Simple Honey Glazed Salmon is sweet and spicy and oh so easy to make!
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Let's get something straight from the start, I am not a fan of salmon. I have tried it and it's not my cup of sweet tea.
Hey, I'm just being honest here. I will eat it, but prefer white fish better. No judging.
I grew up in the south eating fish from the rivers and lakes like; bass, crappie, catfish, and fresh Gulf of Mexico fish; like flounder, grouper, and mahi mahi.
I will eat canned tuna, but canned salmon isn't even on my radar. When we were at Whole Foods there were samples of cold smoked salmon that Kelsie fell in love with. Zack ask me if I wanted to try salmon again, and I said sure.
No, not the cold smoked stuff, real fillets!
Anyways. I told him that the only way I would try it is if he did a honey glaze, because I had seen so many recipes for it, and to me it actually looked delicious.
Perhaps I would like one of these recipes, and we could add salmon to our menu.
Well, I was wrong. The skin and the roasted bits were my favorite. Salmon still tastes like salmon to me, but since Zack and the girls ate this right up, I told him that he could buy it from now on and make it for him and the girls, and I would eat something else on those nights.
Needless to say that pleased him and the girls.
This salmon is smeared with honey and dredged in flour to get a nice roasted element. The meat is so moist, and the honey glaze is super tasty.
If your a fan of salmon, this dish is for you. If your not a fan of salmon, but your family is, give them a little bit of satisfaction, and make this for them.
They will thank you.
How to cook salmon perfectly:
- Make sure that you pan is H-O-T ~ I like using my cast iron skillet It offers a much better even cooking and searing.
- Make sure that you're fillets are dry. This means pat those bad boys off with paper towels.
- Leave them alone - when placing them skin side down, let them sear so that a nice crust forms.
- Don't overcook. Salmon really doesn't take long to cook. It's usually about 5 minutes per side. It's done when it's easy to flake.
What are some other flavor variations?
- Substitute fresh minced ginger for the garlic and lemon juice for the lime juice.
- Add 1 teaspoon minced ginger and 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Here are some great sides to go with this Simple Honey Glazed Salmon:
- Lime Cilantro Rice
- Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apple, Bacon and Cranberries with a Citrus Dressing
- Skinny Broccoli Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing
- 4 salmon fillets
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 5 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lime
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat, add your butter.
- Cook, stirring constantly until the butter begins to turn a golden brown color.
- Add the garlic, one tablespoon of honey, lime juice, salt and pepper; set aside.
- Season the salmon with plenty of salt and pepper.
- Dredge each fillet into the flour, and drizzle with the remaining honey.
- Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium high heat.
- Add the salmon to the hot oil, skin side down to start, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Flip and cook the remaining side for 1-2 minutes.
- Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
- Serve with the honey glaze.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 796Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 351mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 51g