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Pan seared salmon fillets in a cast iron skillet.

Honey Garlic Sauce Salmon

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Crispy, tender and juicy salmon fillets pan-fried in the most delicious honey garlic sauce. 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 317



  • 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


  • 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


  • Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large (10 to 12 inches) cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl combine cumin, paprika, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix until incorporated.
  • Season salmon fillets with prepared seasoning and transfer to skillet, skin side down. (PLEASE SEE MY NOTES)
  • Cook the fillets for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked three quarters of the way through.
  • In the meantime, combine honey, soy sauce, and lime juice in a bowl; whisk until well combined.
  • 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.)
  • Wait until butter melts and add minced garlic over the fish.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and serve with lime wedges.


  • For best and easiest results, cook 2 salmon fillets at a time. It’s much easier to flip them over when the pan 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. 
  • Keep cooked salmon refrigerated in airtight containers for up to 3 days. 
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.
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