My honey garlic salmon is wonderfully tasty with a sweet and savory marinade and will please even the fussiest of eaters! Best of all it’s quick to make and very simple to prepare with only a handful of ingredients.
With a fast marinate time of only 15 minutes, my honey garlic salmon recipe will be on your table in no time at all!
How to Make Honey Garlic Salmon
Start by choosing the best quality salmon you can find, wild is always better than farmed.
Then cut the salmon into four pieces and place in a dish similar to the one shown in the image below, or a ziplock bag will work well too.
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Next, simply mix together the honey, garlic, coconut aminos, olive oil, lime zest, and lime juice and whisk together to make the salmon marinade.
Add the salmon to the dish (or bag) skin side down and pour over the marinade, then turn them over and marinate for about fifteen minutes.
While the salmon is marinating you can preheat the oven to 375°F. I baked the salmon in the same dish I marinated it in, if you do not have a suitable dish you could fold up a foil packet and that would work well too.
Bake the salmon for about 12-20 minutes, the exact timing will vary depending on the thickness of the salmon and how well done you like it.
Make Extra Pour Over Honey Garlic Sauce
If you want some more honey garlic sauce to pour over the salmon after it is cooked I suggest making double the marinade and pour half of it over the salmon as described above.
Simply reserve the other half and simmer it on the stove in a small pan until it gets thick and sticky which should only take a couple of minutes.
More Salmon Recipes
Honey Garlic Salmon
Easy Honey Garlic Salmon with lime juice and coconut aminos making it perfect for gluten free and paleo diets.
Preheat your oven to 375°F
Mix together all the marinade ingredients and mix well to combine.
In an oven proof dish add the salmon fillets skin side down and pour the marinade evenly over the salmon, then turn them over (skin side up) so that they are partly immersed in the marinade. Choose a small enough baking dish (see photo) where the salmon will be tightly packed so that it will cook in the marinade.
If you have too large of a baking dish then they won't be as flavorful as the marinade will spread out. If you don't have a suitable baking dish a foil packet with the marinade poured in would work well too.
Marinade salmon for 15 minutes.
Bake for 12-20 minutes, exact timing will depend on the thickness of the salmon and how well done you prefer it.
Extra pour over honey garlic sauce
If you want extra sauce to pour over the salmon after it is cooked, I recommend making double the marinade and pour half over the fish as described above and reserve the other half and simmer it on the stove in a small pan until it gets thick and sticky which will only take a couple of minutes.
Nutrition - does not include extra pour over sauce. Serves 4
Coconut Aminos - popular in paleo cooking this is a great substitute for soy sauce. However, you can use soy sauce instead and I recommend that you opt for a gluten free low sodium option otherwise it may be overly salty. If you don't have low sodium 1 tbsp may be enough, taste it and see what you think before you add to the salmon.
Limes - works best with fresh lime juice