Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon

Easy enough for weeknight dinners but also fancy enough for special occasions.

salmon served with wild rice and beet salad

Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon

This sweet and savory salmon comes together quickly in one pan using a sauce that will become your family's new obsession. Easy enough for weeknight dinners but also fancy enough for special occasions. Give this recipe a try!
Course Main Course
Keyword dinner
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Cathy Nguyen


  • 1 lb salmon* skin on or off
  • salt and pepper to season
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp oil divided
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • minced parsley optional
  • red pepper flakes optional


  • Season salmon with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine soy sauce, 1 tbsp oil, honey and water to make the sauce. Taste and adjust if needed.**
  • Heat rest of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add salmon skin-side up. Cook salmon for about 6 minutes, then flip over.
  • If needed, add another tbsp of oil. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add sauce and cook another 5 minutes to thicken, basting the salmon at the same time.
  • To serve, drizzle salmon with sauce and top with parsley and red pepper flakes. Serve with steamed vegetables, over rice or with a salad.


*Salmon can be pricey. If it’s difficult to access, frozen pollock fillets from Fare For All make a great substitution! Thaw the pollock and follow the recipe, cooking the pollock for about 5 minutes on each side.
**If you like lemon, add 1/2 tbsp to the sauce and serve the salmon with lemon wedges.

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