grilled salmon with honey lime glaze

Honey Lime Glazed Salmon

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This Honey Lime Glazed Salmon is tender, flaky, and full of flavor. The tanginess of fresh limes balances out the sweetness of honey. Takes just 30 minutes or less!

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 4



For the Glaze:

  • 5 TB pure honey
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 TB fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Sriracha (or more if you like)

For the Salmon:

  • 4 center cut salmon fillets (68 oz each), towel-dried to remove excess moisture
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: chopped cilantro or sliced green onions for garnish


  1. Make the Glaze: In a small heavy saucepan, whisk together all glaze ingredients until cornstarch is fully dissolved. It’s important that no bits of gritty cornstarch is remaining, as even a tiny bit of undissolved cornstarch will result in a clumpy glaze. Turn heat on to medium high. Continue whisking and simmering until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cover; keep warm.
  2. Cook: Grease and heat outdoor grill or indoor cast iron grill pan, until oil is smoking. Sprinkle a light layer of kosher salt and black pepper on both sides of salmon fillets. Grill salmon about 2-3 min per side over medium-high heat, or just until cooked through; don’t over cook. The key to tender salmon is removing it from heat as soon as it’s barely cooked through, as it will continue to cook a bit after removing from heat. (Actual cook time depends on the temperature of your fish prior to cooking, temperature of grill, and thickness of fillets.)
  3. Serve: Serve salmon immediately with warm honey-lime glaze. Garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions, if desired.


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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1516
  • Sugar: 348.2 g
  • Sodium: 173.9 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 350.3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 39.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 86.9 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Grilled Salmon, Honey Lime Salmon, Salmon Recipe