This Honey Soy Salmon is an easy restaurant quality recipe done in less than 30-minutes on the Blackstone Griddle or stove top. Perfectly seared salmon filets that are glazed with a sweet and savory sticky sauce that will have everyone in your family converted to a seafood lover by the end of dinner.
Why this works
- Crazy quick - Honey Soy Glazed Salmon takes very little time to cook on the griddle just like our Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry.
- Outstanding flavor - the flavor on this dish is outstanding and it'll disappear fast just like our pulled pork.
Ingredients you will need
Here is a quick snapshot of the ingredients you'll need for this recipe. Scroll to the recipe card where you will find the exact measurements.
- Salmon - should be a thicker filet with the skin removed. Buy ½-inch or thicker fresh filets from the seafood counter at the store. Ideally it should be purchased the day you cook it to ensure optimum freshness.
- Ginger - should be fresh but you can substitute with ground ginger if this is what you have on hand.
How to make this
Step 1: Making the glaze and prepping the salmon
Combine in a large measuring cup or small bowl the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, ginger, and honey.
Add the minced garlic and cornstarch. Whisk all the ingredients together and set aside.
If the salmon you purchased has the skin on then remove this with a filet or boning knife. Start by removing any visible pin bones. Place the salmon skin side down on the edge of the cutting board.
Hold the tail or side of the filet where the meat is very thin. Make a cut between the flesh and the skin. In a fluid motion holding the tail of the filet make a cut down the length of the filet.
Ideally you are cutting away from yourself. If the piece you are holding onto is a little slippery use a paper towel to get a better grasp. Once the skin is removed then throw it away, and be sure to clean any loose scales from the cutting board or meat.
I recommend cutting the salmon into 2-3 inch wide pieces for easier cooking. Once this is down season the filets with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 2: Cooking and glazing the salmon
Preheat the Blackstone griddle to 350- to 375-degrees. This will be on the lower end of your settings or medium-heat. Add some olive oil to the griddle and smooth on the surface with your spatula. Add the salmon filets to the cooking surface.
You will want to cook the salmon until the flesh appears to be cooked 75% up the side of the filets. This process can be sped up by covering them with your dome for a few minutes.
Flip the salmon over to finish cooking. Once the salmon has finished cooking or has reached an internal temperature of 145-degrees it is time to add the glaze.
Slowly pour the glaze over the salmon and onto the griddle. It will thicken very quickly. Use your spatula if needed to keep the glaze from going into the grease trap. It should only take about a minute of two for the glazed to thicken.
Once the glaze has thickened remove the honey soy glazed salmon and the glaze to plate for serving.
Stove top cooking - follow the directions above but remove the salmon from the pan before adding the glaze in. Add the glaze to the pan and once thickened return the salmon to coat then serve.
Be sure to choose fresh salmon with no fishy smell. Fish is best cooked the day you buy it. Remember to keep your grill temperature on the lower side so the glaze doesn't burn when added to the grill.
If you want a sweeter glaze then change the measurements of the soy sauce and honey to ⅓ cup each.
Salmon skin is usually safe for people to eat, but there is a risk of ingesting any chemicals that may have been absorbed through it's skin while it was alive.
Generally it is skin side down if the skin was left on. If not still start on the same side as it is nice and flat. This will give you a more even cook and also keep your presentation side nice looking.
Serve this Honey Soy Glazed Salmon with some jasmine rice and asparagus. Or try it with some bacon Brussel sprouts.
Storage & Reheating
Serve immediately, or store up to three days in an airtight container. Reheat in microwave. Can be frozen up to three months, and thawed in refrigerator prior to eating.
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Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
- 4 salmon filets skinless, each cut into two pieces
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup soy sauce can use reduced sodium
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons ginger grated
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon cornstarch
- olive oil for cooking
- Mix together in a large measuring cup or small bowl all the ingredients in the glaze ingredients section. Whisk together thoroughly and set aside.
- Remove the skin from the salmon filets, and cut each filet in half. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat the Blackstone griddle to 350- to 375-degrees. The burners should be on the lower side of settings.
- Add some olive oil to the griddle. Add the salmon filets to cook. Salmon filets should be visibly cooked up to 75% of the thickness of the filets. Cover with dome in order to cook the salmon quicker to prevent burning.
- Flip and finish cooking the salmon.
- Add the glazing mixture to the griddle. Use a spatula to keep it on the griddle. Coat the salmon in the glaze. Once the glaze has thickened remove salmon and glaze from the griddle.
- Serve immediately, or store for up two to three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This can stored in the freezer for up to three months in freezer containers.