Honey Glazed Salmon
This Sweet Chili Orange Glazed Salmon is one of the best Honey Glazed Salmon recipes ever. It’s bursting with mouth-watering flavor. Plus, it’s healthy, gluten-free, and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Honey Glazed Salmon
Honey Glazed Salmon is my favorite way to prepare salmon. Honey enhances the flavor of the fish and creates the perfect glaze that’s present in every bite.
This recipe hits on every flavor you could wish for. Orange marmalade is fruity, citrusy, and bright. The chili-garlic paste brings heat and tons of umami flavor. Rice wine vinegar is tangy and creates a super tender and flaky fish. Honey makes a thick, sweet glaze. And finally, soy sauce adds the perfect amount of salt and deep, rich flavor. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this one.
This is the perfect replacement recipe if you are interested in my Hot Honey Glazed Salmon but don’t have any Hot Honey on hand. However, if you don’t love spicy food, you might prefer this Baked Teriyaki Salmon or Grilled Pesto Salmon.
How To Make Honey Glazed Salmon
Whisk together the marinade. In a small bowl, combine orange marmalade, chili paste, rice wine vinegar, honey, and soy sauce.
Marinate the salmon for 30 minutes. Place the fish in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour ½ of the marinade over the top.
Broil the fish. Make sure to place the salmon skin side down on a baking sheet. Then, broil it for 10 minutes or until the fish easily flakes apart.
Garnish and serve. Finish the fish by drizzling the remaining marinade over the top. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds before serving. Could it be any easier?
Tips & Tricks
- Don’t marinate the fish for too long! The acid in the marinade will start to break down the salmon’s texture after an hour. 30 minutes is more than enough time to flavor the fish without altering the consistency.
- Always bake the salmon skin side down. This way, the skin will protect the filet from the heat of the pan, help it cook evenly, and retain its juices.
- Broil, don’t bake. Salmon is a delicate fish that will dry out if overbaked. It’s best to hit it with the high heat from the broiler to cook it quickly and keep it flaky.
What To Serve With It
Sweet Chili Orange Glazed Salmon will be ready in no time at all. While it’s marinating, you can make a couple of complementary sides to round out this healthy and delicious meal.
This Easy Asian Slaw is crisp, fresh, and the perfect accompaniment to Honey Glazed Salmon. It has many of the same ingredients and flavors as the salmon recipe, so you won’t have to go out and buy a ton of products you’ll only use once or twice.
You could also whip up some No Cook Asian Rice Noodle Salad. It’s loaded with fresh veggies and super filling.
Plain white rice is a simple side for this flavorful salmon, but if you’re a fan of fried rice, you should try these recipes. Kimchi Fried Rice will carry on the spicy flavor of the salmon. Or, you could make some Hibachi Fried Rice that the whole family will love.
What if I’m using an oven that doesn’t have a broil function?
When an oven is set to broil, the temperature is usually somewhere between 500°F and 550°F. So if you can’t broil, bake the salmon at the highest heat possible until the fish flakes apart easily with a fork.
What if I can’t find chili-garlic paste?
You could use Sriracha Hot Sauce in place of the chili-garlic paste. Sriracha is a chili sauce with a strong garlic flavor, so it’s a great, easy-to-find substitute.
Do I need to toast the sesame seeds?
Sesame seeds are fine to eat untoasted and will still add a delicious flavor to the salmon. However, if you have the time, gently toast the sesame seeds to bring out a warm, toasty, and nutty flavor.
Check out these other healthy and delicious seafood recipes too!
- Shrimp Alfredo
- Pan Fried Tilapia with Lemon Butter
- Steamed Clams with Garlic Butter Sauce
- Pan Seared Halibut with Brown Butter Garlic Sauce
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Get the Recipe: Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe
- 1 cup orange marmalade
- 2 tablespoons chili-garlic paste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 4 4 ounce Salmon filets
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1 baking sheet
- In a small bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade, chili paste, vinegar, honey and soy sauce.
- Place the salmon in a shallow dish and pour 1/2 of the marinade of the fish. Marinade for 30 minutes.
- Turn the broiler on high.
- Place the salmon on a baking sheet skin side down and broil for 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Drizzle the remaining sauce over the salmon. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.