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Honey Garlic Salmon Fillets in a cast iron skillet.

Honey Garlic Sauce Salmon

Crispy, tender and juicy salmon fillets pan-fried in the most delicious honey garlic sauce. 

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE SALMON

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 skin-on salmon fillets, each fillet should be around 4-ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoky or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

FOR THE HONEY GARLIC SAUCE

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (For a gluten-free option, use Tamari sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • sliced green onions for serving
  • lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large (10 to 12 inches) cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl combine cumin, paprika, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix until incorporated.
  3. Season salmon fillets with prepared seasoning and transfer to skillet, skin side down. (PLEASE SEE MY NOTES)

  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. (If working in batches, at this point you want to place all your fillets back in the skillet.)
  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.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 8

 

COOK’S NOTES

 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Sauce Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon fillet + sauce)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 578mg17%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.