Easy Healthy Dinner: Garlic Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon with Broccoli.

This simple baked salmon is smothered with a 4 ingredient garlic honey ginger glaze and is ready in under 35 minutes!

This simple Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon is ready in only 35 minutes!

I am 100% positive that this will be your new favorite healthy dinner.

But before I get to that… let me tell you something. I was talking to my friend the other day about how much I love sharing savory recipes on my baking blog. Really, I do. Not only to share the savory food I eat on a day-to-day basis, but because of convenience. Dinner is every single day whereas cinnamon sugar donuts and toffee cookies… ahem… shouldn’t be so regular.

Sorry. That was my summer wardrobe talking.

Baking is where my heart is but it is SO much fun to share simple everyday recipes with you. If you’re anything like me, you’re looking up easy dinner ideas on the regular. So hopefully today’s recipe will be the next one you try!

This simple Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon is ready in only 35 minutes!

Ok, back to today’s flavorful salmon.

My sister’s wedding is this weekend (!!!!) and in an effort to look and feel my best standing by her side, I’ve been keeping meals on the light and healthy side.

Here is one of my recent favorites. I made it three times in one week. That should come as no surprise since you know I’ve made my new favorite cornbread about 6 times in only 3 weeks. (Hey. At least it’s low sugar!) This recipe was inspired by Real Simple. And yes, it is real simple. Hahahahaha!

Just me laughing? :-/

Here’s what you’re going to do. It will take you 35 minutes MAX to make this healthy meal. First, marinate some fresh salmon in an incredibly flavorful glaze. It’s Asian inspired with flavors like soy, ginger, garlic, and honey. The combination of honey and soy creates this mind-blowing sweet and salty flavor that seeps into the salmon. As if these weren’t enough, BAM! You’ll whisk in garlic and ginger as well.

This simple Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon is ready in only 35 minutes!

The glaze is only 4 ingredients!

Glazed Salmon

Let the salmon marinate in half of the glaze for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours. If you’re in a rush, perfect. If you have more time, prep this meal 4 hours ahead. I love a recipe that works with my schedule.

A plastic bag works:

Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon

Put the salmon in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, give or take. The amount of time depends how thick your salmon is. While it bakes, steam some broccoli and reduce the remaining glaze. You want a rich, thick glaze to pour overtop the baked salmon and broccoli.

I could drink this glaze with a straw and be content for the rest of my life.

This simple Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon is ready in only 35 minutes!

Don’t YOU have a hot pink skillet? (From Home Goods!)

The marinade will caramelize over the salmon as it bakes.

Caramelize. Is your mouth watering?!

This simple Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon is ready in only 35 minutes!

The edges are crisp, the salmon is tender, the flavors are out of control!

This simple Garlic Honey Glazed Salmon is ready in only 35 minutes!

35 minutes. Glazed salmon. A recipe everyone will love. Done done and done!

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Garlic Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon with Broccoli

This simple baked salmon is smothered with a 4 ingredient garlic honey ginger glaze and is ready in under 35 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon filets, skin removed (about 2 lbs total)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (or regular)
  • 2 teaspoons minced or chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (or serve with your favorite veggie)
  • optional for garnish: chopped scallion, sesame seeds, sprinkle of parsley for color

Directions:

  1. Place the salmon filets in a large zipped-top bag. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger together in a medium bowl (I added a sprinkle of dried parsley for color-- try chopped scallion!). Pour half of this sauce over the salmon filets, coating them thoroughly. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  3. Line the marinated salmon filets on the baking sheet. You can hold onto this used marinade-- see step 5. Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on thickness (about 10 minutes per 1-inch inch thickness-- measured from the thickest part of the filet). You can broil the salmon for the last 3 minutes for crispier edges.
  4. Meanwhile, begin steaming the broccoli and reducing the glaze. First, the broccoli: fill a large saucepan with 1 inch of water. If you have a steamer, place it inside. Bring water to a boil. Add the broccoli. Cover and reduce hear to medium. Cook for 6-7 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and tender.
  5. Now, the glaze: Pour the remaining, unused marinade into a small saucepan or skillet. If you want, you can add the remaining (used) marinade as well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat low-medium and allow to simmer for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken.
  6. Remove cooked salmon from the oven. Some of the glaze may have browned on the edges. You can discard this.
  7. Garnish the salmon with any of the listed options. Serve with steamed broccoli and additional glaze. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.
  8. Make ahead tip: You can marinate the salmon up to 4 hours in advance. If needed, you can extend to 8 hours. You can steam the broccoli and reduce the unused marinade (steps 4 and 5) ahead of time as well.

Recipe Notes:

For a more rounded out meal, serve the salmon and broccoli with brown rice, quinoa, or baked sweet potatoes.

Using SparkRecipes calculator-- including the broccoli and extra glaze poured on top, this meal comes out to about 430 calories per serving. 42 grams of protein and 12g healthy fat from the salmon. If your salmon filets are smaller than about 7 ounces each, these numbers will be lower.

Adapted from Real Simple

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Two more healthy ideas:

Homemade Fresh Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

How to Make Summer Rolls

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad (made with Greek yogurt)

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad

Yeeeeeah! The savory archive is growing!

74 Comments

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  1. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker on June 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    My mouth IS watering!!! The salmon looks perfectly cooked and perfectly glazed 🙂 I, too, love it when you share savory recipes, keep ’em comin’! 🙂 

  2. Carolyn B on June 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe Sally! I was on the hunt for a nice and healthy dinner to make for Father’s Day. This will be just the ticket!

