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Hot Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

Photo by Bobbi Lin @bobbilinstudio
  • Prep Time
    45 minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • 1 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Mike's Hot Honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 inch peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 3 gloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 salmon fillets, about 1 1/2 pounds

Whisk coconut aminos, Mike's Hot Honey, lemon juice, ginger, and garlic together until honey dissolves.

Place salmon fillets, skin-side up, in marinade. Allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes, preferably for 30.

Preheat broiler to high. Remove salmon from marinade and transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Put the salmon under the broiler skin-side down, and broil without turning until exterior is well-caramelized and the fi sh is just cooked through, 7–10 minutes, depending on thickness and the distance from broiler.

Serve with salad or seasonal vegetables as desired.

Rich in protein, essential fatty acids and a host of vitamins and minerals, salmon is a nutritious main dish that many people prepare with fresh herbs and lemon. Although the tried-and-true method is a tasty option, there are other delicious ways to prepare the fish.

Mike's Hot Honey is the perfect way to spice up salmon, thanks to its sweet-heat flavor that comes 100% pure honey infused with chili peppers. Ready in just 45 minutes, you can whip up Hot Honey Glazed Salmon for a quick lunch, but the bold flavor also makes it a crowd-pleaser for dinner parties and family gatherings.

People who love fish and spice will be hoping for seconds, and the medium difficulty means you don't need a lot of experience to prepare it properly. Read on for our full Mike's hot honey salmon recipe and for pairing inspiration.

What Sides Can I Eat This Dish With?

When choosing sides for honey hot salmon, go for things that have a similar sweet heat flavor profile but introduce new notes to enhance the meal. Here are some top picks for pairings:

  • Rice: Serve your favorite variety of rice alongside salmon with hot honey glaze, or cut the salmon into pieces and serve over top the rice to turn this dish into a tasty bowl. If you go this route, you can add pickled cucumbers, chopped avocado, thinly sliced red radishes and other fixings.
  • Salad: A cool salad can balance out the heat of this hot honey salmon recipe. Try our Hot Honey Orzo Summer Salad made with fresh blueberries, freshly grilled corn, crisp arugula and your choice of nectarines or peaches, or dial up the sweetness with our Watermelon & Feta Salad.
  • Brussels Sprouts: With their natural bitterness, Brussels sprouts are a delicious companion for hot honey salmon. Prepare them your favorite way or try our Hot Honey, Bacon & Parm Brussels Sprouts recipe.
  • Peas: Fresh or frozen peas add color and a touch of sweetness to the plate. Steam them and season with fresh mint for a new way to enjoy them or prepare a batch of our Pea & Feta Toasts with Hot Honey as an appetizer.

What Salmon Should I Use?

There are many kinds of salmon out there, and understanding the differences between them can help you select the best one for your meal.

Wild Vs. Farmed

Salmon can be either raised on a farm or caught in the wild. Although nutritional profiles vary from variety to variety, wild-caught salmon tends to have more calcium and less fat but more cholesterol per serving. Either kind can be a tasty option, so choose based on availability and your nutritional needs.

Fresh Vs. Frozen

Fresh salmon can be prepared as soon as you buy it, but it can be harder to come by than frozen. If you prefer fresh, consider mail order or check markets that specialize in fish. Frozen salmon is best thawed overnight in the refrigerator. You can store it in the freezer for up to four months, giving you the freedom to buy ahead and prepare hot honey glazed salmon when the mood strikes you.


There are a few main varieties of salmon to consider. Any of the following can be used to prepare hot honey salmon, so select one based on your texture, flavor and color preferences:

  • Chinook: This variety has a high fat content, which gives it a buttery texture. This variety is often the most expensive type available in stores.
  • Sockeye: Known for its strong flavor, this variety has a higher oil content and a deep red color. It's a great pick for grilling.
  • Coho: If you prefer a lighter, milder salmon, coho can be a great pick.
  • Atlantic: The most common type available in stores, Atlantic salmon has a fatty texture and a rich taste.

Cooking Method

For this recipe, we'll be using the broiler to cook hot honey salmon at a high temperature from above. If you prefer to grill, pan fry or bake, you can certainly do so. Just add the glaze and prepare the fish using your preferred method.

What Other Ingredients Do I Need to Make Hot Honey Salmon?

In addition to Mike's Hot Honey and salmon, you'll need a few other ingredients to make hot honey glazed salmon at home:

  • Coconut aminos: A thin, dark sauce made from the sap of the coconut palm tree. You can find it in many grocery stores or buy it online. If you wish, you can also substitute soy sauce for coconut aminos.
  • Lemon juice: For the brightest citrus flavor possible, purchase fresh lemons and squeeze. them yourself. Pop the lemon in the microwave for 15 seconds to make juicing easier.
  • Fresh ginger: Look for ginger that has firm, smooth skin that is thin rather than thick.
  • Fresh garlic: Get your garlic smashed in no time by placing it under the blade of a knife and applying pressure.

We have more delicious hot honey recipes on our website, but if you're ready to get cookin', find out where to buy hot honey.

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