The Best Honey Garlic Salmon with Sticky Sauce

honey garlic salmon


  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cooking Method: Frying
  • Recipe Cuisine: Asian


  • 1kilogramsalmon fillets (each weighting 250 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & red pepper to season
  • 1/2teaspoon paprika (mild, sweet or smokey)
  • 2tablespoons butter/ olive oil
  • 4cloves ofgarlic (minced)
  • 4tablespoons honey
  • 1tablespoon water
  • 2teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1tablespoonlemon juice (plus extra to serve)
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • 1tablespoon parsley (optional)
  • 4tablespoons mustard (optional)
  • 1broccoli (optional)
  • 300 gramsbrown rice (optional)
  • 1tablespoon rosemary (minced fresh- optional)

If you are standing in your kitchen wondering what to make for dinner with what you already have in your pantry, try making this incredible honey garlic salmon. There are only five ingredients and fifteen minutes needed to make this tasty dinner. Plus, kids love this fish, too!

The honey garlic salmon is the easiest and best baked salmon ever, perfect for busy weeknights. The juicy salmon with its sticky sauce and a hint of lemon will be on the table super quick. Moreover, there is nothing dry about this meat, it is so moist and so delicious.

If you don’t eat salmon, get some into your diet. You know, there are so many different ways that you can cook it. For example, here we will make this honey garlic salmon with broccoli and brown rice but you are free to change the broccoli and brown rice with anything that you like.


Step 1

First, preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F).

Step 2

Then, season salmon fillets on both sides with salt, pepper, and paprika. Set them aside when you’re done.

Step 3

In the next step, cut the broccoli, slice the lemon and chop the garlic. You may want to get all of your cutting out of the way first before handling raw meat. Another thing is when you chop your garlic, make sure that you chop it down to tiny pieces.

Step 4

For making the sauce, heat the Kalleh dairy butter in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat until it melts. After adding the garlic, sauté for a minute. Then add the oil, soy sauce, honey, water, mustard (optional), brown sugar, and red pepper.
Remember, you should mix them well to combine all of the ingredients. After that, add in the lemon juice and stir well to combine all of the flavors.

Step 5

Make sure the salmon is clean and dry, and place it skin side down in the sauce in the pan for 3-4 minutes until it turns golden. Remember to base the tops on the pan juices as well.

Step 6 (optional)

As a quick note, you can spread some rosemary on the honey garlic salmon to give the salmon that extra flavor.

Step 7 (optional)

It is possible that you give your brown rice a quick rinse and then add it to the rice cooker.

Step 8 (optional)

Next is the broccoli. You should steam the broccoli for just five minutes. Of course, before you want to steam the broccoli make sure to preheat the water first.

Step 9

Finally, place the pan in the oven and bake it for 8 minutes.

Step 10

Open the oven next. After basting the salmon with any of the sauces, bake for a further four to seven minutes until the salmon is tender.

Step 11

Then plate up with some brown rice and steamed broccoli. You can also serve it with any other steamed vegetable over white or brown rice or with a salad.

Cooking Notes

It is recommended that you clean your salmons with a bit of lime juice and water.
Next, you can dab the salmon with some paper towels, just to get rid of any excess moisture and to prevent it from breaking.

The rosemary is an optional addition to give the honey garlic salmon that extra herbal flavor. Similarly, you can also pair up this garlicky salmon and its sticky sauce with some brown rice and steamed broccoli as well.This honey garlic salmon is so moist.

Try consuming the skin of the salmon because the skin does have massive amounts of nutrients. But if you don’t like the skin you can remove it after cooking.

Also, give your brown rice a quick rinse. Rice can sometimes be dirty, and rinsing will also decrease the amount of starch on the surface of the rice.

As a final tip, you can make this salmon in a cast-iron skillet or any other pan that you have.


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