Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

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

garlic honey ginger glazed salmon on a white plate with a fork and broccoli

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 for honey garlic salmon will be the next one you try!

garlic honey ginger glazed salmon filets on a white serving plate

Quick Video: Honey Garlic Salmon (with Ginger)

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. The glaze is inspired by delicious Asian cuisine with soy, ginger, garlic, and honey.

salmon filets

2 images of garlic honey ginger glaze in a glass bowl and ingredients for glaze on a white cutting board

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 any schedule.

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.

glaze in a pink and white skillet with a whisk

The marinade will caramelize over the salmon as it bakes.

baked garlic honey ginger glazed salmon on a silpat baking mat

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

garlic honey ginger glazed salmon on a white plate with a fork and broccoli

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garlic honey ginger glazed salmon on a white plate with a fork and broccoli

Garlic Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon with Broccoli

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

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)
  • 3 teaspoons (1 Tbsp) 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

Instructions

  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 heat 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.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead Instructions: 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.
  2. For a more rounded out meal, serve the salmon and broccoli with brown rice, quinoa, or baked sweet potatoes.
  3. 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.

Keywords: garlic honey salmon, ginger garlic salmon

96 Comments

  1. This salmon looks amazing! (And I am a loyal vegetarian) I am thinking this could be made with tamari for our gluten free friends. I will have to add this to my cache of recipes for dinner parties. Thanks for another winner!

  2. Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous) says:

    i have the same problem with too regular dessert- i wasn’t going to bake last night, and then somehow my friend and i ended up making a full blown layer cake. for no reason. guess i’ll have to try this salmon (any protein + ginger + garlic and i’m there) to help offset the cake!

    1. Laura @ RYG says:

      I agree ~ it’s give and take and all about finding balance. Sally, you will totally look beautiful at your sis’s wedding no matter what, but yes, you’re so svelte in all your lovely photo’s. So glad you posted a healthy recipe as I usually don’t bake, just dream about baking and eating! We usually go healthy here (so I’m boring) but salmon and broccoli, this is totally up my alley and what we’d realistically make for dinner. Thanks for sharing! Hope there is more to come. 

      1. I’ll be sure to share more healthy dinners throughout the summer! I’m full of ideas. Thanks Laura, let me know if you try this!

  3. Lynn @ Fresh April Flours says:

    Hey! I think that friend you were talking to was me! (?!) anyway, we are HUUUUUGE salmon lovers over here and are always looking for new flavors so we can eat it everyday, haha. I’ll have to share this one with Matt!

    1. 🙂 I think you’ll both love it!

  4. Um…YES! This looks incredibly delish! I need to make this for dinner stat!

  5. I wish my summer wardrobe let me eat more of the donuts. But yeah, salmon in a sweet glaze will take care of that! I already eat salmon at least three times a week, so your recipe will just give me more nights to enjoy it! Can’t wait to try!

  6. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    I recently fell in love with salmon. I can’t wait to try your version, Sally. 🙂

  7. Hi Sally! This looks great and love that it’s healthy too! Double bonus! Hoping to make it this week! A quick question if you don’t mind: What do you mean by reducing the glaze? (in Step 5)

    1. Step 5 is the directions for reducing the glaze. 🙂

      1. Reducing glaze means the amount will be less and also thicker than when you began cooking (reducing) it.  Sorry for my intrusion.  I have pinned this recipe so I can try it real soon too.

  8. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    This looks like a perfect summer dinner.  Light and delicious!

  9. Heather - Butter & Burlap says:

    I’m ashamed to say… that I’m so intimidated by cooking fish in the house!  Grilled fish? Easy, done, I can handle that.  But bake it in the oven?  How do I know it’s done? How do I know if I’ve over cooked it?  I love all the flavors of this recipe, so I may just have to get over my fears and try it!

    1. Heather, cut into it with a fork/knife to see if it’s fully cooked through.

  10. Leah @ Grain Changer says:

    Yum!!! I looooove a good Asian-inspired salmon glaze. I have one I’ve been making recently, but its more on the order of 8+ ingredients so I am LOVING this simple, flavorful 4-ingredient version! And reducing the glaze? Genius!!!!

