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Brown Sugar Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, this sweet and tangy salmon recipe is an easy weeknight meal that will quickly have everyone coming back for seconds.
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 (4 to 6 ounces each) skin-on salmon fillets
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish
  • sliced green onions, for garnish


  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper and transfer to the skillet, skin-side up. (SEE MY NOTES)
  • Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned and cooked about three quarters of the way through.
  • Flip over and cook for 2 more minutes.
In the meantime prepare the BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
  • In a mixing bowl combine melted coconut oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, ginger, lime zest, lime juice, and fresh ground black pepper; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Once the fish has cooked on both sides, lower heat to medium and add the brown sugar glaze to the pan.
  • Swirl it around and cook for 1 minute, or until it starts to thicken, flipping each fillet around to coat.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with cilantro/parsley and green onions; serve.



DO NOT crowd the pan. It is best to cook two salmon fillets at a time. When it's time to work with the glaze, add all the fillets to the pan and cook for 1 minute.


Calories: 378 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 34 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 97 mg | Sodium: 441 mg | Potassium: 934 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 14 g | Vitamin A: 110 IU | Vitamin C: 1.1 mg | Calcium: 41 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 15 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy salmon recipe, glazed salmon recipe, pan seared salmon recipe, salmon recipes, skillet salmon recipe