Honey Garlic Salmon

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One of my all time favorite dinners is this honey garlic salmon recipe. A good piece of salmon doesn’t need much, aside from a couple of spices and a good quality cooking oil.

BUT- if you’re looking to change up the flavor game, this honey garlic salmon sauce is actually finger-licking good.

Honey Garlic Salmon

This recipe is great for nights you want a quick, 30-minute dinner. I love to pair this salmon with brown rice and stir fried veggies. Cabbage, peppers, onions, and broccoli all go so well with this dish! You can use fresh or frozen- they’re equally nutritious.

This sauce is so easy to throw together, and has much simpler ingredients than ones you’d find in a store bought sauce.

What you’ll need for the Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • Coconut aminos is one of my go-to condiments in place of soy sauce. It’s made of coconut sap and sea salt, and can be used as a naturally gluten-free soy sauce alternative, with way less sodium and a natural sweetness. I love it for this recipe because it requires less added sugar from the honey.
  • Tapioca flour- extracted from the roots of the cassava plant, I use this as a thickener for the sauce. You’ll see me use it a lot in my recipes, but it’s easily replaceable with arrowroot flour, rice flour or regular flour!
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Sesame oil
  • & red chili flakes- this ones totally optional, but I love to add some heat to my meals

For the salmon, the thicker the cut the better. My favorite cut of salmon for this recipe is the belly or top loin. It keeps the center flakey and the ends soft.

Honey Garlic Salmon

This honey garlic salmon has truly become one of our weeknight staples and pairs perfectly with a starch and veggie of choice. The sauce truly makes this dish, and you can honestly pair it with anything! Tofu, chicken, summer rolls, or your favorite veggie.

I’d love to know if you try it! You can double the recipe for a larger family, and customize the sauce to your liking!

What to serve with your Honey Garlic Salmon

Take-out style Sesame Noodles

Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Poppers

Honey Garlic Salmon

5 from 4 votes
Course: Main, Dinner
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

NOTES:
You can substitute low-sodium soy sauce or tamari for the coconut aminos, but may need to adjust the salt and the honey since coconut aminos is less salty and slightly sweeter than both options.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz salmon fillets, skin on

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking oil of choice

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper

  • Honey Garlic Sauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos*

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp red chili flakes

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp tapioca flour

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 scallions chopped, for garnish

  • Serve with:
  • Brown or white rice

  • Stir fry veggie blend

Directions

  • Heat a pan on medium heat.
  • Cut the salmon into two pieces, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan, and place the salmon skin side up. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • In the meantime, whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  • Flip and cook each side for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the thickness of your salmon.
  • Finish it off skin side down for additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce flame to low and pour in the sauce. Let simmer until the sauce thickens.
  • Top with chopped scallions and extra sesame seeds.

Notes

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @somethingnutritious on Instagram- I’d love to see your creations!

Other dinner recipes you may like:

Salmon Burgers with Spicy Slaw

Spicy Peanut Tofu

Take-out Style Sesame Noodles

4 Comments

  1. This is only way I make salmon now, so yummy!

  2. Lyndsey

    Can’t stop making my salmon this way! Absolutely delicious!!!

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