Honey Soy Sauce Salmon

This honey soy sauce salmon is a quick and simple recipe, made with a handful of ingredients that you probably have on hand. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, you will love the sweet and salty flavor of this recipe. My husband even loves it, who is not a huge fan of salmon!

This is a marinade that can be tossed together before you head off to work in the morning. By the time you get home, it will be ready for a quick sear in the pan, and dinner is served.

Cut a nice slab of salmon into 4 filets. In a zip top bag, add the soy sauce, honey, minced garlic and lime juice. Let it marinate for the day, or just a few hours.

To a frying pan, or cast iron skillet, add some oil for cooking. Over low medium heat, sear the salmon about 3 minutes per side, until the salmon is just warm in the center. It’s important not to overcook salmon. You are better off having it undercooked than overcooked. Over cooked salmon is tough and flavorless. You want that fatty-ness of the fish to show through for the best tasting, most tender salmon.

Serve with your favorite sides. I would suggest asparagus and mashed potatoes. If you would rather, try pairing it with my cauliflower mash recipe!

Honey Soy Salmon

Sweet and savory salmon, crisp on the outside, tender and flakey in the middle.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 People
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 Gallon zip top bag
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 filet knife
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 16 Ounce salmon filet
  • 1 Cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Limes juiced
  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • olive oil for cooking


  • Remove the skin from your salmon filet, and cut into 4 equal parts. To a zip top bag, add your salmon, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and garlic. Let marinate about 4 hours.
    Over low medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your frying pan and let heat. Add your salmon filets, letting them cook about 3-4 minutes per side.
    Serve with your favorite sides!
Keyword salmon, soy, soy sauce, soy-glazed


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