This honey garlic salmon recipe comes together in minutes and is the most amazing weeknight meal to go into your regular cooking rotation.
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
4 8-ounceskin off salmon fillets
4finely minced cloves of garlic
juice of ½ lemon
½teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
Season the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper.
Add the olive oil to a large frying pan over high heat and wait a few minutes until it begins to lightly smoke.
Add the salmon into the pan flesh side, not skin removed side, down in the pan.
Place1 tablespoon of butter in the pan and turn the heat down to medium-high and cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes.
Turn the salmon over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until the desired internal temperature is achieved.
Remove the salmon from the pan and set it aside.
Discard any oil if there seems to be too much in the pan. There should be a few tablespoons in it.
Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute over low to medium heat.
Pour in the water, soy sauce, lemon juice, and honey and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until it has slightly thickened.
Finish with pepper flakes and the remaining 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter.
Place the salmon back in the pan and glaze with the sauce in the pan.
Garnish with optional finely sliced fresh chives.
Chef Notes:Make-Ahead: This recipe is meant to be eaten right away; however, you can make it up to 30 minutes ahead of time, just keep it warm before serving.How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This will freeze covered for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.How to Reheat: Add the desired number of salmon and sauce to a pan and cook in the oven at 350° for 4-5 minutes or until warmed. You can also heat in the microwave until warm.You can also grill the salmon instead of cooking in a pan over medium to high heat for 3-4 minutes per side and then make the sauce separate in a pan.The Oils I prefer to use are olive, safflower, canola, peanut, or grapeseed.Any bread of salmon is good to use in this recipe.You can use your favorite frying pan for this.It is absolutely ok to cook salmon to temperature. I enjoy serving and eating it at a medium to medium-well internal temperature.