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Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

Honey Glazed Salmon is a simple pan-seared salmon recipe. Topped with delicious honey, garlic and ginger glaze, it’s a quick and simple salmon recipe for the entire family to enjoy!

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Honey Glazed Salmon on a bed of rice. Broccoli is on the side of the salmon.

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Salmon Glaze Recipe

This glazed salmon is made by pan-searing the fish until beautifully golden, then drizzling the delicious homemade salmon glaze on top.  The flavors of the garlic and the ginger permeate the fish and make it juicy and delicious.

The salmon glaze can be drizzled over just the fish, or over the rice and veggies as well. Every bit of the glaze makes the whole dish taste so fancy and sophisticated, even my kids who are very picky when it comes to sauces mopped up the glaze and asked for more!

Bed of rice with fish and salmon glaze on top. Broccoli is served as one of the sides.

Ways to cook Salmon

You could bake the salmon by drizzling the sauce over it before sending it in the oven, or you can cook it in the skillet and pour the thickened glaze on top as you serve it. Either way, this salmon glaze gives the salmon a very lovely Asian flare, with just a hint of ginger and garlic in it, we loved it!

What can I serve this ginger salmon recipe with?

Serve this fish with a side of rice, rice noodles, or mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, asparagus or any other greens. We also enjoy the ginger salmon over a Cobb salad (in place of chicken) or with a simple Cucumber Salad.

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Ingredients for Honey Glazed Salmon:

For this recipe use a skinned and de-boned salmon. Wild is best, but farm-raised will work too. Be careful not to overcook the wild salmon, otherwise, it will be very dry.

For the glaze use either fresh and grated ginger, or powdered ginger. Both will add just the right amount of ginger flavor to the glaze and make it delicious.

Salmon Glaze:

Honey, ginger, and garlic are the main ingredients in this glaze so do not omit those. Without it, it’s just not the same. Regular soy sauce can be replaced with low sodium soy sauce.

All the ingredients needed to make Garlic Ginger Glazed Salmon recipe.

How to make Honey Glazed Salmon:

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, mix and bring to a boil, then simmer until thick. Thickening the sauce will ensure that the honey glaze stays on top of the salmon instead of running off.

Step by step pictures on how to make the ginger garlic salmon glaze .

  • Season the salmon on both sides with pepper. In a skillet heat oil over high heat, add the salmon and cook until golden on both sides, depending on the thickness of your salmon it will take about 5-6 minutes per side.

Seasoning the salmon and then pan searing it in a skillet.

  • Transfer the salmon fillet to a serving dish and drizzle the sauce over top. Eat hot, right away.

Closeup of the salmon glaze filled with bits of garlic and ginger over salmon fillet

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Honey Glazed Salmon recipe

Honey Glazed Salmon on top of rice with a side of broccoli in a bowl.
4.77 from 39 votes

Honey Glazed Salmon is a simple pan-seared salmon recipe. Topped with a delicious garlic and ginger glaze, a salmon recipe for the family to enjoy! 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Entree, Main Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon, salmon recipe
Calories: 258 kcal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb salmon fillet skinned, deboned

Garlic Ginger Glaze


  1. In a small saucepan combine 1 tbsp sesame oil, 3 tbsp honey, 4 tbsp soy sauce, 4 tbsp rice vinegar, 3-4 cloves of pressed garlic and 1/2 inch of grated ginger. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened and reduced, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle the salmon fillet with cracked black pepper on both sides. Heat the skillet with a couple of tablespoons of oil over high heat, add the salmon and cook until golden on both sides, covering with lid in between, about 5-6 minutes per side. Depending on the thickness of your salmon this might take more or less time. Aim for the center of the salmon to be 145F°.

  3. Transfer the salmon fillet to a serving dish and drizzle the honey glaze. Eat hot, right away.

  4. Serve with rice or rice noodles as a side dish. Steamed broccoli, green beans and asparagus make a beautiful addition to this meal as well.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: 
Rice vinegar can be replaced with lime juice 

Note 2: 
Fresh grated ginger can be replaced with 1 tsp of dried ginger powder. 

Nutrition Facts
Honey Glazed Salmon recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1057mg46%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Originally posted in October of 2014, the recipe has been updated with new pictures and updated instructions in February of 2020.

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  • zidi

    it is very delicious. Look of the recipe is fantastic. This really great and taste full meal.

