Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon fillets are pan-fried in the most beautiful honey-orange-garlic sauce, with a splash of soy for added flavour!
Where do I start with these Honey Orange Glazed Salmon fillets? I think I just said it all! I don’t know which was the best part: the juicy salmon with crisp and charred edges; or the flavour of this sauce. Who would’ve thought salmon and honey with orange could go together so incredibly well?
HONEY ORANGE GLAZED SALMON
How did this one come about? One of my readers wrote in and asked about subbing out lemon juice for orange juice in this Honey Garlic Butter Salmon recipe, and what flavours would work well. IMMEDIATELY my brain went into CRISPY over drive. No foil or baking. Just good old fashioned searing in a skillet, with charred edges and a soft and juicy centre.
HOW TO PAN SEAR SALMON
The biggest tip I can give you is to make sure your pan or skillet is hot over medium-high heat before adding your salmon.
- Use a combination of butter and oil to get those buttery flavours happening without burning.
- Sear salmon skin-side up for 3-4 minutes. Flip and sear for 2 minutes, until nice and crispy.
MAKE THE SAUCE FOR SALMON
- Move salmon to the side of the skillet and add fresh squeezed orange juice into the pan.
- Let reduce (takes about 1 minute), then add fresh garlic and cook until fragrant, (only 30 seconds).
- Pour in honey and low-sodium soy sauce, then bring to a simmer until reduced to a nice honey-like syrup (this takes about another 30 seconds to 1 minute).
- Use tongs to carefully move salmon around in the sauce to evenly coat and baste salmon fillets in the syrup.
- Continue cooking until done to your liking!
To get those charred and crispy edges, broil (or grill) salmon in the last 2 minutes of cooking if you’re using an oven-safe pan or skillet. Be sure to preheat your broiler while the salmon is cooking on the stove.
This is it! The salmon recipe of our dreams. Forget honey orange chicken when salmon takes over! And as per usual, drizzle those fillets in those saucy pan juices.
SIDES WITH SALMON
- Fried Rice
- Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Potatoes
- Side Salad
- Roasted Broccoli and Green Beans
- Smashed Potatoes
MORE SALMON RECIPES? TRY THESE!
Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons butter,
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets, (170 grams each)
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, (about 1/2 an orange)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
- salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 an orange, sliced to serve
- Heat butter (or oil) in a pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sear salmon skin-side up for 3-4 minutes. Flip and sear for 2 minutes.
- Pour in the orange juice and allow to reduce to half the quantity (it takes about 1 minute to reduce down if your pan is hot enough). Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Move the salmon to the sides of the pan and add in the honey and soy sauce, stirring well to combine all of the flavours together.
- Bring to a simmer until reduced to a nice syrup (this takes about another 30 seconds to 1 minute), and move the salmon around in the sauce to evenly coat. Remove from heat once the salmon is cooked to your liking.
- Season with salt and pepper to your tastes. Drizzle with the sauce to serve. Best served over rice, noodles, steamed vegetables or with a salad.