You'll only need 4 ingredients that you probably have on hand to make the glaze for this sweet and tangy Honey Chili Lime Glazed Salmon. Cooks in 15 minutes! Paleo.
What's not to love about this Honey Chili Lime Glazed Salmon? Nothing!
The sweet and tangy glaze needs only four ingredients that I usually have on hand and it takes only 15 minutes to cook. This salmon is absolutely delicious and insanely easy!
salmon fillets: enough for two people
lime juice: freshly squeezed lime
garlic: one clove, minced
dried red chili pepper flakes: for a little heat
honey: sweet and sticky
That's it! How easy is that?
Honey-Lime Chili Glaze for fish, chicken or shrimp!
Fresh limes are inexpensive at this time of year, so I always have some in the refrigerator. Honey, dried chili flakes, and garlic are all staples in my house, too.
I use this honey-chili-lime combination often. If you like these flavours, too, check out these other recipes that use it.
However, with wild salmon fillets in my freezer, today's dinner was definitely going to be fish! This easy salmon glaze is both sweet and tangy. You can easily vary the amount of chili to suit your family's tastes and "heat tolerance."
My credo when cooking with chili peppers is, "Start with a little. You can always add more, but it's difficult to take it away!"
3 simple steps to make this one-pan Honey Chili Lime Glazed Salmon
- Whisk the glaze ingredients together.
- Sear the salmon in an oven-proof skillet.
- Pour the glaze over the salmon and transfer the skillet to the oven to bake.
How to tell when salmon is done
It's easy to overcook salmon. Check it at 10 minutes. If it is beginning to flake when poked with a fork, but is still slightly translucent in the center of the fillet, it is probably done. Remember to let it rest for 5 minutes after removing from the oven. It will continue to cook a little on the counter. You can check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer. It should be 145°F.
How to store leftover salmon
Did you cook too much? Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge. You can gently reheat it for a few minutes in a skillet on the stovetop. Or enjoy it cold! Flake it and add it to a salad for lunch. Delicious!
Looking for other easy salmon recipes?
Honey Chili Lime Glazed Salmon
- 2 tbsp lime, juice freshly squeezed
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 - 1 ½ tsp dried red pepper flakes, depending on taste
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 wild salmon fillets, 4 - 5 oz (120 - 150 gm) each
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Whisk lime juice, garlic, dried chili flakes, and honey together and set aside.
- Pat salmon fillets dry. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat. When it ripples, carefully add the salmon fillets, skin-side up.
- Sear for 2 minutes, turn and sear on the other side for 2 minutes.
- Pour glaze over all and transfer skillet to oven. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes or until fish is beginning to flake with a fork. Time will depend on thickness of fillets. Remove from oven, spoon pan juices over top and serve immediately.