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You know the one thing I love about summer cooking?

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

Well actually there are a lot of things I love about summer cooking, but what I love most is that fact that summer recipes are usually simple, and require very little time to make. This salmon is 100% a summer recipe. It can be ready to eat in just about twenty minutes and involves only pantry staple ingredients and fresh summer produce. Yes, please!

I’ve been wanting to make a crispy glazed salmon like this one for forever now. One of my favorite flavors is sweet and spicy and I love the combo on pretty much any kind of seafood. Since my motto right now is all things simple, easy, and healthy…ish, I figured this salmon would be prefect for today! Plus, with the 4th of July this past Tuesday, a lot of us have been on vacation this past week. Therefore, I thought we all might be in need of a healthier recipe as we start to close out the week. But don’t worry, as I do on most Fridays, I’ve got something sweet for you guys tomorrow!

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

Okok, here’s how this salmon goes down. You’ll want to find really good salmon fillets with the skin on. Yes you guys, leave that skin on. It’s add flavor while the salmon cooks, keeping the fish moist. Plus the crispy skin is actually incredibly delicious.<– kind weird to some, but I swear it’s really good!

The sauce is a simple base of honey, chiles, a little soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and lime…that’s it. I know it doesn’t seem like much but I promise it is so good. The honey thickens and glazes the salmon creating the perfect sticky sauce to coat the fish. Because I like a little spice to balance out the sweet honey, I also added some chili paste and ginger.

To top the dish off I made an Asian summer slaw with purple cabbage, thinly sliced nectarines, and a mix of other veggies.

When I served this to my family before leaving for Mexico I made a side of rice and doubled the slaw! It’s a great healthy dinner for just about any night of the week.

 20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

Also, and I know I’ve totally said this before, but when the weather is hot and the sun is out, I try to spend a little less time in the kitchen cooking, and a little more time outside enjoying the summer sun. Which is another reason why I forced myself to come to Mexico and mostly unplug from work life for a quick second.

Even though I have not totally disconnected, it was nice to take break and hang with my family. The internet is pretty much non-existent here, so I’m so sorry if any of you are waiting for a response to a question. I’m hoping to get back to you all tomorrow, sorry for the inconvenience, I’ll be home tonight and will be working on getting caught back up!

I’m sad to leave Mexico, but feeling ready to get back to it! In the meantime, I’m leaving you with honestly one of the bestest everyday salmon recipes!

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest


20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 603 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Asian Summer Slaw


  • 1. Preheat the broiler to high.
    2. Rub the salmon all over with sesame oil. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
    3. In a small bowl, combine honey, sambal oelek, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice. Pour the sauce into the skillet and allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add salmon, skin side up. Transfer the skillet to the oven and broil for 2-3minutes, watching closely until the salmon skin is crisp.
    4. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the slaw and toss to combine.
    5. Serve the salmon topped with the slaw and drizzled with any extra sauce in the pan. Enjoy!
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20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

For real, this sauce is perfection.

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  1. I have tried cooking with the recipe but the salmon fillets in Vietnam are a little… bad, not as good as in this post. But my family still enjoy it and I’m could make a new dish. Thank you for your hard work!

  2. Decided to use this self-quarantine time to go through my “try this” folder. Glad to start with this recipe. It was outstanding! Loved the crispy skin and the done-ness of the salmon – YUM! I added some arugula, tomatoes and yellow pepper to the salad to make it a little more robust. Thanks again, Tieghan for your continued inspiration. Your recipes have so upped my game!

  3. Hey! This sounds amazing and can’t wait to try it. Wondering if you recommend a certain cast iron skillet brand? I just checked your shop but didn’t see one. Thank you for so many amazing recipes!!

    1. Hi Liz! I always use Staub brand for my cast iron skillets! I find them to be the best, but they can be pricey! I hope this helps! xTieghan

  4. Hi! Made this recipe tonight (halved the sauce and salmon fillets for 2 people) and the sauce burned and the salmon was not fully cooked after 2-3 minutes under the broiler. What do you think went wrong?

    1. Hi Marina! I think the sauce burned because you halved the recipe. You need to have enough sauce in the pan or it will cook down too quickly. Try using the full amount of sauce and adding water if it thickens too quickly on you, but I don’t think you will need to if you used the full amounts for the sauce (you can reduce the amount of salmon). Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

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