This all-in-one broiled salmon sheet pan dinner is perfect for when you want to eat well but don’t want to work for it. Sweet, savory and full of flavor, this recipe for honey glazed salmon requires only 7 ingredients and comes together in just 25 minutes.
Ingredients Needed for This Recipe
- kosher salt and black pepper
- sugar snap peas
- extra-virgin olive oil
- skin-on salmon
How to Broil Honey Glazed Salmon
- Toss snap peas with oil, salt and pepper. Broil the snap peas until slightly tender and starting to char.
- Meanwhile, stir together the ingredients for the honey glaze.
- Make some room on the baking sheet for the salmon fillets. Arrange the salmon skin-side down and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the honey glaze over the salmon and broil until charred and cooked through.
- Sprinkle scallions over salmon and peas and serve with additional glaze and lime wedges.
Tips for Making the Best Honey Glazed Salmon
- Use fresh, thick fillets of salmon. If it's hard to find thick salmon in your area, ask the seafood counter to give you a 1½-pound center-cut fillet of salmon, then cut it down into 6-ounce pieces yourself (or ask the counter to do it for you). I find Whole Foods reliably has thick quality fillets.
- Keep an eye on the salmon and snap peas as they broil. Every broiler is different and salmon can quickly go from perfect to over done.
- Pull the salmon out of the over when the internal temperature reaches 120ºF (48ºC) to 125ºF (52ºC). The FDA recommends cooking salmon to 145ºF (63ºC), but for the best quality and most delicious salmon, it's best when cooked to 125ºF (52ºC). I pull salmon out of the oven when a digital instant-read thermometer (my favorite!) registers 120ºF (48ºC)—it will keep cooking as it rests on the sheet pan.
How Long to Broil Salmon
Broiling salmon is a quick and easy cooking method. So how long do you need to broil salmon? The quick answer is 6–10 minutes.
But there are a few factors you need to consider first.
- Thickness of salmon: the thicker the piece of salmon, the longer it will need to broil until it’s cooked through. The thinner the fillet, the less time it will need to broil. This is why I offer a measurement of how thick the salmon fillets should be for this broiled salmon recipe.
Ideally, the fillets should be between 1 and 1 ¼ inches in thickness. If you can only find thin wild-caught fillets, that’s OK, you’ll just need to decrease the cook time.
> Salmon fillets that are 1 to 1 ¼-inch thick will broil for 10–12 minutes.
> Salmon fillets less than 1-inch in thickness will broil for 4–6 minutes.
- Rack location: when broiling, I recommend setting the rack 6-inches from the heating element. This is usually on the second notch down from the top. I've always found this to be the level where ideal cooking-to-browning ratio is achieved.
- All broilers are different: it’s important to know your broiler. Some run hotter while others run cooler. Additionally, some broilers have both a high and low setting while others simply have a “broil” setting. This recipe calls for broiling on high.
Variations on This Broiled Salmon:
- Use red pepper flakes instead of cayenne.
- Use lemon zest instead of lime zest. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice instead of lime juice.
- Use cumin and chili powder in place of coriander and cayenne.
- Swap the snap peas for asparagus (keep an eye on the asparagus as it will likely need less time than snap peas).
- Add thinly sliced shallots to the snap peas and skip the scallions.
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A quick and easy sheet pan salmon dinner! This broiled honey glazed salmon is sweet, savory and packed with flavor from coriander, lime and a dash of cayenne. Broiled with snap peas and finished with scallions and fresh lime juice—fresh and flavorful!
- 2 pounds sugar snap peas, strings removed
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 lime, zested
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander, or cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon filets, 1–1 ¼ inches thick*
- 2 scallions, sliced
Heat broiler to high with rack set 6-inches from element.
On a large baking sheet, toss peas with oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Broil peas until slightly tender and starting to char, 3–6 minutes (see notes below)*
Meanwhile, whisk together honey, 2 teaspoons lime zest, coriander, cayenne, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
Clear four spaces on baking sheet and arrange salmon fillets skin-side down on prepared sheet; pat dry and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of glaze in a separate bowl for serving; spread remaining glaze evenly over salmon fillets.
Broil salmon until mostly opaque but center still looks undercooked, tops are charred, and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the centers registers 120–125ºF (48–52ºC), 10–12 minutes.
Spoon reserved glaze over salmon and sprinkle with scallions. Serve with lime wedges.
Salmon: for this recipe, the thicker your salmon fillet, the better. However, if you can only find thin wild-caught fillets you can still make this!
Here’s how to adapt the recipe: broil snap peas until tender and somewhat charred. Add salmon to baking sheet and broil until cooked through and flaky, 4–6 minutes.
Snap Peas: The fresher more plump the peas are, the longer the broiling will take. The smaller and less plump the peas are, the less broiling time they will need. Additionally, every broiler is different, so keep an eye on them and give them a toss every couple of minutes as needed.
Coriander: if you don’t have coriander you can substitute with cumin, though I really prefer coriander here.
- Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet + ¼ of the snap peas
- Calories: 407
- Sugar: 26g
- Sodium: 524mg
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 40g
- Cholesterol: 75mg
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