The secret to great salmon begins with a great glaze; the fattiness and richness of salmon pair well with a caramelized topping that really wows. Honey Garlic Salmon is just such an example, with a gorgeous golden glaze infused with butter, honey, garlic, and bright lemon—a truly melodic mouthful! Honey Garlic Salmon comes together in a flash and tends to disappear even faster.
Ingredients• 1/4 cup butter • 1/3 cup honey • 4 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 2 1/2 pounds salmon • sea salt, to taste • cracked pepper, optional, to taste • lemon slices, optional, for serving • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, optional, chopped, for serving
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a baking tray with a large piece of foil, big enough to be folded over and create a packet. Alternatively, you can use two large pieces of foil to create an overlap if the foil can't quite fit the salmon on its own.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
Add the honey, garlic, and lemon, whisking until the honey has melted through the butter and the mixture is well combined.
Place the salmon onto the prepared baking dish and pour the honey mixture over it, spreading it evenly using a brush or spoon.
Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper.
Fold the foil so it forms a packet and ensures the butter does not leak out during the cooking process. Make sure the packet is completely sealed.
Bake until cooked through, about 15-18 minutes.
Open the foil carefully and broil the top of the salmon until caramelized, about 2-3 minutes on medium broiler heat.
Garnish with lemon slices and parsley and serve.