Easter has crept up on me like the daffodils have sprung up overnight! Spring is dropping hints that she may finally be coming and we are so ready for her! We’ve been busy with our pup, training him, socializing him and trying to have a more normal life, having friends and family around, socializing for
our my sanity! So I’ve been the queen of quick and easy dinners the last few weeks. Fish is one of the fastest things to cook and when Spring starts doing her thing I am more likely to be cooking more fish. I have to admit we all sort of fell out of love with salmon for a while, I don’t know why it happened we used to love it. Maybe it was just too much of a good thing. So I went on a mission to get it back on the menu and this recipe for honey glazed salmon has made my family fall in love with salmon again.
This honey glazed salmon is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. You let your salmon fillets soak up that lovely marinade of honey, lime, and garlic for at least 30 minutes. Cook up that marinade, make it nice and sticky then brush it on your salmon, grill the salmon and you’re done, super tasty honey glazed salmon on the table in no time and the whole family will love it. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or something nice for the weekend. Serve it with some stir-fried green veggies and you have a fab lunch or add some steamed rice or new baby potatoes and you have a very satisfying dinner. Tasty, quick and easy, what more could you ask for?
To make this glaze nice and sticky I cook it up in a pan by melting a tablespoon of butter, then add a scant tablespoon of light brown sugar. Add the leftover marinade then cook over a medium-high heat, stirring all the time, until the sauce is reduced and is good and sticky. Brush this over your salmon then pop it under the grill add the coriander at the end of cooking and voila super tasty salmon. The lime, garlic and coriander make the salmon fresh and zingy, the honey and sugar adds a lovely sweetness but doesn’t overpower the salmon. You still want to get that lovely salmon flavour, your marinade or glaze should add to the salmon not drown it out.
Now if you’re not keen on salmon but still want to make this recipe, firm white fish such as cod or pollack would work well too. Want to cut down on time and have this on the table in 10 minutes? Marinade your salmon overnight then cook it up pronto then serve with quickly stir-fried veggies. And if you want to turn this into something special get yourself a nice side fillet of salmon, follow the recipe but glaze and grill the whole fillet. Serve at the table with new baby potatoes, green veggies or salad, this really is a lovely family lunch.
Honey Glazed Salmon with Lime and Coriander
- 4 fillets of salmon, skin on 450g of salmon total weight
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp runny honey
- 1 lime zest and juice about 3 tbsp of juice
- 1 fat clove of garlic minced
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Make the marinade by whisking together the oil, honey, lime zest and juice, and the garlic.Pour the marinade into a shallow dish then place the salmon skin side up into the dish.Cover the dish then pop in the fridge and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat the grill to medium hot.Place the salmon skin side down on a baking tray lined with tin foil. Keep the marinade.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the sugar and once the sugar has dissolved stir in the remaining marinade.Keep stirring the bubbling marinade until it is a thick consistency.Brush the warm marinade over the salmon fillets then grill the salmon for about 7 - 10 minutes, depending on how thick your fillets are. The salmon is cooked when the salmon is opaque and firm.Halfway through cooking brush the salmon again and sprinkle the coriander over the salmon.Any remaining glaze can be poured over the salmon when served.
- Serve immediately with stir-fried green vegetables, wedges of lime and rice if you wish.
- I used 4 salmon fillets but you could use a small side of salmon if you would like to make this more of a showstopper dish.
- To get the honey to run off the spoon easily, first, use the spoon for the olive oil then the honey, it should slide off the spoon much quicker.
- Always use fresh limes, limes that have been sitting around your kitchen for a week or so will leave a bitter taste when used for cooking.
- Try and buy the best salmon you can get your hands on, preferably wild Alaskan salmon.
- Calories are approximate and are per salmon fillet with glaze.
More tasty fish recipes for great weeknight dinners:
- Fish Cakes with Quick Lemon Tartare Sauce
- Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
- Thai Fish Cakes
- Grilled Salmon Tacos
- Spicy Baked Fish Tacos
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