Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

This honey-glazed salmon is juicy, flaky, and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this honey glazed salmon and serve with steamy, fluffy white rice. Mmm… mouth. is. watering!!

This idea for this salmon recipe was shared by one of my readers; IM. He wrote in with this honey soy salmon, saying, “honestly, best salmon I’ve ever had.” The list of ingredients is so short and simple. Between the easy prep and cooking, this is a 10-minute recipe with some seriously tasty results!

I’ve made it twice in the past week and it got rave reviews! I hope you all enjoy it just as much as we did. Thank you so much IM for sharing your tasty recipe with us!

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

I recommend boneless, skinless salmon. It can be done with skin-on if that is all you have and don’t want to take the time to remove it, but you lose some of the flavor when you remove the salmon skin later after sautéing it.

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Ingredients for Honey Glazed Salmon:

4 (6 oz each, or about 24 oz total) Salmon Filets, boneless and skinless
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp light olive oil or any high-heat cooking oil
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 medium lime, cut into wedges
Chives, to garnish (optional)

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

How to make Honey Glazed Salmon:

1. To make the glaze: In a measuring cup, combine 1/4 cup honey and 2 Tbsp soy sauce. Stir until well combined and set aside.

2. Season both sides of your boneless, skinless salmon filets with salt and pepper. Pour 1/4 cup flour into a shallow plate and dredge both sides of salmon in flour, shaking off excess flour.

3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp light olive oil. Note: Do not cook over high heat or you will burn the glaze.

4. Brush the first side of salmon generously with half of the glaze and once oil is hot, add salmon to the pan (glaze-side-down). In the pan, brush the second side generously with remaining glaze. Saute salmon on the first side for 3 minutes, turn and sauté second side another 3 minutes. Glaze should be caramelized and salmon should be just cooked through and opaque inside when flaked.

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

Cooks Tip: If salmon is browning too quickly, reduce heat so you don’t burn the glaze.

Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top to serve and garnish with chopped chives if desired.

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

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Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

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This honey-glazed salmon is juicy, flaky, and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this honey glazed salmon and serve with steamy, fluffy white rice.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $15-$20
Serving: 4 slices of salmon

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz each, or about 24 oz total) Salmon Filets, boneless and skinless
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil or any high-heat cooking oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 medium lime, cut into wedges
  • Chives, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. To make the glaze: In a measuring cup, combine ¼ cup honey and 2 Tbsp soy sauce. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  2. Season both sides of your boneless, skinless salmon filets with salt and pepper. Pour ¼ cup flour into a shallow plate and dredge both sides of salmon in flour, shaking off excess flour.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp light olive oil.*
  4. Brush the first side of salmon generously with half of the glaze and once oil is hot, add salmon to the pan (glaze-side-down). In the pan, brush the second side generously with remaining glaze. Saute salmon on the first side for 3 minutes, turn and sauté second side another 3 minutes. Glaze should be caramelized and salmon should be just cooked through and opaque inside when flaked.
  5. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top to serve and garnish with chopped chives if desired.

Notes

*Do not cook over high heat or you will burn the glaze.

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Mmmm salmon is such a healthy and delicious choice. This was a wild-caught coho salmon which is sometimes hard to come by if you don’t live on the coast, so buy the best salmon you can find/afford.

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

I hope you all LOVE this honey-glazed salmon. It’s unbelievably quick, easy and so delicious! And thank you IM for sharing this with us! I love it when you all write in with your recipes and suggestions and even when you correct my occasional blaring typos! Thank you for thinking of me and sharing your delicious ideas! If you have something you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you in a comment below or via email: natasha @ natashaskitchen. com (no spaces).

Some of our readers recipes have become our very favorite! I’m convinced I have the very best readers around! I’m constantly amazed by your generosity and thoughtfulness in the way you share your expertise and help each other in recipe comments. Thank you, my friends!!

Sauteed Honey-Glazed Salmon is juicy, flaky, easy and so satisfying! Squeeze fresh lime juice over this pan fried honey glazed salmon and serve white rice. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Olga
    November 18, 2017

    Delicious recipe!! Very quick and easy to make with a lot of flavor! My husband loved it, so it will be part of our family menu going forward. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 20, 2017

      I’m glad you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Olga! Reply

  • Yana Tumanov
    September 23, 2017

    Absolutely Delicious!!!👌 I was looking for something fast, easy and delicious and this salmon is to go to. Thank you so much for sharing this simple but delicious recipe. This is a keeper!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2017

      You’re welcome Yana! I’m glad you love the recipe as much as I do! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Alla
    September 21, 2017

    I have recipe that similar but we do the marinate pour over salmon let it marinate 30 minutes & grill. So I tried recipe marinated & grilled was delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2017

      I’m glad you like it Alla! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • A Londoner
    September 17, 2017

    Simple to make and great response from the kids: “Brilliant. Make it every week.”

    Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m glad to hear the family enjoys the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Ksusha. A
    September 12, 2017

    Wow. This is different! Not your usual butter garlic salmon. Was a big hit at home. The first batch burned a little and was undercooked (fish was thick and i put too much glaze)
    Second batch turned out great!
    Was amazing! Served with creamy mashed potatoes on the side and an olive garden salad.
    Thank you again for a great recipe and thank you Natasha’s husband for such wonderful photography! I hope God blesses your family so much because you are a blessing and inspiration to so many people including my family and friends! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 12, 2017

      I’m so glad you and your family are enjoying our recipes! Thank you so much for your sweet and inspiring words and God bless you also Ksusha!! 🙂 Reply

    • Ashley Daniels
      October 1, 2017

      Hey, when you did it the second time. What did you do different for it to turn out right. I want to cook this and your response will help a lot! Thank you Reply

  • SF Sandy
    September 12, 2017

    What is the purpose of the flour. Most honey soy recipes do not have it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 12, 2017

      Hi SF, it helps the glaze stay on the salmon – similar to when you dredge a piece of chicken in flour before dipping it in egg and this works great since it is pan-fried. It also helps to thicken the sauce a little. It would still work to omit it if you wanted to keep it gluten free and I bet a gluten free flour would work as a substitute as well. Reply

  • September 12, 2017

    I can almost taste this salmon through the screen. Great job, Natasha! Your recipes are always top-notch! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 12, 2017

      Thanks Tania! This recipe is so good AND delicious! Please let me know what you think if you decide to make it! Reply

  • Natalie
    September 8, 2017

    That second picture makes my mouth water! This look simple and yummy. Excited to make it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 8, 2017

      Thank you! To be honest, I start craving this salmon every time I scroll past that picture. I hope you LOVE the recipe as much as we do 🙂 Reply

  • September 5, 2017

    Promised my son to make it for the weekend. He has seen the photos and loved it. So, dear Natasha, thank you once again 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 6, 2017

      You’re so welcome and I hope you both love the recipe!! 🙂 Reply

  • Tatyana S.
    September 5, 2017

    This looks so yummy, I was wondering if u can cook this salmon in the oven? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 5, 2017

      Hi, I haven’t tried this particular recipe in the oven but I have baked a similar salmon recipe and it worked well at 400˚F for 13-16 minutes or until salmon is flaky and cooked through, bake times may vary by thickness of salmon. I hope you LOVE it! 🙂 Reply

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