This Glazed Salmon tastes like it came straight from the menu of a restaurant. In fact, my family loves this salmon so much that it has become a weekly staple in our household. Whenever I want something quick, but on the fancier side for dinner, I pick up a piece of fresh salmon from the grocery store and get down to business in the kitchen. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes of preparation and 20 minutes of baking time in the oven to create this delicious tasting dish.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is SUPER easy and almost effortless to make. This makes it the perfect dinner to serve to guests. There is no need to season your salmon filet because the seasoning is all in the glaze. Since salmon is already salty enough, there is no need to add salt. Soy sauce is also rather salty which is why I opt for a low-sodium version. Making the glaze for this is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients (some of which you probably already have on hand).
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In a small saucepan, I like to start with a generous amount of honey and heat that with soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder, freshly grated ginger, and black pepper. The reason I like to heat the sauce before glazing the salmon is so the honey can get thinned out and easily mesh with the other ingredients. It also helps the ingredients to simmer together and thicken into a syrupy consistency. Next, using my pastry brush, I glaze the salmon with the mixture and pour the remaining glaze on top. You can also use a spoon to do this if you do not have a brush. It will work out just fine.
I bake the salmon at 375° F (190° C) for 20 minutes. I like to bake it so the juices from the glaze have time to seep into the salmon. The bottom of the salmon also gets slightly caramelized from the natural sugars in the honey.
Once the 20 minutes are up, I allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes before enjoying with sides of my choosing. For serving purposes, this salmon pairs wonderfully over mashed potatoes or even goes nicely over rice and asparagus as pictured. If you love wine, a nice Pinot Noir or Chardonnay complements the fish well. Enjoy your Honey Glazed Salmon!