Aside from pick-up-phone-and-order-Chinese, this might be the fastest non-cereal, non-PB&J, non-Hot-Pocket dinner ever.
5 minutes of prep, 7 minutes under the broiler. All while you’re microwaving some steam-in-bag broccoli or reheating the leftover roasted asparagus from the night before.
Dinner? Done. Just like that.
The spice rub comes from an oldie but insanely goodie, Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken Thighs. It gets the tiniest of tweaks – I highly recommend using chipotle chili powder if you can. The slight heat + smokiness goes pretty perfectly with the sweet & sour honey glaze.
On those nights when we need something fast and prefer clean-up to be limited to a foil-lined pan and two tiny mixing bowls (hello, swim team and soccer practice!), I have a total winner that’s not too boring for the adventurous eater, not too weird for the picky eater, and not too spicy for the 4-year-old eater.
Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon
Salmon is broiled with a smokey, flavorful dry rub and then finished with either a sweet & sour honey glaze or a Whole30-approved sweet & sour date glaze.
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika (I use smoked)
- Generous pinch of salt
- Several grinds black pepper
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
- 2 8-oz salmon filets
- Olive oil
- *For a Whole30-compliant glaze, I soak 2 dates in hot water for a few minutes to soften and then blend the drained dates with 1/4 cup cider vinegar. Use the glaze as directed (will glaze ~8 filets) and store leftover glaze in a jar in the fridge.
- Preheat the broiler and move the top rack to ~4-5 inches below element.
- Mix dried ingredients in a small bowl (this makes enough for two recipes, I store extra mix in a ziptop bag and regularly make the salmon again the next night).
- In another small bowl, mix honey and vinegar together (a 10-second trip through the micrwave is helpful).
- Line a pan with foil and lightly brush with olive oil (or cooking spray).
- Place salmon on foil and drizzle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle each filet with 1/2 tsp of spices, rubbing the dry rub over the top and sides of the fish.
- Broil for 5 minutes, brush with half of the honey mixture, and broil 1 more minute.
- Brush with remaining honey mixture and broil 1 minute.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Yields: Feeds 2 bigs and 1 little
Estimated time: 15 minutes
I like such quick, easy and delicious dinners 🙂 salmon is always such a good choice.
That looks fantastic, I love finding new ways to eat salmon!
The honey-chipotle combo is one of the best flavors out there! Love the idea of it on salmon…especially given how quick it cooks up!
“Aside from pick-up-phone-and-order-Chinese, this might be the fastest non-cereal, non-PB&J, non-Hot-Pocket dinner ever.” I like how you think. 🙂 I’ll have to try this sometime this week!
Love this quick dinner idea! I’m going to need lots of quick and healthy ideas in the upcoming year, so this is just perfect.
So scrumptious and easy! We’re always looking for ways to jazz up salmon & this is perfect!
Oh my. I just finished this recipe about 10 mins ago, it was gone in about 5 mins lol. I substituted cayenne pepper for the chili powder for a more spicy affect. DELICIOUS!
Just made this, so good and quick!
I tried this on salmon and then on chicken wings. This rub/glaze would probably be delicious on ribs as well. Very versatile recipe and definitely a keeper!
Thanks for the recipe! I tried it today, I added a little garlic chili paste to the honey mixture to give be a little more spice and it came out delicious!
OMG this is an explosion of flavors u would’nt exspect from a fish recipe, but i’am here to say if u are a fish fan or looking for something new to try . try this delicious dish. and for all who are eating fish on friday for lint this is a must try recipe . Excellent flavor even kids will love. u will not be disappointed
This was great! Easy, delish, fast & kid-approved. A quadruple threat. Nice.