  11. Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture says:

    I’m just learning to cook so this is perfect. So simple, I bet even I couldn’t mess it up! How is it I can make a triple-layer coconut cake with homemade frosting (hence the reason your blog is my favorite!) but I can’t cook chicken? So I totally appreciate the simple dinner recipes you post. They’re really good for learning to cook 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Baking comes a lot easier to me than cooking too. It makes no sense.

  12. Mindy Delano says:

    Good for you Sally, you are stepping into the realm of savory!  This looks delish and I’ll definitely try it since I try to have salmon 2-3 times a week.  I’ve been making my salmon with herbs, but this glaze looks awesome.

  13. I love it when you post savory recipes! My favorite savory recipe of yours is your crockpot turkey meatballs. This salmon looks wonderful. Please post more of the dinner food that you eat on the regular!!! 

    1. Will do!!

  14. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says:

    I’m the opposite of you, my heart is in savory cooking, but  I also love to bake and share those recipes on my blog as well! This looks like the perfect easy, flavorful quick weeknight dinner! 

  15. What I love most about this recipe is that I can just stick it in the fridge and run — I hate sticking around in my hot kitchen to heat up all summer! Dinner recipes that are bam oven! And just some wait time are always my go-to’s in this blazing weather 🙂 

  16. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I could eat this for dinner every day, all summer long! Love the glaze on this salmon. Delish! 

  17. Marsha @ Marsha's Baking Addiction says:

    This looks so delicious! I think this is gonna be dinner tomorrow 🙂

  18. This salmon. On the grill. The crispy skin!!!!! (Please tell me you love the skin, too!) This is what my dreams are made of alongside the cornbread. Seriously. If you saw my Snapchat, I crave cornbread way too much haha!

    1. Yup, love the crispy skin!

  19. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says:

    I love having asian type salmon for dinner. It is so tasty and so healthy! Great dinner!

  20. Can powdered ginger be used instead of fresh? If so, how much would you recommend?
    Thanks!

    1. Yes. I recommend 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger.

  21. Can I use agave nectar??

    1. It will be a different flavor for the glaze, but if you like it paired with these other flavors– go ahead!

  22. Andrea Gray says:

    This looks really good!! I love your savory recipes. However I did make chewy brownies today for after supper. I make my own drop biscuits, but I’d like to know if you have a recipe. We are having breakfast for supper, biscuits and gravy.
    Here is mine.. courtesy of an internet search… ( I can not remember the site )

    2 cups self rising flour
    4 tbls mayo
    1 cup milk ( I think )
    a little salt

    mix it all up bake at 425*  10 min or until done.

    1. Thanks for sharing Andrea!

  23. Just made this for dinner tonight and it was a winner! Thanks Sally. 

  24. I just want to drink up that glaze and pour it over everything!! Would be awesome over rice too 🙂

  25. So delicious!!!!!!!!

  26. We tried this recipe last night and loved the sweet and saltiness of the salmon! With the leftover sauce, we drizzled it on the broccoli. I’d like to see more savory recipes on SBA as well. 🙂 

    Also made THE chocolate chip cookie recipe and topped it with 1/4 cup of cinnamon chips. So delicious. 

    Thanks Sally!

  27. Mary Frances says:

    My summer clothes have been talking to me too … what is this. 😉 The caramelized edges of this salmon are killer and it’s so pretty! Garlic honey and ginger, it’s like a holy trio. We have a similar salmon recipe so I know we’d enjoy this one for sure!

  28. When I read this blog post yesterday, I had salmon thawing in the fridge and bunch of broccoli staring me in the face.  I made this recipe exactly as written, and it was incredible! My husband has requested that I keep it in the rotation 🙂  Thanks so much, Sally!

    1. I’m so glad you already made it and love it!

  29. Betty Jean Chopick says:

    This is so good BUT the one ingredient that can make it rock is WHISKEY!  No kidding, try adding a bit of whiskey to the glaze.  Somehow gives it a whole new dimension with salmon.
    Enjoy,
    BJ

  30. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker says:

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

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