Honey Garlic Sauce Recipe

This Honey Garlic Salmon recipe is all about the sauce. Just four simple pantry essentials in the right proportions ‚Äď soy sauce, honey, garlic and vinegar.



  • 4¬†(6 oz each)¬†salmon filets
  • 1/2¬†tsp¬†kosher salt
  • 1/2¬†tsp¬†black pepper
  • 1/2¬†tsp¬†smoked paprika¬†(or regular paprika)
  • 1/4¬†tsp¬†blackening seasoning¬†(optional)


  • 3¬†Tbsp¬†butter
  • 2¬†tsp¬†olive oil
  • 6¬†cloves¬†garlic¬†minced
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†honey
  • 3¬†Tbsp¬†water
  • 3¬†Tbsp¬†soy sauce
  • 1¬†Tbsp¬†sriracha sauce
  • 2¬†Tbsp¬†lemon juice


  • Pat salmon dry, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and blackening seasoning (if using). Set aside.
  • IMPORTANT: Adjust oven rack to middle position, then preheat broiler. If you broil this with the rack up high the sauce will burn.
  • Add butter and oil to a large, oven-safe skillet over MED-HIGH heat. Once butter is melted, add garlic, water, soy sauce, sriracha, honey and lemon juice and cook 30 seconds or so, until sauce is heated through.
  • Add salmon, skin side down (if using salmon with skin), and cook 3 minutes. While salmon cooks, baste frequently with sauce from the pan by spooning it over the top of the salmon.
  • Broil salmon for 5-6 minutes, basting with sauce once during the broil, until salmon is caramelized and cooked to desired doneness.
  • Garnish with minced parsley if desired.

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