Nothing makes the family happier than a plate of glazed salmon in our house. They never seem to get enough, and this is one of their favorites.
Salmon glazed in a honey and bright citrus orange sauce… what a fantastic combo for salmon! At the price of seafood these days, you better get it right. That being said, the benefits of salmon in your diet are priceless really. According to Healthline’s 11 Benefits of Salmon, not only is salmon a great source of protein, but it has amazing other benefits like Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin B.
Now, with just a few wholesome ingredients, and WOW! This is an easy and flavorful salmon glazed recipe the family will love. Salmon fillets are pan-seared and covered in the most fantastic honey orange garlic sauce. The perfect salmon dinner or lunch that comes together in just 20 minutes.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS AMAZING SALMON GLAZED IN ORANGE AND HONEY RECIPE
- Salmon fillets
- Olive oil
- Teaspoon butter
- Low sodium soy sauce
- Black pepper
Pan-seared salmon technique
You get the perfect crispy and charred salmon on the outside and juicy and soft inside; that is why I rank this as one of our favorite dishes. Plus, there is no baking or foiling, just good old-fashioned searing in a pan with well-cooked edges and a tender and juicy center. I know most of you, including me, have tried pan/skillet seared salmon with lemon butter sauce. What about an infusion with an orange glaze? Yes, orange! I tried this out, and guys, this is one hell of fantastic flavors. Orange flavors pair incredibly well with honey and salmon. I guarantee you will love this juicy, citrusy sauce on salmon. It is a great dish to include on your menu.
How To Make Honey Orange Glazed Salmon
One of the biggest secrets I can share with you about this recipe is to ensure your skillet or pan is hot over medium-high heat before placing your salmon.
So first, use a combination of olive oil and butter to get those buttery zests happening without burning.
If you have chosen to leave the skin on the salmon for cooking, place the salmon skin-side down first, preventing the meat from being scorched.
Flame or sear one side of your salmon for 3-4 minutes, then flip to the other side and sear for 2-4 minutes until you get the excellent and crispy texture.
Make the sauce for salmon
Move your salmon to the side of the pan or skillet and add some fresh-squeezed orange juice into your pan or skillet.
Let the salmon take in the juice for about 1 minute, then add fresh garlic and cook for 1 minute until you smell the aroma.
Now pour in the honey and low sodium soy sauce, then let it simmer for about 30-seconds to 1 minute until it forms a lovely honey-like syrup.
Use tongs or my favorite, fish spatula pictured below, to move your salmon around in the sauce to equally grease and coat salmon fillets in the syrup. Spoon the sauce over the salmon to be sure it is coated well.
Continue cooking to your liking.
To get those crispy and well-cooked edges:
- Grill your salmon in the last 2 minutes of cooking if you are using a pan or skillet.
- Preheat your griller while the salmon is cooking on the stove.
- Ensure your pan is an oven-safe pan or an iron skillet.
This is it! The exact glazed salmon recipe you have been yearning for. When salmon takes over, you will forget there is chicken! If you are looking for other fish dishes, check out my cod with lemon butter sauce it is delish!
6 (6-ounces) Fresh Wild Caught Salmon Filets, skinless
1.5 tablespoon olive oil for frying
3 teaspoon butter
6 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup of fresh orange juice, about 1/2 an orange
4.5 tablespoon honey
Salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
- Heat butter and oil over medium-high heat.
- Sear salmon for 3 minutes and flip to sear for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Whisk the orange juice, garlic, honey, and soy sauce together in a bowl
- Add the orange mixture to the pan.
- Bring the sauce to simmer until reduced to a nice syrup consistency. This should only take a minute or two.
- Baste the syrup over the salmon filets.
- Remove from the heat once the salmon is fully cooked to your preference.
- Season with salt to pepper to your tastes.
- Plate your filet and drizzle with the sauce to serve.
Calories 350kcal, Protein 34g, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 12 g, Saturated fat 5g, Sodium 581g, Cholesterol 110mg, Sugar 13g
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