Pan-fried Salmon with honey garlic sauce

Pan-fried Salmon with honey garlic sauce

A wholesome nutritious meal with pan-friend Salmon served with a deliciously sticky Honey and Garlic Sauce. Finish with lime wedges for that extra zing!
  • Time 35minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Difficulty Easy



  • 4 skin-on salmon fillets or VAR salmon fillets (140g-160g each)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoky or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tbsp minced garlic)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce  
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Sliced green onions for serving
  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large 10-12inches cast iron skillet or pan over medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl combine cumin, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper - mix together.
  3. Season salmon fillets with prepared seasoning and transfer to the skillet/pan, skin side down (see cooking tips below for the best way to cook the fillets).
  4. Cook the fillets for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked three quarters of the way through.
  5. In the meantime, combine honey, soy sauce, and lime juice in a bowl - whisk until well combined.
  6. Flip the fish over and add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet/pan. (If cooking the fish in batches, at this point you want to place all your fillets back in the skillet/pan.)
  7. Wait until butter melts and add minced garlic over the fish.
  8. Pour the prepared honey soy sauce over the fish and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until cooked through and sauce has slightly thickened. Spoon the sauce over the fillets while cooking.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve with lime wedges. Add a scoop of rice or some green salad on the side to make it a delicious nutritious meal!

Cooking tips:

For best and easiest results, cook 2 salmon fillets at a time. It will be easier to flip them over when the pan/skillet isn’t crowded. When it’s time to add the sauce, just return all the salmon fillets to the pan and continue with the recipe.

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