This recipe is the most delicious salmon recipe, easy to prepare and very refreshing. Everyone that ate this dish loved it. I made this recipe, and it is easily my favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 fillets
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

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

Cook's Notes:

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

299 calories; protein 37.1g 74% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterol 74.7mg 25% DV; sodium 1082.3mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2014
This was good! It was easy to prep (I even prepped the marinade the day before so I could just douse the salmon when I got home to let it marinate while I worked out) and the 2-3 minutes per side cook time was spot on for me. I found myself preferring the heavily glazed bites so I think I'd marinate longer and use even more whole cooking next time. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2015
It wasn't sweet at all to me. The sweetness of the brown sugar and honey were canceled out by the lemon juice and soy sauce. I ended up reducing the leftover marinade separately on the stove and added more brown sugar and honey. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2014
This was good! It was easy to prep (I even prepped the marinade the day before so I could just douse the salmon when I got home to let it marinate while I worked out) and the 2-3 minutes per side cook time was spot on for me. I found myself preferring the heavily glazed bites so I think I'd marinate longer and use even more whole cooking next time. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2018
The recipe has typo errors for sure. I don’t know if the poster comes and reads reviews or not, but if you do, you will need to fix that sugar measurement to stop the nasty, 1-star reviews. Who would fuss over 2/3 of a TEASPOON in a sweet marinade with almost no other sweetener? It surely must be 1/3 cup. I did more of it than 1/3 cup, and a bit more honey, but I usually like things such as a maple or sweet and sour-type salmon to be more on the sweet side. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2016
I added more honey and brown sugar. It needed a lot more sweetness to balance out the salty soy and tart lemon. I used a whole lemon because mine was really small. The ingredients are all very good just needed more honey and brown sugar. I probably used 2-3Tbsp honey and 1Tbsp brown sugar (I eyeballed it though) Served over sautéed broccoli and carrots and with white rice (forgot I had brown). I made another batch of the sauce recipe so I could toss the veggies with it before spooning over the rice. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2017
Wasn't what I was expecting. I've had delicious honey-glazed salmon at restaurants and was hoping to get the same effect with this recipe. The glaze is actually a very tasty marinade that I would use again - maybe it had too much soy sauce because it was very wet. I added extra honey to thicken it and it helped a little. Overall this is a very tasty dish and I'm happy that I have a new marinade to use on other meats and possibly even use as a salad dressing. It's that yummy! But this is not sweet glazed salmon it's more of a savory dish so I'm looking forward to trying out other recipes here. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2015
It wasn't sweet at all to me. The sweetness of the brown sugar and honey were canceled out by the lemon juice and soy sauce. I ended up reducing the leftover marinade separately on the stove and added more brown sugar and honey. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
I made it for my wife and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2016
I added a little more honey since I prefer the sweeter flavor. I would also not add the 3 Tbsp. of marinade until the salmon is almost done because my liquid burned. Otherwise it was delicious and I'm happy to have a go to recipe for salmon glaze. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2016
This is a very quick and easy recipe ! I did add more honey and brown sugar to mines to cut the lemon and soy sauce. Great recipe glad to finally have a go to stove top Salmon recipe. Read More
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