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This easy honey garlic salmon recipe is made right in your skillet in less than 20 minutes. The salmon is pan-fried to perfection, and the honey glaze is totally delicious!

Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

This honey garlic salmon recipe is fast, simple, and the honey garlic sauce is addictive! Your whole family will love this easy weeknight dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword honey garlic salmon, honey glazed salmon, honey salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal


  • 1 pound fresh salmon cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Season the salmon with salt & pepper.
  • Add the oil to a skillet over medium-high heat, and when it's hot, add the salmon skin side up. Cook it for 4-5 minutes/side or until it's just cooked through. If the oil is splattering everywhere, turn the heat down a bit.
  • Meanwhile, add the lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, and garlic to a bowl and stir until it's mixed.
  • Take the fish out of the pan and set aside.
  • Pour the sauce mixture into the pan and let it bubble for a couple of minutes to thicken up. Add the fish back in the pan and spoon the sauce over it. Serve fish with a squeeze of lemon if desired. 


  • This recipe is delicious served with rice.
  • The sauce is really sweet, so I like to squeeze some lemon over top before I eat it. 
  • I used wild sockeye salmon.
  • This is the Lodge 10.25" cast iron pan pictured in the post.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg