This recipe for Honey Garlic Butter Salmon is a quick and healthy weeknight meal. I had some frozen salmon portions in the freezer that I had bought earlier in an attempt to try and eat healthier and tonight was the night to use them. I also had some frozen green beans I had to use up and put them on the sheet pan for an easy one pan meal. Well, besides the saucepan I used to melt the butter and honey sauce. I had this recipe saved on my Pinterest board for a while. It has been adapted from Cafe Delites Honey Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil for Scott and I. Cooking for two can sometimes be more difficult than a large crowd.
When I get home from work at 5:30ish I am usually hungry and don’t feel like waiting for something that is going to take 30 minutes to prep and another 45 minutes to cook. If it’s not easy I will have cheese and crackers or frozen pizza, or just go out and eat. This recipe was quick to prep and quick to cook.
I only had salmon portions but you could easily use a side of salmon for this recipe. I also used individual foil sheets for each portion, but one large sheet of foil would be fine. The green beans were a total afterthought because I knew the salmon wouldn’t be enough. Mashed potatoes were awful tempting but would defeat the whole point of the healthy meal. Mashed potatoes are so very hard to resist…
HONEY GARLIC BUTTER SALMON
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice and lemon slices for garnish
- 1 lb salmon
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375
- Line a baking sheet with foil. I used foil sheets
- In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add the honey, garlic and lemon juice, whisk until melted and well combined.
- Place salmon on to foil sheets folded up to so that the sauce doesn't run out.
- Pour honey butter sauce over the salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place lemon slices on top of the salmon.
- Fold foil over the salmon to seal in the sauce.
- Bake until cooked through 10 - 15 minutes depending on the size of your salmon and how well done you like it.
This recipe was delicious and satisfying. I am really trying to get more fish into my diet, and this is definitely healthier than a Heggies Six Pack pizza. Baby steps! I probably wouldn’t make this if the kids were going to be home for supper, but who am I kidding? I can’t remember the last time they didn’t come strolling in around 9 – 10 looking in the fridge for something to pop in the microwave. Family dinner is few and far between these days. When did my babies grow up? Good grief.
This recipe was quick, easy, flavorful and filling. If you like salmon give this one a try. The honey garlic butter sauce is very rich but the lemon cuts the richness a bit. I added more lemon than the recipe called for just because Scott doesn’t like his food super sweet. You can adjust that to your taste. The leftovers could be used in a pasta salad or salmon burgers, if you have any.