A quick marinade in honey, soy sauce, five spice powder and garlic give this easy glazed salmon recipe so much flavor!
The broiler does magical things to that marinade and makes the most amazing glaze! Just look at that color!
Broil some green beans along side it, serve with some rice and you have a delicious weeknight dinner!
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This honey, soy, garlic and five spice glazed salmon is your answer to what's for dinner tonight!
A simple marinade provides flavor and a gorgeous sticky sweet glaze for the salmon.
If you want similar flavors, but a bit of heat, you have to try 15 Minute Honey Sriracha Salmon!
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Salmon - try to find pieces that are about the same thickness and size so that they all cook at the same time.
Lemon - used for squeezing over the fish and beans before serving. Don't skip this step, that final bit of lemon juice adds so much at the end.
Toasted Sesame Seeds - I buy white sesame seeds and toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Watch them closely, they go from golden to burned in an instant!
Green Beans - I used fresh, you could use thawed frozen. These broil quickly and are still quite chewy.
Tip - If you want yours more tender, do a quick steam, by putting about an inch of water in a pan, bring it to a boil, add the green beans in a steamer basket, put the lid on the pan and steam for 2 minutes. I do this a lot when roasting or broiling green beans, it allows me to get a nice char and keep the beans super tender.
Honey, Five Spice Powder, Soy Sauce and Garlic - what makes that delicious glaze.
Use it again - save some of that five spice powder to make Sticky Five Spice Chicken with Carrot Radish Slaw!
Toasted Sesame Oil and not pictured a Neutral Oil - for the green beans.
Step by Step Instructions
Begin by making the glaze (or marinade) by whisking together the honey, soy sauce, five spice powder and minced garlic.
Place the salmon on a platter and pour the honey soy glaze over it. Turn it over so that it is skin side up.
Let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Line a baking sheet with foil (the glaze is sticky!) and spray with cooking spray.
In a bowl, toss the green beans with the toasted sesame oil and a neutral oil and place on half of the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place a rack in the oven about 6 inches from the heat and set the broiler to high.
Tip - you want to preheat your broiler for 5-10 minutes, so do this when the salmon has been marinating for about 5 minutes.
Place the salmon on the other half of the baking sheet and brush with the marinade.
Broil for about 3 minutes, then toss the green beans. At this point I like to add the lemon wedges to let them get a little extra soft and juicy.
Broil for 3 more minutes.
To serve, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and add a lemon wedge to each plate.
The honey and soy sauce glaze with the five spice powder and garlic is amazing! Sweet and full of flavor.
The salmon and green beans all cook in one pan which is lined with foil for easy clean up. If you love one pan salmon dinners, and who doesn't, have you tried my One Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Mushrooms?
Be sure and check out all my Fish Recipes if you are looking for even more salmon recipes!
I originally found this recipe on Food & Wine in 2013 and have been making it ever since!
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Five Spice Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, five spice powder, and garlic.
- Place the salmon on a platter, flesh side up and pour the marinade over it. Turn skin side up so the flesh is in the marinade. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- About 5-10 minutes before the salmon is finished marinating, place a rack 6 inches from the heat and preheat the broiler on high.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a bowl toss the green beans with the neutral oil and sesame oil. Place on half of the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place the salmon on the other half of the baking sheet and brush the marinade over it.
- Broil for 3 minutes, then toss the green beans a bit and add the lemon wedges. Finish broiling for 2-3 more minutes.
- Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet, over medium heat, until golden.
- Serve sprinkled with the sesame seeds and lemon wedge.
The post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2020.