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Honey Garlic Salmon Fillets with Soy, Chilli and Lime

Sweet honey, salty soy, tangy lime and a kick of chilli – a delicious sticky moreish sauce coating skinned fillets of sweet salmon. Serve with rice or noodles to absorb all these delightful flavours and dress up with spring onions and sesame seeds; you have a spectacular tasting and looking dish in no time at all.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Supper
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chilli, Garlic, honey, lime, noodles, rice, Salmon, soy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Susan


For the basting sauce:

  • 80g runny honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce (I use Kikkoman reduced salt)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder *1
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes

For the salmon:

  • 4 fillets of skinless salmon

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

For the garnish:

  • Sliced spring onion/scallion
  • Sesame seeds 
  • Chopped coriander


  1. Collect together your equipment (see Recipe Notes below) and ingredients.

  2. Make the sauce:


    a) mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, OR

    b) measure the ingredients directly into a jam jar. Screw on the lid and shake well to mix.

  3. Cook the salmon: heat some oil in a frying pan large enough for the fillets, over a medium hot temperature.

  4. When hot, add the salmon, top side down, and cook for around 3 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.

  5. Very carefully turn the fillets and continue to cook for a further 3 minutes or until nearly cooked to your liking.

  6. Using your kitchen tongs and some kitchen roll, dab the oil in the pan to remove.

  7. Add all the basting sauce and bring to the boil. Cook on high for 2 minutes to thicken the sauce, basting the salmon as you cook.

  8. To serve: serve the salmon on the rice or noodles, drizzled with the sauce and garnished with sliced spring onions, chopped coriander and some sesame seeds. Serve some salad or green vegetables on the side.

Recipe Notes


  • kitchen scales and measuring spoons
  • jam jar and lid or mixing bowl and balloon whisk 
  • chopping board and knife
  • frying pan large enough for 4 x salmon fillets
  • kitchen tongs and kitchen roll

Serving options:

  • Rice - ideally sticky rice
  • Noodles
  • Edamame
  • Avocado
  • Green salad dressed in Asian Salad Dressing
  • Green vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, asparagus 

Garlic – if you prefer to use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, use 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 

Ginger – this would also be delicious with some added fresh ginger. You will need around 15g peeled and grated fresh root ginger or try adding ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger.