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Brown Sugar Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
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.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 378



  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 441mg18%
Potassium 934mg27%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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