Easy Honey Garlic Salmon is a throw together recipe in one pan and a perfect sweet and savoury 5-ingredient garlicky sauce with a hint of lemon!
4wild caught salmon filletsabout 1/2 pound or 250 grams each, skin off or on
Salt and pepper,to season
1/2teaspoonpaprika(mild, sweet or smokey)
4clovesgarlic,finely chopped or minced
1tablespoonfresh squeezed lemon juice,(plus extra to serve)
Lemon wedgesto serve
Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven. Preheat oven to broil/grill settings on medium heat.
Season salmon with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
Heat the butter in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat until melted. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute, until fragrant. Pour in the honey, water and soy sauce; allow the flavours to heat through and combine. Add in the lemon juice; stir well to combine all of the flavours together.
Add the salmon steaks to the sauce in the pan; cook each fillet (skin-side down if there's any skin) for 3-4 minutes or until golden, while basting the tops with the pan juices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste (if desired).
Optional -- Add the lemon wedges around the salmon (adds a stronger lemon taste). Baste salmon one more time then transfer the pan to your oven to broil / grill for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are nicely charred, and the salmon is cooked to your liking.
To serve, drizzle with the sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with steamed vegetables; over rice or with a salad.