Baked Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon is a delicious sweet and sour dinner that’s ready in 15 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 🙂
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 that 6- minute baking time: It is recommended that for every half-inch of salmon you should roast/bake it 4-6 minutes. Baking for 4 minutes will give you salmon that is still a touch rare and at 6 minutes it should be cooked through. Still not sure if your salmon is done? You can check the doneness with a fork. The salmon is done when it flakes easily.
The browned butter adds something magical to this recipe. It just takes a couple minutes to do and creates the most amazing subtle “nutty” flavor to the salmon.
How 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. 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!
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BAKED BROWN BUTTER HONEY SALMON
Baked Brown Butter Honey Glazed Salmon is a delicious sweet and sour dinner that’s ready in 15 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
- lemon wedges to garnish
- Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
In an oven-proof skillet, 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 pan and bake for 6 minutes
- Serve the salmon warm with the reserved sauce and garnish with lemon wedges.
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