Honey Glazed Salmon with Asparagus

This honey glazed salmon recipe is a great weekday meal. The honey and chili sauce give the salmon and sweet and spicy kick. Roasted asparagus is the perfect accompaniment for the salmon.

Salmon is a favorite of mine. Outside of the health benefits, it is great because of how quickly it cooks. When I am on the go and don’t have an interest in taking a long time to cook something I head straight for salmon. Another benefit is that this is great for meal prep. It takes just a few minutes and you have several meals for the week. 

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Using one large salmon filet instead of smaller ones increases cooking time but it allows for a more even cooking of the fish. The glaze calls for a chili sauce. This can be something like Sriracha, Sambal Oelek, or Gochujang. The latter one is more of a paste but it is the one that I use in this recipe. All of them have a sweetness to them so adding additional lemon juice can help cut that sweetness if desired. 

Ingredients of the honey glazed salmon on cutting board
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When making the glaze it is ok that the garlic is not finely minced. As long as it is chopped relatively finely then it will work. Chopping or mincing your own garlic is better than using the precut garlic. If you do not want to mince your own garlic and you have a microplane you can use that without having to skin the cloves. 

Honey glazed salmon and asparagus before being roasted on a sheet pan
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After roasting the honey glazed salmon and asparagus
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One of the easiest ways I have found to remove the skin of a garlic clove is to place one of the taller sides of the clove up and by using the flat side of a knife press it down on the garlic until it is crushed. Then you can use the knife to chop it. 

View from above of the salmon and asparagus
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The glaze can be used a a marinade if you have the time otherwise once the salmon is coated it can go into the oven. If you choose to marinade then give it at least 30 minutes but not longer than an hour. Since the marinade is acidic it will start to chemically cook the salmon if left too long.

Not all of the glaze will be used on the salmon. By heating the remaining glaze in a sauce pan and reducing it to a syrup like consistency there will be extra glaze for the salmon. 

Honey glazed salmon served with remaining portions on sheet pan
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Honey glazed salmon served with asparagus
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Honey Glazed Salmon with Asparagus

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Salmon glazed in a sweet and spice sauce with roasted asparagus
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinating time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 591 kcal

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sheet pan lined with foil

Ingredients
 
 

Salmon Filet

  • lbs salmon filet
  • ½ tsp salt kosher
  • ½ tsp pepper

Roasted Asparagus

  • 2 lbs asparagus
  • 1 tsp salt kosher
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp pepper

Honey Glaze

  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • tbsp chili sauce

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of the glaze ingredients in the bowl. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place in the glaze and cover for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the over to 375°F or gas mark 5.
  • Place the salmon on the sheet pan. Toss the asparagus in the salt, pepper, and oil and add to the same sheet pan. Bake for 25 min or until the largest part of the salmon is firm.

Notes

If using 6 ounce filet slices reduce the cook time to 15 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 591kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 41gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1783mgPotassium: 1400mgFiber: 6gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 1825IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 7mg
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Keyword Meal Prep, One Pan Meal, Quick and Easy, Salmon
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