Honey Glazed Salmon with Sesame Seeds

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If you like honey butter, then you will love this Honey Glazed Salmon. Slightly sweet with an Asian flair, then topped with sesame seeds!

My family loves salmon, plus its one of the few proteins that cooks quickly and tastes delicious by doing hardly anything to it. For this Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe, I just slathered a few filets with honey, butter, and sesame oil. SHOCKING, I know. I threw on a little salt and pepper too for good measure and then threw it into the oven. Served with a little rice and a salad and that was dinner 🙂

Honey Glazed Salmon with Sesame Seeds

Honey Glazed Salmon

All you need are 5 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time to make this delicious Honey Glazed Salmon! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh Salmon – I use salmon, typically from Costco. Wild or farm-raised is fine. Whatever you can get your hands on is great, as long as it’s fresh.
  • Butter – I use salted butter because that is my preference, but use what you have.
  • Honey – sticky sweetness!
  • Sesame Oil – for its great taste.
  • Salt and Pepper – season to taste.
  • Sesame Seeds – for garnish, optional but recommended.
  • Parsely – same as the sesame seeds, an optional garnish.

If you love love love Salmon, try these other fish recipes: Baja Fish TacosCrispy Red Fish Sandwiches & Old Bay Home FriesSouthwest Cod Cakes with Mexican Sweet Rice, and Healthy Fish Sticks Recipe with Cucumber Dill Sauce.

How to Cook Honey Glazed Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Dab each salmon filet with paper towels to dry and place on the prepared baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir butter, honey, oil, salt, and pepper together until smooth. Spread a thin layer of honey mixture over each piece of salmon and bake for 10-12 minutes or until barely cooked.
  4. Top with sesame seeds and parsley if desired and serve immediately.

How Long to Bake Salmon

I find fish, in general, bakes best at a high temperature for a shorter period of time. This honey glazed salmon is no different. I recommend baking at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until just baked. Of course, the time will vary slightly based on how thick your piece of fish is and if your oven runs hot or cold, but this is a great guideline.

Honey Glazed Salmon Leftovers

Any leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 6 days! To reheat simply microwave in intervals until heated through.

More Salmon Recipes to Try!

If you have some fish haters in your neck of the woods, consider making them this Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe! It’s a buttery, lightly sweet, Asian inspired dish that doesn’t taste fishy at all, as long as you are using the freshest fish you can find. Just like my Herb Baked Cod recipe, this will turn fish haters into lovers! Promise!!

Printable recipe below. Have a great day, friends!

4.91 from 10 votes

Honey Glazed Salmon with Sesame Seeds

If you like honey butter, then you will love this Honey Glazed Salmon. Slightly sweet with an Asian flair, then topped with sesame seeds!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 24 oz fresh salmon 4 portions 6 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish, optional
  • parsley for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Dab each salmon filet with paper towels to dry and place on the prepared baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir butter, honey, oil, salt, and pepper together until smooth. Spread a thin layer of honey butter mixture over each piece of salmon and bake for 10-12 minutes or until barely cooked.
  • Top with sesame seeds and parsley if desired and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 833mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: baked salmon, honey glazed salmon, salmon
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15 Responses
  1. Lauren Jones

    Looks delicious!!! Thank you 🙂 And take it easy, you’re Wonder-Woman with all the things you are currently juggling. <3

  2. Lindsay

    Can you share where you find the freshest fish? We live in Atlanta with access to many great grocery stores you could want but I’m overwhelmed with all the choices and not sure which one has the better seafood. Thanks!

    1. Dwane

      Depending on where you live, if you are close to Jimmy Carter Blvd and I85, check out the Asian super grocery store/market, the actually have some live fish. Its awesome.

  3. Rach's Recipes

    5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious! I added finely chopped garlic and grated ginger to the mix for an added kick. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Maggie

    5 stars
    Had this for Good Friday lunch. Did add some orange juice to the butter though. Served it with baby garlic potatoes and asparagus. The lunch was a hit. Thanks.

  5. Lisa

    5 stars
    Made this last night (since we now live in Alaska I figured I need to expand my salmon recipes) and I love how simple yet delicious (and healthy!) it was. Thanks Lauren!

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  7. Carrie Christensen

    I looked through my cookbook for a salmon recipe and found nothing that sounded good to me (or that I thought my kids would like), I decided to search your recipes and found this one. I plan to make it in the next week. Thank you for sharing recipes that are tasty (looking) and easy, and so many are kid pleasers too. Thank you!

  8. sarah

    4 stars
    I have been wanting to try this- and love your recipes (making the stuffed shells tonight)- but felt the flavor was missing something- The fish was cooked perfectly, but felt the flavor needed a kick- maybe some soy sauce, hoisin, or ginger…any recommendations? Thanks-

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