Honey garlic sauce is such a popular sauce and so many cooks love it on chicken. We have a great honey garlic chicken thighs recipe that’s one of our top recipes and our honey garlic shrimp is amazing. But we also love these flavors on salmon. Baked honey garlic salmon is just as great for an easy weeknight dinner, especially if you’re craving salmon. Everyone in our test kitchens loved this version because not only does everyone love seafood, salmon is always on the top of everyones list. The sticky, sweet, savoy and garlic flavors are outstanding and when basted on top of tender baked salmon, it’s a meal that’s so good we want to have seconds. The best part about this recipe is that you can customize the honey garlic sauce to your liking. Some folks love more sweetness on their honey garlic salmon, so feel free to add more.
Video of our Baked Honey Garlic Salmon:
We also call this a simple sheet pan honey garlic chicken because it’s, you guessed it, cooked on a sheet pan. But you don’t have to use a sheet pan if you don’t have one handy. You can cook this salmon on an oven-safe skillet or even a cast iron skillet. Anything that is oven proof will work. Even a small casserole dish that can hold the salmon filets will work. What ever you use, this baked honey garlic salmon will come out great because it’s super quick and easy. Perfect for the whole family!
- 2 (6-8 oz - 170-225g) salmon filets
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) honey
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) rice or regular distilled vinegar
- 3-4 garlic cloves , minced
- fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
- chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish
- 1 large lemon , sliced or cut into wedges
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Lay foil or parchment paper on baking sheet. You can also cook the salmon directly on a lightly oiled oven-proof skillet or baking dish.
- In a bowl whisk together the honey, soy sauce, vinegar and garlic. Add the salmon to the marinade and soak for 10 minutes or so. Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet (or cooking vessel of choice) and drizzle some of the remaining marinade over the salmon.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked the way you like it.
- Pour any remaining sauce from the baking sheet pan over the salmon. Garnish with fresh cracked pepper, parsley or cilantro and add lemon wedges