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  • Chelsea

    This was so delicious and simple!

    I normally bake salmon with butter and lemon and dill, but not all of my kids like it. But tonight every plate was polished clean without a complaint! Thas no small task with 5 kids under 12!

    Thanks for a great dinner!

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  • Marcia Moore

    How long and what temperature if making in the oven please?

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  • Sarah

    This looks so yummy & delicious. I am trying this tonight. I have everything but rice vinegar. Could I use regular vinegar?

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  • Sherry

    Best honey glazing I have ever tried to make

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  • Elisa Watson

    Great Recipe. So let the baking begin and enjoy a delicious dinner.

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  • Ch

    Thank for sharing its seems nice and informative

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  • Thanks for delicious and so yummy recipe.

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  • Match

    Delicious recipe for garlic ginger

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  • Iman Heaton

    This looks so yummy & delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

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  • This recipe looks yummy and would definitely try it out. I am a big fan of Saloman.

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  • Grace

    I followed the recie exactly, and personally thought it had a bitter and salty taste.

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  • Lucy @ Salmon Recipes

    In case it is perhaps maybe not homade this really is a superb recipe and also also your sauce it’s not the same! I have been shifting the recipe in your home and made an Asian model having a hot broccoli slaw to consume top!

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  • Cricket

    Amazing Recipe Dear. MY husband will loves me more when he saw i cooked it for him.

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  • ahmad

    very nice artical

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  • australia vs new zealand final

    very amazing recipe. thanks for sharing

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  • alamin sojjon

    wonderful recipes

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  • Mh Free

    Keep up the great work and thanks for providing us wonderful recipes!

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  • jason

    This looks simply amazing! Your photography makes my mouth water every time! Keep up the great work and thanks for providing us wonderful recipes!

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  • Josephine B

    I’d like to know if this can be baked as a previous person asked, but no answer has come forth as yet and Nadia asked 3 years ago. So, could you please notify if this can be baked as it sounds quite delicious.

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    • Yes, you can definitely bake the salmon. Just bake for 11-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon at @450F.

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  • Nice i will try this….. Hope taste are crunchy

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  • look delicious, MAIN COURSE gonna try this recipe

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    • RCB Team 2017

      I have been checking out some of your posts and i can state awesome and nice stuff. I am definitely bookmarking your blog.
      I like viewing your blog again. Thank you

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  • Gloria

    what are the carbs and calories for a 4 oz portion?

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  • Christina

    my husband is indifferent about fish (but I love it, especially salmon), so he wasn’t too excited when he saw I had salmon out to make for dinner… preparing it this way, I got praise that “this salmon is delicious!” needless to say, I was shocked and pleased. So easy and tasty, this is definitely a keeper!

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  • kloknyc

    Made this for dinner this evening. This recipe is simple, tasty and healthy. The fish really only needs a little drizzle of glaze so there’s ample amount leftover. I’m using the remaining glaze for my baked tofu tomorrow!

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  • Natasha (@NatashasKitchen)

    Marina, this looks fancy and delicious :). Our neighbor gave us some salmon fillet from his recent fishing trip, so I would give this a try.

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  • nadia

    If I wanted to bake it instead, what temp and for how long?

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  • Courtney

    I am trying this tonight. I have everything but rice vinegar. Could I use regular vinegar?

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    • To be honest I am not sure, but I think any not too strongly flavored acid should work.

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  • Yelena

    This looks simply amazing! Your photography makes my mouth water every time! Keep up the great work and thanks for providing us wonderful recipes!

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    • Oh you’re so sweet Yelena! thank you!

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  • Mommy

    What? I thought salmon season passed. Anyhow, I will be trying this when I crave for salmon. We stocked up in September with fresh caught wild king salmon from Astoria and froze it for the fall and winter.

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    • Well now it probably has now, but a week before I posted the recipe my husband was still catching fish 🙂 But hey, stores have salmon year round 😀 Although it sounds like you’ll be good for a while with your fresh-caught-frozen salmon 😀

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  • Luba

    this looks SOOOOOO delicious!!! I am going to try this salmon recipe. That rice looks really tasty too!

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    • Thanks Luba! I used bullion cubes instead of cubes to salt the water for cooking rice so it had a nice meaty flavor. If you have chicken broth you can use that instead 🙂

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