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Honey Garlic Salmon

Sweet, garlicky, and spicy salmon. Quickly marinated then pan seared, dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Bernadette


  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • a pinch each salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 of a lemon sliced into rounds
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil enough to coat the bottom of the skillet


  • Pat the salmon dry with paper towels. In a small bowl combine the honey, lemon juice, water, parsley, salt, cayenne, and pepper; stir well. Place the salmon on a large plate and pour the honey mixture over the salmon. Let it marinate for 10-20 minutes while you mince the garlic and slice the lemon.
  • Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet or other non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place the salmon and marinade in the skillet and cook, turning with fish tongs (preferred) once, until cooked through and slightly browned on top, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down, add the garlic and sliced lemon, and stir the garlic for 1 minute until softened.


Adapted from Rasa Malaysia Honey Garlic Salmon


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 583mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.1mg