This honey garlic salmon is salmon fillets seared to perfection and coated in a sweet and savory honey garlic sauce. The perfect easy and healthy dinner for a busy weeknight!

Tender salmon is smothered in a 5 minute sauce made from garlic, honey and soy sauce for a unique yet delicious meal that the whole family will love.

First came honey garlic chicken. Then came honey garlic shrimp which is just as fabulous as the chicken version. And now I’m bringing you a new version of this favorite with honey garlic salmon. The 4 ingredient sauce just makes this dish special, and is such a great way to dress up plain salmon.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword honey garlic salmon, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 283kcal


  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place the salmon skin side up in the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  3. Remove the salmon from the pan and place on a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the water, soy sauce and honey to the pan; bring to a simmer.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water.
  7. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the pan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute or until sauce has just thickened.
  8. Return the salmon to the pan and spoon the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Recipe adapted from: https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/

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