Honey Garlic Salmon

Posted: February 1

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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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.


• 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


Step 1

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.

Step 4

Add the honey, garlic, and lemon, whisking until the honey has melted through the butter and the mixture is well combined.

Step 5

Place the salmon onto the prepared baking dish and pour the honey mixture over it, spreading it evenly using a brush or spoon.

Step 6

Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

Bake until cooked through, about 15-18 minutes.

Step 9

Open the foil carefully and broil the top of the salmon until caramelized, about 2-3 minutes on medium broiler heat.

Step 10

Garnish with lemon slices and parsley and serve.

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