Salmon is a versatile fish, and learning how to properly sear and glaze salmon can give you some delicious and healthy meals that the whole family will love. This honey and garlic glazed salmon recipe only requires a few ingredients, and helps you practice your fish searing skills at home!

How To Properly Sear Fish

To sear fish, you need to get your pan incredibly hot and have it coated well with oil. When you place the fish skin down onto the pan, you should hear a good sizzle.

Leave the fish to sizzle skin-side up for a few minutes, to crisp up the fish, and give it a delicious sear. After a few minutes, try to lift the fish with a spatula. If the fish lifts easily, it is ready to be flipped. If it doesn’t, leave it for a little while longer.

Flip the fish and cook it for a few more minutes skin-side down, to crisp up the skin and allow the fish to cook through fully.

Searing fish is as easy as that! Just make sure you get the pan temperature right and that you allow your fish enough time to crisp up, but not to overcook.

Honey And Garlic Glazed Salmon

Honey And Garlic Glazed Salmon

To practice your searing skills, try this delicious honey and garlic glazed salmon recipe!


  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a bowl, add the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Whisk the ingredients together well.
  3. Place a large skillet on high heat on the stove. Add in two tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot*, add the salmon skin-side up. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook the salmon until it is golden, for around 5 minutes, and then flip it over and add in the other tablespoon of oil.
  5. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook it until it is soft and fragrant, which should take around 1 minute.
  6. Add in the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, and red pepper flake mixture and the sliced lemons to the skillet.
  7. Cook until the sauce reduces by a third, and continue to baste the salmon with the sauce.
  8. Once cooked through and the sauce has reduced, take the salmon off the heat and serve with sliced lemon.

*When leaving the oil to heat in the skillet, make sure that it reaches a high temperature, but that it is not smoking. If left to reach its smoking point, the oil can burn the salmon and give it a burnt taste.

Try out the honey and garlic glazed salmon recipe, test out your searing skills, and enjoy a delicious meal at home! Serve the salmon with a side of green vegetables and steamed rice.

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