Honey Garlic Sockeye Salmon

by Julie Cohn

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Our family life has been crazy lately–between my son’s college applications and senior class work load, my husband’s busy work schedule, and my job, volunteer time, and housework, we barely have time to breath, yet make every effort to sit down together for dinner every night.  One of our healthy go-to family meals is seafood, and this Honey Garlic Sockeye Salmon is a family favorite.

{I worked with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute for this sponsored post, but the recipe and all opinions are 100% my own.}

There is nothing better than fresh wild Alaska seafood, but living here in Arizona, fresh fish is a rarity.  Fortunately, I am able to pop over to my local grocery store, grab a bag of frozen wild-caught Alaska sockeye salmon from the freezer, do a little magic in the kitchen, and go from frozen to fork in 30 minutes!  Since we were ready for a time-out from our busy lives, I turned my Honey Garlic Sockeye Salmon into a gourmet meal with braised spinach and pureed sweet potato, so we could have quality family time together around a delicious meal.

Honey Garlic Sockeye Salmon

Do you know that 60% of all seafood harvested in the United States comes from Alaska?  Frozen Alaska seafood is harvested in icy cold natural waters, with fish that is lean and healthy, so the sustainable wild caught Alaska seafood I bring home from the grocery store is low in fat, with fresher than fresh flavor.  Because it is flash frozen, Alaska frozen seafood retains the healthy vitamins, minerals, and Omega 3 fatty acids of fresh wild caught fish, so it makes a healthy choice for family dinner (or breakfast…or lunch).  With five varieties of salmon, several varieties of white fish, including halibut and cod, and several varieties of shellfish, including king crab and snow crab, we can eat Alaska seafood all year….and so can you!

Alaska Seafood Marketing InstituteThe Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hosting free cooking demonstrations at over 600 grocery stores nationwide, so you can find delicious ways to cook seafood for your family too.  For more information about cooking demonstrations in your area, please visit this site, then type in your city name to find demonstrations in your area.

Are you ready for our delicious family favorite, from freezer to fork in 30 minutes?

Honey Garlic Sockeye Salmon

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Minced Ginger
  • 1/2 c. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 3-4 (3 ounce) Sockeye Salmon Filets

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then brush the foil with olive oil.

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Remove the salmon from the plastic packaging, rinse, then place it on the baking sheet.  Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.  While the salmon is roasting, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.

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Add the minced garlic and ginger and saute for about 3 minutes.  Mix in the honey, soy sauce, and rice vinegar, and heat to boiling on medium-high heat, stirring frequently so it does not stick.  When the mixture boils, reduce to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring as it thickens.

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Remove the salmon from the oven, reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees.  Drizzle the salmon with 3/4 of the honey garlic sauce.  Place the salmon back in the oven and roast another 5 minutes, but be careful the sauce does not burn in the oven.  Remove the salmon from the oven and serve immediately, using the remaining sauce as needed.

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This honey garlic sockeye salmon was deliciously served with braised spinach and pureed sweet potatoes, and my husband even drizzled some of the honey garlic sauce on the sweet potatoes.  Yum!

For more information, please visit the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute website for recipes and tips to cook frozen seafood.  You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.



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Mary Frances 10/16/2015 at 6:56 am

Wow! This looks, sounds and I’m sure tastes SO good!! I recently made salmon with Jenkins Jellies Guava Brava for my family and they loved it! I shall try this next. Thank you for sharing 🙂

deb 10/16/2015 at 3:10 pm

I’m not a real big fan of seafood, but this looks so delicious that I think I could have a new favorite. Going to have to give it a try…

Kelly G 12/10/2017 at 5:10 am

Honey Garlic Sockeye Salmon would be good

Lisa M Dolan 04/28/2020 at 9:57 pm

I made this recipe tonight. I used a 2lb Sockeye fillet and there was plenty of sauce. I have to say this was very delicious and I’ll be making it again soon. Thank you for the recipe!

Chidi 07/12/2021 at 7:01 am

I made the recipe, it was very delicious!!! The only problem was the left over sauce started sticking together and became very hard. I thought I added too much honey, not sure.

Julie Cohn 07/12/2021 at 12:36 pm

I am glad you enjoyed it. I am sorry about the sauce, perhaps it was cooked too long? Maybe add a bit more vinegar next time?


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