Honey-Ginger Glazed Salmon

in Lighter & Healthier, Quick & Easy, Salmon, Seafood, The Great Detox of 2015

Honey and Ginger Glazed Salmon

It’s the 9 minute recipe you didn’t know you were missing. But now you do because I’ve just told you.

There are infinite ways to prepare salmon but one of my favorites is broil + glaze. Why?

Honey and Ginger Glazed Salmon

1) Um, just look at that ^. And this. And this.

2) Soooo easy. Slap a slab of fish on a foil-lined pan, put it under the broiler for 8 minutes, glazing occasionally.

3) Soooo quick. (See #2.)

4) Clean-up usually involves little more than “crumple up foil, toss in recycling bin.”

5) There’s no need for a 5. We’re all already sold. But feel free to reference items 1-4 as many times as it takes to convince you.

Honey and Ginger Glazed Salmon

We make this Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon once a week. And with that method in mind, I whisked together some honey, soy, a couple drops of sesame oil, and some fresh grated ginger for an Asian-inspired, sweet + salty glaze.

What’s the word for “comes together faster than it takes to get down the assembly line at Subway and it costs less?” Yeah, THAT.

Honey-Ginger Glazed Salmon

Quick, easy, and healthy broiled salmon with a beautifully caramelized honey-ginger glaze.


  • 1lb salmon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking spray or oil (optional)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp-ish fresh grated ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Chopped chives or green onions, for garnish


  1. Preheat your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil (alternately, spray a naked baking sheet with cooking spray).
  2. Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy, ginger, and a couple drops of sesame oil. (A few seconds in the microwave can make this easier if your honey is being stubborn.)
  4. Lighly brush some of the glaze over the salmon and place under the broiler for 5 minutes.
  5. Glaze the salmon again and broil for 1 minute. Repeat 2-3 more times, until the glaze is gone and the edges of the salmon are nicely caramelized.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and chives/green onion tops.
  7. Slide a spatula between the skin and salmon and serve.


Yields: 3 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 9 minutes

1 comment… add one
  • Love such delicious and quick salmon dishes 🙂

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