Quick! Guests are on the way and you need a delectable entrée. What can you make? Look no further. Christina Musgrave, the food photographer and recipe developer from Tasting with Tina has the perfect protein: honey and lime-glazed salmon. Musgrave told our team, "I love salmon because it’s super easy to make and can adapt to just about any flavor profile." It’s true. Your options are endless with this versatile dish! Whether you’re looking for something low-carb, or want to try a splash of new flavors, we know your mouth will water over this recipe.
Our developer admits the sweet and sour dynamic duo of honey and lime is one of her faves, "I love the profile of honey and lime and thought it would be delicious with salmon." Plus, salmon is a nutritional win that won’t break the bank. According to Healthline, the fresh fish is filled with nutrients like protein, which aids the body in muscle development and cell formation. Additionally, this pink-colored fish is chock-full of omega-3s and B vitamins, which are phenomenal for fighting inflammation and supporting brain function. If "delicious and nutritious" were an entree, this would definitely be it. Keep reading and we’ll show you how to whip this honey and lime-glazed salmon right up.
Gather the ingredients for honey lime salmon
With 8 ingredients and 4 steps, dinner will be done in no time at all (well, about 25 minutes). Let’s begin with 4 Salmon fillets (fresh is best), 2 tablespoons each of soy sauce, lime juice, and honey, along with 2 cloves garlic. For seasonings, we’ll use ½ teaspoon salt (try natural Himalayan) and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Lastly, have a few lime wedges on hand for serving, and you’re ready to get things cookin’!
Mix the marinade
Preheat your oven to a warm 375 F. Now, let’s make this decadent marinade. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce with the lime juice, honey, and minced garlic. Dash in your salt and pepper, and turn the heat to low. Stir this mixture continuously until it’s well-combined. Once it starts simmering, turn down the heat and let it rest.
Our developer told us that this sauce steals the show. "Salmon is pretty mild, so you can really taste the lime and honey," she explains. Salmon is a flexible protein that pairs well with almost anything. "This would be great with cilantro lime rice or in a taco salad," Musgrave recommends. Sounds dee-lish.
Glaze the salmon
Up next, let’s give that fish a good bath and set it in the oven. First, line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the 4 salmon fillets on the sheet. Spoon all your honey-lime sauce over the salmon fillets. Set the baking sheet in the oven and bake the fish for 12 minutes. Then, set your oven to a low broil, broiling the fillets for 2-3 minutes. This roasts the fillets a bit more on the top.
You don’t have to be a master chef to make a magnificent meal out of this dish. "Salmon is high in healthy fats and is a great addition to any meal," Musgrave told our team. Our developer has a simple suggestion, "It’s really versatile and can be eaten on its own, in tacos, with pasta, or on a sandwich."
Garnish and serve
Since salmon holds it’s natural pink tint, even when cooked, we asked our developer how to know the fish is done, done. She told Tasting Table, "The best way to tell salmon is cooked is by using a food thermometer and checking the internal temperature." A Couple Cooks says somewhere between 125-130 F is the sweet spot for salmon.
When the fillets are finished, garnish them with fresh lime wedges and serve! And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the little ones. "You can make this kid-friendly served with tater tots or a kid-friendly side," Musgrave added.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container. To reheat, simply pop them right back in the skillet on low.
From our kitchen to yours, enjoy!
Salmon is an easy and healthy protein to add to your dinner rotation, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a tastier salmon recipe than this honey lime salmon.
- 4 Salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- lime wedges, for serving
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 cloves garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until combined and bubbly.
- Place 4 salmon fillets on a lined baking sheet. Spoon the honey lime sauce over the salmon fillets and bake for 12 minutes, then broil on low for 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with fresh lime wedges, and enjoy.