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.
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!
- 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.
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!