  3. Bonnie on June 19, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Honestly, just by looking at the pictures, I already agreed with the first statement. Surely, this will be my new favorite. Everything in this meal recipe is healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to go for a grocery shopping and have all these ingredients in my cart. Thank you for this deliciously healthy recipe!

  4. Dawn Adamczyk on June 22, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Made this tonight using sockeye salmon. Its already easy but I still found a few shortcuts. I didn’t have fresh garlic or ginger on hand so I used the frozen cubes, 1 garlic and 4 ginger (I like ginger and always lighten garlic in all recipes). Also, I didn’t make the reduction. 
    Outcome: Still delicious. I’ll probably make this every week at least once. My 11 year old LOVED it. 

  5. Helen on June 28, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Has anyone worked out the macro breakdown of this? It looks delicious. 

  6. Lola on July 9, 2015 at 12:39 am

    This was really good.  The only thing I might do is baste the salmon w/the marinade half way through the cooking time.  I had no brocolli, but served a lemon, feta chesse pasta side dish!  Hubs wants me to pin it!!

  7. Kathryn on August 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    This was beyond amazing – we’ll def be having it again!

  8. Karen on August 12, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    So delicious! I just had my third baby in three years and this meal came together so quickly and easily. My husband was very impressed! Thanks for the great recipe. I will be making this again for sure (along with your peanut butter cookies that we can’t get enough of!!).

  9. Jessie @ Chasing Belle on August 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I love salmon and am always looking for more ways to cook it!

  10. vivian on September 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    This salmon was a big hit tonight alongside your zucchini fritters and an heirloom tomato and burrata salad. Thanks so much!

  11. Joyce on October 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Made this last night – superb!  Had been looking for a recipe like this.  Well done! 

  12. Rachel on November 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Very tasty! I could only find skin-on salmon so I turned it halfway through, and the skin came out deliciously crispy.

    Also had to substitute mirin for some of the honey, making it more of a sauce than a glaze, so I baked the broccoli in the sauce. That may even have been more delicious than the salmon – will definitely make that again!

  13. Mary on January 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    This salmon recipe was absolutely delicious, super simple, quick and easy. My guess is that even non fish cookers and eaters will love it. My husband had brought home some fresh wahoo (Ono on the west coast) that day so mine was half salmon half wahoo. Too good for words! I am going to save what was left to top my salad for tomorrow’s lunch.

    • Sally on January 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Thanks for reporting back, Mary! I love this salmon too. It’s great on salad!

  14. Amber on January 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oh this salmon was so good and my husband loved it too! After eating the salmon he went back for rice + the sauce. He loved it! This recipe is similar to others I have tried but BETTER with the honey and ginger. This will be in our regular meal rotation. Glad it’s a healthy one. Thank you!

  15. Springsmile hor on February 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    How many salmon should I buy for 8 people? What abt ingredients tsp and tbsp?

  16. Danielle on February 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I just made this for dinner and the flavor of that glaze is amazing!  I used it on chicken tonight because I had it on hand, but will be using salmon next time.  Thank you!

  17. Elizabeth on April 6, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Just had to comment and say that this recipe has quickly become a favorite!! LOVE. Thank you so much for sharing!

  18. Mary Ann Rollano on May 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m thinking of trying it with a tuna steak. Do you think that will work?

    Thanks.

    Mary Ann

    • Sally on May 10, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Yes, definitely. Maybe 4 tuna steaks for this amount of sauce/marinade. I would marinate them like you would the shrimp, then pan-fry in a little more oil (maybe 1 full Tablespoon). Add the extra sauce when you flip the tuna steaks.

  19. Ember on July 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

    This is my absolute favorite Salmon dish! I’ve made it twice in two weeks, oh dear…

  20. Regiba on July 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Sally.   I started the marinade process for dinner tonight Friday but something has come up and can’t cook it tonight. Can it stay okay in the refrigerator until Sunday?

    • Sally on July 17, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Will be just fine!

  21. Ilona on January 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I made this tonight and it was delicious, though I think I reduced the glaze too much because it came out much thicker and stickier than expected (or on your beautiful pictures) but I ploughed on and dolloped it on rather than glazing and it still tasted yummy! 

  22. Carol on March 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This looks yummy. I love your blog and I hope you continue to post easy healthy food.

  23. Marilyn Collins on March 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love fish.

  24. Elizabeth on April 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    This was SO good!!! I like ginger and honey but I hate salmon.  The ginger took away the fishy taste. So glad you posted this. 🙂

  25. Miguelina Jean on May 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I should try it pretty soon

  26. deb c on May 29, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Everytime I try a new recipe for salmon, the hubby basically gags, makes faces and disgusting noises. (Worse than a two year old!!) This has gone on for years. For health reasons, he agreed to give salmon one more try. I was stressed…. one shot, one chance or never again. I surfed and read until I was freaking out! Well, I am overjoyed to announce he pushed his empty plate back and proclaimed this is the best tasting salmon I have ever put in front of him. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! Happy day! }i{

    • Sally on May 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      YAY!! SUCCESS!! 🙂 I’m really glad he gave it one more try and actually liked it!

  27. Jeana on October 6, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Loved this salmon, but I did cook it a bit differently as I like my salmon seared outside, but rare inside. I realized your blog is about baking, but instead of baking, I heated a skillet with a bit of sesame oil, seared the salmon 1 minute on each side, then removed it from the skillet.
    Prepared the sauce the same way, but added some Chinese mushrooms, some bok choy and some baby corn to the skillet and sauteed the vegetables while the sauce was thickening. Served it all with jasmine rice. So delicious! Your marinade is a keeper! Thanks!

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