Sweet Glazed Salmon


This salmon glaze recipe makes the most delicious salmon. It's easy to prepare and very refreshing. Everyone that eats this dish loves it. I made this recipe, and it is easily my favorite.

close up view of Sweet Glazed Salmon with broccoli and mashed potatoes on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 fillets


  • ¾ teaspoon olive oil, divided

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 4 (6 ounce) fillets salmon

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Heat 1/4 teaspoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic in hot oil until just beginning to brown.

  2. Mix together sautéed garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a bowl; pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add salmon fillets to the bag, turning to coat with marinade, squeeze to remove excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  3. Remove salmon from the marinade and shake to remove excess liquid. Reserve 3 tablespoons marinade and discard remainder.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Arrange salmon fillets in the hot skillet; pour reserved marinade over salmon. Cover and cook, occasionally spooning liquid in the pan over fillets, until salmon is browned and flakes easily with a fork, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Garnish salmon with sea salt and black pepper.


For the best results, use Icelandic sea salt and organic Tellicherry pepper.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1082mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 661mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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