Baked Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon is a delicious sweet and sour dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes! The simple ingredients make this dish a no-fuss meal that will be enjoyed by everyone. Make it a brown butter-themed meal and serve it with a side of browned butter brussels sprouts 🙂

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

This is one of those dishes that absolutely melts in your mouth. Baked to perfection, you can’t go wrong with this perfect recipe! This honey glazed salmon recipe is so easy and comes together so quickly, it’s sure to be an instant favorite in your house!

Now about the baking time. It really depends on the size of your salmon fillets. 10-15 minutes is usually a safe bet on baking time. Still not sure if your salmon is done? You can check the doneness with a fork. The salmon is done when it flakes easily or the internal temperature of the thickest part reaches 145°F.

When baking salmon, be sure to bake it skin-side down to protect the more delicate part of the salmon from overcooking. Plus, it’s easier to remove the skin from the salmon after the fillet has been cooked.

The browned butter adds something magical to this recipe. It just takes a couple of minutes to do and creates the most amazing subtle “nutty” flavor to the salmon.

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon in SkilletHow to make Browned Butter Honey Glazed Salmon

Browned butter sounds fancy and complicated but it is not.   The process of browning butter includes slowly heating butter in a saucepan until it starts to bubble.  You then whisk vigorously until the bubbles create a foam and eventually turn golden brown.  Pro tip:  once the butter turns golden brown, make sure to pull it from the heat. The burning happens relatively quickly once you get to that point.

To make browned butter salmon, you will make the browned butter and then add in the honey lemon and garlic.  You will reserve half at this point because you will need it later.  Add in your salmon filets and sizzle for 6 whopping minutes.  That’s it!  Serve it up with a little extra sauce!

Fork with Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon

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Baked Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Baked Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon is a delicious sweet and sour dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes! The simple ingredients make this dish a no-fuss meal that will be enjoyed by everyone.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 salmon fillets, 5-6 ounces each
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • lemon wedges, for garnish
  • parsley, for garnish


  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  • In an oven-proof skillet (stainless steel or light-colored bottom), melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter foams, swirl until the foam dissipates. Continue swirling until golden-brown bits form at the bottom.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and stir in the honey, lemon juice, and garlic. Pour half of the sauce into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add the salmon fillets to the skillet, skin side down, and transfer to the oven to bake for about 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 145°F. (Baking times will vary depending on the size of your fillets.)
  • Serve the salmon warm with the reserved sauce and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.


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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. My sister and I had it for dinner along with asparagus and it turned out great. I’m definitely saving this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I was just reading about fermented garlic cloves in raw honey. Also how to ferment sliced lemons. This recipe would be awesome using the fermented garlic and honey, plus a couple slices of fermented lemon.

    1. I was wondering the same thing. It says to fry in brown butter for 6 minutes. But the article says preheat oven to 400? STOVE TOP OR OVEN?

  3. Best salmon I’ve ever had but….six minutes was not long enough (I cooked two pieces). 14 minutes was perfect.

    1. Brown Butter is a technique for cooking the butter. It doesn’t have anything to do with brown sugar.

    1. Wow, you do not know what you’re missing. Once you’ve had salmon, you are ALWAYS going to want salmon!

      1. 5 stars
        Cynthia Warner: I agree about salmon!! I could never find a fish I liked and went to Kroger and got a couple slabs with there seasoning on it in a baking bag and it was soooooo good. I’m going to try this recipe later it looks really good too. We also went deep sea fishing and I caught a 75 Yahoo, when we got back to shore they asked me if I wanted to sell it or keep it and I kept it!! The Captain of our boat cut it up for me. What is strange is the only tuna I like is in the can and I thought I would like it regardless!! By the way this was in Georgia, off the coast of Savanna and our captain took us out 72 miles it was so awesome!!

      2. I agree but I like the sounds of ur recipe. Usually I don’t like salmon due to it’s rather bitter taste
        Definitely going to try this recipe
        Salmon loaded with omega3 and so good for you

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