Honey Garlic Salmon

Easy Honey Garlic Salmon is a throw together recipe in one pan and a handful of ingredients!

A perfect sweet and savoury 5-ingredient garlicky sauce with a hint of lemon will become your family’s new salmon obsession. Honey Garlic Salmon = dinner ready in under 15 minutes, including prep time!


  • 4 salmon fillets about250 grams each, skin off or on
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (mild, sweet or smokey)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, (plus extra to serve)
  • Lemon wedges to serve


The browned butter mixed through that honey garlic sauce is what makes that salmon recipe stand out from the rest. However, there comes a time when people want to keep things simple, and there’s nothing wrong with simplifying a recipe! In fact, you guys are going to love this one if not more than the previous one.


  • Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven.
  • Preheat oven to grill settings on medium heat.
  • Season salmon with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a pan over medium-high heat until melted.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute, until fragrant.
  • Pour in the honey, water and soy sauce;
  • allow the flavours to heat through and combine.
  • Add in the lemon juice; stir well to combine all of the flavours together.
  • Add the salmon steaks to the sauce in the pan; cook each fillet (skin-side down if there’s any skin) for 3-4 minutes or until golden, while basting the tops with the pan juices.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste (if desired).
  • Optional — Add the lemon wedges around the salmon (adds a stronger lemon taste).
    Baste salmon one more time then transfer the pan to your oven to grill for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are nicely charred, and the salmon is cooked to your liking.
  • To serve, drizzle with the sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Serve with steamed vegetables; over rice or with a salad.