This easy Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon has the most flavorful glaze and is ready in about 20 minutes because the salmon is broiled not baked. I love salmon either way, but I prefer to broil it because I find it makes the outside a little crispy without over-cooking it! It’s also only in the oven for 6-8 mins, which is amazing. I mean, how quick is that?!
Salmon: I always buy wild salmon. You can see a distinct difference in the color of the flesh of farmed vs wild salmon.
Coconut Aminos: you can easily substitute this with soy-sauce, coconut aminos are just a nice soy-free substitute
Lemons: cut the lemon into 6 wedges, and try to cut away any extra “white” on each wedge. This will help you squeeze more lemon juice out of each one. Remove the seeds. Sometimes I squeeze the lemon juice into a separate bowl first before adding to the glaze, just in case I missed a seed or two!
Ground flaxseed: this helps to thicken the glaze. Rather than use cornstarch (which is commonly used to thicken sauces, glazes, etc) I much prefer flaxseed. It is high in omega 3’s, fiber and lignans, which may help prevent cancer
Noodles: I love this recipe with brown rice and quinoa noodles. Trader Joe’s has a great version that are spaghetti noodles and I think the combination of the salmon over noodles and some extra glaze is just so yummy. That being said, it would go great with zoodles or some roasted veggies as well!
How to Make Honey Glazed Salmon
Prepping the glaze: place all the ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and whisk together. Pour the glaze into a skillet and cook over medium heat until it thickens and starts to bubble, which will likely take about 5 minutes.
Glazing the salmon: Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and place the salmon filets on the foil. Using a spoon, scoop about a tbsp of glaze onto each salmon filet. Be careful not to touch the spoon to the salmon and then dip back into the glaze, since we are going to be reserving some of the glaze for after the salmon is cooked. Using a brush if you have one (if not the back of the spoon will work just fine), spread the glaze evenly over the salmon. The salmon is now ready to be broiled!
Broiling the salmon: With the broiler set to 525, if you cook the filets for 6 mins, the salmon will be cooked to medium, if you cook them for 8 minutes, they will be cooked through.
Finish it off: Spoon some extra glaze onto to salmon, place salmon on noodles and top with chopped parsley and sesame seeds
4 salmon filets Glaze:
16 oz brown rice and quinoa spaghetti
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup coconut aminos
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup dijon mustard
2 lemons, juiced
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
4 salmon filets