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Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon fillets

Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon

These sweet and spicy fillets pan sear to perfection for a quick and healthy dinner recipe.
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Course: Entree, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 4 8 oz Salmon Fillets skin off
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil

Salmon Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper


  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced or chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  • ½ c. Soy Sauce Low-sodium
  • 1 tsp. Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. corn starch


  • Green Onion optional
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds optional
  • Lemon wedges optional


  • Remove the skin from the salmon. Slice them into 8 oz pieces and pat them dry.
  • In a small bowl stir together paprika, garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, and cayenne pepper. Season both sides of the salmon with this seasoning.
  • In small bowl or cup mix together honey, garlic, water, soy sauce, chili flakes, and olive oil to make the sauce. Set aside for cooking.
  • Heat a 12 inch skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Place the salmon in the pan and sear for 5 minutes without moving. Flip and cook on the other side for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, pour the sauce into the pan and let the sauce and salmon cook together 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from the heat and serve the salmon. Garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onion, and lemon wedges.


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1777mg | Potassium: 1334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2789IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4mg
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