BEST Honey Teriyaki Salmon cooked in just ONE PAN with a sweet-savory 5-ingredient glaze in under 20 minutes! Easy recipe for any level home cook.

A while back my husband and I along with our good friends chartered a boat and captain to take us salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. The captain supplied everything from the boat to the bait, rods and reels and most important,but above all, the expertise on how to catch salmon.

With about 20 pounds of fresh fish in the freezer, we had it coming out of our gills. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Trust me – the recipes is way better than the jokes. 

Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon is pan seared for a lightly crisp outside and cooked until flaky inside with a tangy-sweet glaze over all of it. Plus, the whole thing cooks in one pan in just 20 minutes! 

salmon with honey teriyaki glaze on bed of brown rice

I try to eat salmon once a week. There are all kinds of ways you can cook it, including this Cucumber Dill Salmon, a popular recipe on the blog. 

Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon cooks quickly enough for weeknights but is elegant enough for entertaining. 

What’s in Honey Teriyaki Salmon?

  • salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil

The glaze:

  1. teriyaki sauce
  2. honey
  3. ground ginger
  4. lime juice
  5. cilantro

How to make Honey Teriyaki Salmon:

Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a bowl then set it aside. 

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, then season the salmon filets with salt and pepper to taste. Carefully place the salmon skin side UP in the skillet. 

Cook 4-5 minutes or until golden and seared (the salmon will be cooked about 3/4 of the way at this point) then turn the salmon over.

Brush the top and sides of the salmon with the glaze then pour any remaining glaze around the sides of the salmon. Cook 2-3 more minutes over medium to medium-low heat or until it’s cooked through. NOTE: cook times will vary depending upon the size of your filets. The glaze will thicken as the salmon cooks.

Serve right away.

Is salmon healthy?

Yes! Salmon is a healthy fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids which is thought to help reduce blood pressure, lessen inflammation and help protect against some cancers.

Salmon is also full of protein and vitamins and is said to help brain function, immunity and promotes strong bones.

looking for more salmon recipes?

Salmon KabobsGrilled Salmon skewered with vegetables basted with a fresh lemony garlic-herb Mediterranean sauce.

Cucumber Dill Salmon – pan seared salmon drizzled with a creamy cucumber dill sauce. Ready in under 20 minutes. 

Honey Mustard Salmon – pan-seared salmon topped with a simple light, creamy honey Dijon fresh herb sauce. Readers call this recipe “absolutely amazing”.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon – looking for easy AIR FRYER seafood recipes? This salmon (brushed with teriyaki glaze) cooks in just 10 minutes. Crispy outside, juicy inside and loaded with delicious flavor.

Enjoy!


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teriyaki salmon pairs perfectly with butternut squash with a simple bed of rice

Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Quick and easy one pan teriyaki glazed salmon in under 20 minutes! Perfectly cooked salmon with a delicious 5-ingredient glaze
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine seafood
Servings 2
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 6-7 ounce salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a bowl then set it aside. 
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, then season the filets with salt and pepper to taste. Carefully place the salmon skin side UP in the skillet. 
  • Cook 4-5 minutes or until golden and seared (the salmon will be cooked about 3/4 of the way at this point) then turn the salmon over.
  • Brush the top and sides of the salmon with the glaze then pour any remaining glaze around the sides of the salmon.
  • Cook 2-3 more minutes over medium to medium-low heat or until the salmon is cooked through. NOTE: cook times will vary depending upon the size of your filets. The glaze will thicken as the salmon cooks. Serve right away.
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18 Comments

  1. I made this last night and WOW!! The flavor is so good and super easy to make/follow. Love the flavor combo of the glaze. It paired really well with a cilantro lime slaw that I added pineapple to.

    1. Thanks so much Lauren! Mmmm cilantro-lime-pineapple slaw sounds like the perfect side with teriyaki salmon 🙂 Thanks for trying the recipe. So glad you liked it!

  2. .\My preference is fresh Spring. Pan frying is fine but for full flavour and texture I sear one inch thick filets for 30 seconds per side and then lay on a parchment lined tray and bake on the middle shelf of the oven, preheated to 450F for about 4 – 5 minutes. Lemon wedges certainly but a Parsley sauce for satisfaction. A good Reisling for pairing.

    1. Thank you Juliette! Any way you can get salmon is good in my book 🙂 So glad you enjoyed the recipe – thanks for taking the time to comment ~ Bernie

    1. Hi Kayla – the measurements for the glaze are below in the recipe box at the bottom of the post. You can view it – or even print it – there. I hope you’ll try the recipe. If you do I’d love to hear how you like it. Enjoy the day ~ Bernie