Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce

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I love salmon but hardly make it because I know that my boys won’t eat it. So I usually order it every time that we go out to eat. But I have been wanting to eat salmon for a long time so I decided to make it for myself for lunch. This was the BEST salmon I think that I have had. It tasted like I was at a 5 star restaurant eating this. And I love that it was pan seared and had a crust to it and it was so tender and melted in my mouth! And holy cow. Have you tried brown butter? It is like crack! I have made brown butter frosting before but this brown butter lime sauce to top the salmon was perfection!

I wanted to make my little boy try this when he got home from school. Because unlike the picky one, he will at least try everything! I had him try a bite and he said, Mom, this chicken is AMAZING!! I think I will make ‘chicken’ more often!! 😉

Honey glazed salmon with browned butter lime sauce on a white plate with 3 lime slices.

Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce

5 from 1 vote
I love that it was pan seared and had a crust to it and it was so tender and melted in my mouth!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 4 salmon fillets 6 oz.
  • 8 tsp flour divided
  • 8 tsp honey divided
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of 2 limes

Browned Butter Lime Sauce

  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Place the salmon fillets onto a cutting board and put 1 tsp flour on each side and evenly spreading the flour over the salmon. Evenly drizzle 1 tsp honey onto each side of the salmon.
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil into a saucepan and heat to medium. Since you don't want to overcrowd the pan, you may want to use two pans and use the other 1 tbsp of olive oil, or do two batches.
  • Carefully place the salmon into the pan and cook 3-5 minutes on each side browning each side of the salmon.
  • While salmon is cooking, to make the sauce heat the butter into a small saucepan. Swirl the butter occasionally until it has turned a light brown color and is fragrant. Remove from heat and whisk the garlic, honey, salt and pepper into the sauce.
  • Pour the browned butter sauce over the salmon and sprinkle with your lime zest and enjoy!


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Serves: 4

Calories521kcal (26%)Carbohydrates17g (6%)Protein34g (68%)Fat35g (54%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Cholesterol139mg (46%)Sodium517mg (22%)Potassium846mg (24%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar13g (14%)Vitamin A593IU (12%)Vitamin C4mg (5%)Calcium25mg (3%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Glazed Salmon, honey glazed salmon, salmon recipes
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. is it just me, or is the lime jucie missing in the brown butter instructions?
    other tan that, everyting sounds amazing.

  2. i love salmon but never know how to cook it or whether to buy fresh or frozen. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. I regularly buy large, fresh salmon fillets, then cut them into meal sized portions and freeze them in resealable freezer bags. Thaw when needed and cook how you like. If in a hurry, put the bagged salmon in a bowl of cool/tepid water to thaw faster. change water as needed.

  3. I was wondering if anyone has tried this recipe and cooked the salmon a different way…like in the oven or on the grill?

  4. Thanks for the recipe! Made tonight and it was delicious. Partner exclaimed that it was the best salmon he’s ever tasted. Little one was not a fan of the lime zest and had to scrape it off, but she enjoyed it regardless.

  5. Thanks for the recipe! We recently had salmon for probably the first time in my kid’s lives and they all loved it too. And they call every kind of meat chicken. Even if we correct them, it becomes salmon chicken, ham chicken, etc. Call it whatever you want if you eat it, haha!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing! This was delicious. My husband was so impressed and that doesn’t happen often! This recipe was easy and the payoff was amazing!

  7. This was Awesome!!! I was a little unsure of the sauce but it all came together so perfect! I just wish we would have had more.. my kids were devouring it too..thank you always for the best recipes! This will be a summer BBQ hit!

    1. I’m about to make this but …what’s the 3 tablespoons of lime juice for? …the sauce? …the pan? or just drizzle over the fish when done? I’m perplexed lol

  8. We have slowly been adding more Tilapia into our menus. The more we eat it, the more I am liking it. You have me convinced I need to try eating salmon next…but it definitely needs this brown butter sauce!

  9. Eek, so I have a weird, irrational fear of fish ever since I fainted at the fish hatchery in the third grade. So I never cook it at home, ever, but I do enjoy eating it at restaurants! One of these days I must conquer my fear because this looks SO good. Hello, brown butter on anything instantly makes it amazing times eleventy thousand. Love!

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