals until warm and check the temperature frequently with a meat thermometer. Stop the microwave when its internal temperature reaches 145 °F (63 °C).

If the honey glazed salmon is dry after reheating, you can add lemon juice or olive oil to it. When reheating the salmon, be careful not to overcook it. Otherwise, the fish may dry out.

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