Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce

AKA, Knock-Your-Socks-Off Salmon. Seriously, this is the best dish I’ve ever made.

Tristan doesn’t even like salmon, but we’d had some in the freezer for ages, and it was time to clean house. When I found this recipe on Cooking Classy and saw that browned butter, honey AND lime were involved,  if ever a recipe would win him over, this was it.

I’d never made salmon before, and there were definitely some “uh oh” panic moments, in which I may have screamed “GOOGLE HOW TO CUT A FROZEN FILET!” This made it all the more gratifying when Tristan pronounced it Delicious. And I agreed!

Without further adieu:

Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce

4 servings

You will need:

  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets, rested at room temperature for 20 min. (Mine were still frozen, despite attempts to thaw them 24 hours in advance. Note the picture of the carefully saran-wrapped filets in a glass bowl, as instructed)
  • 8 tsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • zest of 1 – 2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 recipe Browned Butter Lime Sauce (recipe below)
Browned Butter Lime Sauce
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter, diced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Honey Glazed Salmon 4 - Torie and Tristan



  • Note: Prepare two salmon fillets at a time or use two skillets, because you don’t want to overcrowd the salmon when cooking it on the stovetop or it won’t cook evenly.
  • Place salmon fillets on a cutting board or plate and sprinkle 1 tsp flour over each side of the salmon fillets and spread flour to evenly coat.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil into a 10 inch non-stick skillet, swirl pan to evenly coat bottom. Once oil is hot, carefully place salmon in pan and drizzle honey on one side (less than 1 tsp); cook over medium heat, 3-5 minutes. Flip over and drizzle honey on the other side and cook an additional 3-5 minutes. Salmon should be cooked through with bottom nicely browned.
  • Plate salmon immediately, drizzle each fillet with 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp Browned Butter Lime Sauce and sprinkle with lime zest. Serve warm.

Honey Glazed Salmon 3 - Torie and Tristan Honey Glazed Salmon 5 - Torie and Tristan

Browned Butter Lime Sauce
  • Place butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, swirling pan occasionally, until butter has a nutty fragrance and has turned an amber shade.
  • Remove from heat and add browned butter along with lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper to a blender. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute until well blended. Pour sauce into a small glass dish until ready to serve; might need a whisk before pouring onto salmon.

Honey Glazed Salmon - Torie and Tristan

And here’s the final product. Buttery, sweet, tangy. Lightly crisped on the outside yet melts in your mouth.

Header - Torie and Tristan

If you try this recipe, do let me know what you thought! I need to know if it is not, in fact, that best thing you’ve ever tasted.




  1. Looks delicious! I could eat salmon all day, every day. Usually I just like a little S&P and a spritz of lemon juice but this looks really good too, and I might just have to try it!

    How do you like your Ninja blender? We have an Oster that works okay-ish (not the best) and it is freaking LOUD and I hate it.

    1. This recipe is like dessert! I love my Ninja blender! It’s loud, and I didn’t use it for the longest time because when we were living in an apartment, I felt guilty. But now I’m used to it and we use it almost daily. And it doesn’t seem as loud, even though I’m sure I’m just used to it now :). The Ninja just has a lot of built in features that prevent you from ruining the motor (and thus protecting your investment).

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