Easy Browned Butter Honey Garlic Salmon

“Any salmon lovers?! this is a simple and delicious recipe; perfect for a weekday dinner”

I absolutely love salmon! It is a fragrant and incredibly healthy fish. I must admit, I don’t prepare it too often, but when I do everyone in my household enjoys it. Salmon can be cooked many different ways, but today I have decided to prepare an easy browned butter honey garlic salmon. It is so juicy and mouthwatering. The best part about this recipe is you can prepare dinner in less than 30 minutes – perfect we for a weeknight dinner. The combination of honey, garlic, browned butter and Worcestershire sauce gives the salmon such an amazing taste and flavor that is sweet and savory. If you are a salmon lover then you will absolutely love this recipe!  As a working mom my schedule sometimes gets so hectic, but I love to come home to prepare easy and super delicious meals like this. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much I did!

Calorie content of baked salmon

Salmon belongs to the category of oily redfish and has a high nutritional value. There is a lot of protein and fat in the product, but no carbohydrates. The raw calorie content is 152 kcal. The calorie content of baked salmon is 253 kcal per 1 lb.

Helpful Tips

  1.  Of course, you need to rely on recipes, but you should also trust yourself. Each piece has its own size and thickness. If you focus only on the cooking time indicated in the recipe, you risk drying the fillet. What to do? Rely on your eye. The salmon is ready if the color on both sides of the cooked fillets is slightly lighter than the color of the raw fish, and the middle is still quite saturated. Note: I love my salmon cuts a bit thick, but you can cut it to your liking.
  2. The bags the fish is packed in are an excellent breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Therefore, you need to thoroughly rinse the fillet under running water after you take it out of the package. After “washing”, dry the fish with a dry paper towel. 
  3. It is very important to use a moderate amount of butter. Don’t overcook the butter! When it’s light brown in color, it’s just fine. Plus, you don’t want it to be burned to the point where it’s bitter. Valuable tip: For a salmon fillet weighing about 1.3 pounds, add 4 tablespoons of butter to the pan; this will be enough.
  4. I like to personally broil my salmon on the second rack close to the top to get that nice charred look on some parts of the fish, but you can put it on the middle rack as well.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes           Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Serving size: 3 Salmon Fillets 

Ingredients

  • 1.3 pound fillet or three medium-size salmon fillets, with skin
  • Lawry’s Garlic Salt seasoning to taste
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated then minced
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 ½ Lemon (1 for wedges + squeezed lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • parsley flakes

Directions

  1. Rinse salmon, then pat dry with a paper towel. Lightly season with garlic salt and black pepper, then set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to Broil on high heat. Arrange rack on the top of oven for rich even browning.
  3. Heat cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat, then add butter. Allow butter to melt and cook until light brown specs form at the bottom of the skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add honey. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice then mix well. Add Worcestershire sauce, then cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add salmon to the pan, skin-side down, and baste the top with sauce. Lightly season again with a bit more garlic salt and black pepper.
  5. Add lemon wedges to the cast-iron skillet, then place into the oven and broil for 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven to baste. Then broil for an additional 8-10 minutes or until salmon is golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, then garnish with parsley.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables, such as broccoli or asparagus, and enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Kadi
    March 7, 2021 / 2:16 am

    This recipe was delicious. The salmon came out perfect. I used skinless salmon and broiled mine for 8mins. Got the nice char and was cooked just right. Taste=excellent 👌🏾

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