Baked salmon with honey, lime, garlic, butter


After eating this, I will never eat salmon any other way!

Looking for a meal that’s easy to prepare and guaranteed to impress every time? Then this baked salmon with honey garlic lime butter is just right for you. 

It’s my reliable go-to for those days when I’m craving something hearty but want to keep time in the kitchen to a minimum. 

The rich flavors of honey, lime and garlic harmonize perfectly, giving the salmon a sweet and spicy taste that is simply irresistible.

Inspired by a dish I discovered at a food festival, I modified the recipe for even quicker preparation, perfect for those evenings when the kitchen is just another stop in a busy day.

Whether it’s a special occasion or you just need a nutritional boost, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this salmon dish. It pairs beautifully with a variety of side dishes, from a light kale and avocado salad to hearty roasted baby potatoes or jasmine rice, and pairs perfectly with the honey-lime sauce.

Baked salmon with honey, lime, garlic, butter

Serves 4


4 salmon fillets (6 ounces)

Salt and pepper to taste

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

4 minced garlic cloves

2 Tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of lime juice

Zest of a lime

2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley for decoration

Lime wedges for serving


Preheat the oven to 180 °C. For easier cleanup, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet.

In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, honey, lime juice and zest.
Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the salmon fillets.
Bake with a fork for 15-18 minutes or until salmon falls apart easily. For a golden brown finish, grill for the final 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to burn.Sprinkle with parsley, add a squeeze of lime and serve hot.

Variations and Tips:

For a spicy touch, add red pepper flakes or a touch of Sriracha to the butter mixture.
Bottled lime juice can substitute fresh in a pinch, although fresh lime offers unmatched flavor.

Make extra sauce for an easy meal prep solution – delicious with roasted chicken or vegetables.
Transform leftovers into a new meal by crumbling salmon over a salad or tossing it with pasta.

Don’t forget the parsley garnish to give it a touch of elegance and color.

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