Grilled honey garlic salmon

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4


1 lb salmon fillets


For frying

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil

lemon wedges, crushed red chili pepper flakes, dried rosemary leaves for garnishing


  1. Thaw the salmon and pat it dry with a napkin and set it aside on a plate.
  2. Prepare the marinade using lime juice, minced garlic cloves, crushed red chili pepper, honey, salt, black pepper and dried rosemary leaves. Pour the marinade over the salmon and coat it completely with the marinade.
  3.  In a grill pan, heat ghee or olive oil over medium heat. Place the salmon skin side down, pour the leftover marinade over it and cook for approximately 6 minutes over medium heat. Flip the salmon gently and place the lid. Cook for another 6 minutes or until done. At this point, the marinade thickens and forms a caramelized coating on the salmon. Switch off the heat.
  4. Before serving, spoon up the sauce from the pan and slather it on the salmon. Add a dash of lemon juice and garnish with crushed red chili pepper and dried rosemary leaves.


Baking time for the salmon depends on its thickness. As a rule of thumb, for every half inch of salmon, bake it for 5-6 minutes.

To bake the salmon in the oven

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the marinated salmon on the baking sheet.Transfer it to the oven.
  3. Bake it for 13-15 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork (see note above). Broil it for a quick minute on low if you like the top of the salmon crisp.