This honey garlic salmon is a one-pot recipe that gets done in less than 20 minutes and needs only 6 ingredients, most of which are pantry staples. Garlicky, tangy, and sweet this will soon become your next favorite fish meal.
In a skillet, heat the oil, place the salmon skin-side down. A cast-iron skillet or this frying pan works best for this recipe as it spreads heat evenly. Tip - Keep the heat to medium-high and don't flip the fish for the first two minutes. This will ensure you have nice crispy skin.
Cook for 6 to 8 minutes carefully flipping on all sides every 2 minutes (see video).Tip - Salmon is very delicate, so use tongs and don't move and flip too often. Give it a minute on each side.
Then, remove from the pan and set aside.Tip - We remove it from the pan after a few minutes to prevent it from overcooking. Use a flat spatula to lift the salmon up and out of the pan.
Garlic honey sauce
To the same skillet, on medium-low heat, add the butter and garlic, and cook for a minute until fragrant.
Then, add the lemon juice and honey, and cook for another minute.
Next, add the parsley and return the salmon back to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes coating well with the sauce. Tip - Do not overcook the fish and sauce at this time as the butter will burn and the honey will caramelize.