Honey & Garlic Glazed Salmon
Recently I have been on the quest to create a salmon recipe that only takes 10 minutes or less to cook. It took a bit of time to put together because oftentimes, cooking salmon quickly at a high temperature leads to dry fish. However, this recipe creates the perfect sear that locks in the moisture and keeps the salmon from drying out. The final result? A delicious dinner that can be ready in a pinch.
Pro Tip #1: This recipe is best cooked with a seasoned cast iron skillet or oven safe pan because the salmon is cooked both on the stove and in the oven.
Pro Tip #2: Everything happens pretty fast in this recipe so it is best to have all of your ingredients prepped ahead of time.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 sockeye portions
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 cut into rounds
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp warm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Fresh parsley for garnish, chopped
Rinse and pat the salmon portions dry. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Combine the honey, lemon juice, and warm water in a small bowl. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat & add oil. Once the pan is hot and the oil shimmers, add the salmon skin-side down and sear for one minute. Flip and sear for another minute. Flip the salmon once more so it is skin-side down and add the honey mixture, garlic, and lemon rounds to the pan. Sear for about 1 minute while basting the salmon with the honey mixture. Turn the broiler to high and broil the salmon for about 2 minutes or until it is done. Remove salmon from the pan, drizzle with sauce, and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!