This 5 ingredient Honey Soy Salmon cooks in less than 10 minutes in the broiler. It is the ultimate quick, healthy, and easy meal.
Honey Soy Salmon will be, hands down, the easiest salmon recipe you prepare. Broiled to perfection with a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors, you can get this meal on the table in just minutes.
This simple marinade packs a huge amount of flavor and is one of our favorite ways to eat salmon. So easy and so delicious, it is the meal of choice on a busy weeknight but is great for entertaining weekend guests too.
This honey and soy baked salmon barely requires any prep time, cooks in just minutes, and cleanup is a breeze if you use aluminum foil on your pan. Simply the best combination for me.
Why You Need To Make Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
Here are just a couple of reasons why we want you to make this recipe today.
- Easy: This recipe takes no time at all to prepare and cooks in less than 15 minutes. It can be made on the grill or in the oven.
- Family-friendly: Kids and adults alike will love eating this salmon recipe. The honey soy marinade goes really well with salmon.
- Meal Prep: You can easily make the sauce and/or the salmon ahead of time if you are meal-prepping for the week.
- 5 Ingredients: It doesn’t get much easier than this to make a great tasting family-friendly meal.
Key Ingredients and Easy Swaps
There are just a few ingredients you need to make this honey soy salmon.
- Salmon: Any kind of salmon will work well in this recipe; King, Keta, Sockeye, Coho, or farmed Atlantic salmon all taste great. Fresh or frozen salmon will work, just defrost frozen filets first.
- Soy Sauce: We like to use low-sodium soy sauce or tamari. Use coconut aminos if you want to avoid soy.
- Honey: Honey adds a nice sweetness to the salmon and helps it crisp up. Swap in brown sugar or pure maple syrup if you like.
Rice Vinegar: Rice vinegar also adds sweetness and some acidity. You can substitute apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar if you don’t have rice vinegar.
- Garlic powder: Since this recipe is cooked in the broiler, I like to use garlic powder since it doesn't burn. Fresh garlic can be used, just watch it carefully. Sometimes I also add fresh or powdered ginger as well.
How To Make Honey Soy-Baked Salmon
It couldn’t be easier to make up this salmon recipe.
- Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and garlic and whisk together.
- Prepare the salmon: Cover a glass baking dish with foil and fold up the sides. Place the salmon inside the foil and brush with the sauce. Let the salmon rest for 15 minutes if you have time for a little extra flavor. Make sure to really fold up the foil on the sides of the salmon since the honey can burn slightly when broiled.
- Preheat the broiler or grill: Get the oven or grill ready. This salmon cooks quickly and the oven should be nice and hot when you start cooking.
- Cook the salmon: Broil the salmon for 6-8 minutes in the oven or place it on the grill. The cook time will depend on the thickness of the salmon so check for doneness halfway through.
Why You Should Be Eating More Salmon
We love to eat salmon a few times a week as it is really good for you. There are endless benefits as to why you should cook it more often.
- Good source of healthy fats: Salmon contains Omega 3s which are great for improving cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation in the body.
- Great source of protein: Salmon is loaded with protein to help keep you full longer and provide your body with a source of energy.
- Packed full of vitamins and nutrients: Salmon also has potassium and B vitamins.
What Goes Well With Broiled Honey Soy Salmon
Anything goes with this recipe for broiled honey soy salmon, but usually, I like to serve it with something Asian-inspired to match the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Vegetables: Sesame Green Beans, Roasted Asian Broccoli, or these Sauteed Snow Peas.
- Grains or vegetable rice:: Steamed rice, Cabbage Fried Rice, or this Quinoa Fried Rice.
- Potatoes: Baked potatoes, Honey Roasted Potatoes, or these Grilled Red Potatoes.
How To Store Leftover Salmon
Here are our tips on how to store and reheat if you should have leftovers.
- Fridge: Leftover salmon will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Freezer: Store leftover salmon stir fry in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Thaw: Thaw frozen leftovers in the fridge overnight.
- Reheat: Reheat the salmon in the oven or place it in the microwave.
What To Do With Leftover Salmon
This recipe is great for meal prep and I always make extra servings for quick and easy meals later in the week.
- Add to a salad: Make this Salmon Kale Salad With Sweet Potatoes or get creative and crumble the salmon into a basic green salad with all your favorite veggies.
- Make a sandwich or wrap: Mix leftover salmon with mayonnaise or yogurt, add some green onions, and spread it on your favorite bread or wrap.
- Mix into a stir fry: Use leftovers to make a delicious salmon stir fry or add them to this Vegetable Stir Fry.
- Prepare tacos or tostadas: Combine your favorite taco ingredients and the salmon to make these Salmon Tacos With Corn Salsa or these Salmon Tostadas.
- Grain Bowls: Take inspiration from this Salmon Sushi Bowl or Crispy Asian Salmon Rice Bowl.
Here are a few things you can do to ensure your honey soy salmon always tastes great.
- Marinate the fish: If you have time let the fish marinate in the fridge for a few hours. This will help intensify the flavor.
- Choose good quality fish: The better the fish the richer the taste so choose organic or wild fish for the ultimate in texture and taste.
- Line the baking dish: Line the baking dish and spray the foil so the honey marinade doesn’t cause the salmon to stick
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common questions about making this honey and soy salmon.
It really depends on how you like to eat your salmon as to whether or not it is better to bake or broil it. If you like a crispy top then broiling is the way to go, as is grilling. If you aren’t fussed about a crispy top then bake your salmon.
Broiled Soy Honey Salmon
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- 24 oz. wild salmon (or farm-raised)
- 3 tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos for paleo)
- 1.5 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp garlic powder (or ginger)
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Add sesame seeds or green onions to the salmon before serving to add more texture.
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