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Honey Soy Salmon

This Honey Soy Salmon recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! All you need is 6 ingredients and 15 minutes to whip up this insanely flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with rice and a vegetable. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: honey soy salmon, salmon
Author: Erin


  • 10 oz. salmon fillets* (approx. 2-3 salmon)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • green onions for garnish

for the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch


  • Thaw salmon according to instructions on the package.
  • Heat a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat with 1 tbsp oil, then add the salmon skin side down. Place a lid on the skillet and cook the salmon for 4-5 minutes.
  • While the salmon is cooking, prep the sauce: whisk all sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  • After the 5 minutes is up, add garlic to the skillet and cook the salmon for 1 more minute.
  • Reduce heat to low, then pour the sauce over the salmon and cook for 1-2 more minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Sprinkle green onions over the salmon before serving and enjoy!


*If the salmon fillets are on the larger size, slice them in half (which is what I did for this recipe!)