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Honey Garlic Salmon and Asparagus (One Pan Meal)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 605kcal
This easy and healthy one pan meal is perfect when you need dinner on the table fast. Honey garlic salmon is ready to serve in less than 30 minutes and it's a flavorful dinner that the whole family will love!
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  • 1 Fresh Atlantic Salmon Side cut into 6 ounce portions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 cloves Stonemill minced garlic in oil
  • 4 tablespoons Simply Nature honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Carlini Olive Oil
  • fresh asparagus ends cut


  • Pat the salmon dry and cut into 4 filets. If you have extra, keep the extra for an additional meal. (SEE NOTE) Season with salt and pepper to taste and then cayenne pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the butter and allow to melt.
  • Add the garlic and heat for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the honey, lemon juice, and water. Whisk to combine. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbling and slightly reduced.
  • Add the salmon, skin side down, to the skillet. Baste in the sauce.
  • Add the asparagus around the salmon. Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the salmon on medium, covered and skin side down for 15 minutes.
  • Turn your oven to broil. Uncover the skillet and place in the oven to broil for 3-5 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to an internal temperature of 145F. If your asparagus is thin and you're worried about burning, you can remove the asparagus from the skillet before broiling.
  • Serve and enjoy!



  • My salmon side was 3 lbs. so after cutting into 6 ounce portions I had quite a bit of extra salmon. I stored the rest in the fridge and used it for another meal the next day. 
  • Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
  • The salmon is cooked when the flesh flakes away with a fork.
  • When the salmon is cooked it should be an internal temperature of 145F.
  • I like to serve the salmon with the skin on as it gets nice and crispy. If you prefer, you can serve the salmon without the skin, but it's best to cook it with skin for a richer flavor.


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 1728mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 727IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg