This is one of my very favorite salmon recipes. So easy to make and so flavorful, it’s the perfect throw-together recipe for busy weeknight dinners or weekend dinner parties. The salmon is pan-seared on the stovetop directly in the honey garlic sauce first, before being transferred to the oven for a quick broil. The result is perfect flakey glazed salmon in the best tangy, sweet, and delicious honey garlic sauce. If it’s your first time doing something like this, give it a try, it’s not as fancy as it sounds.
Preheat your oven to broil. Season your salmon fillets and whisk together the honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, and water in a small bowl. Set aside.
Add the olive oil and butter to a large oven-safe skillet and heat until the butter is melted. Sauté the fresh garlic for about 1 minute. Add the prepared sauce into the pan, combine with the garlic, and bring it to a gentle simmer.
Nestle the salmon fillets, skin-side-down, in the sauce. Cook for 4-5 minutes, basting the top of each fillet with sauce and pan juices as it cooks.
Transfer the skillet to the oven. Broil for 5-6 minutes, or until the edges are slightly charred and the salmon is fully cooked (salmon should reach an internal temperature of 145°F). Drizzle with additional sauce and serve.