Honey Lime Salmon

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Hi all– I almost called this simple salmon–because that’s what it is!  And I love the sweet, citrus, slightly spicy sauce.  And it’s ready in about 15 minutes!

I’m planning to make it for a summer dinner out under the maple trees with friends soon as school’s out. Serve it up with sweet corn, a bright salad, something cool and pretty to drink and a table full of old friends on a warm night.  Perfect.

HONEY LIME SALMON
5 tab. honey
grated peel of one lime
2 tab. lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. Thai chili sauce (or Sriracha)
4 salmon fillets
2 tab. olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper
green onion, extra lime for garnish

In a small sauce pan, stir together the honey, lime peel, lime juice cornstarch and chili sauce until the cornstarch is all blended (no lumps!).  Then heat the sauce for a couple minutes until it thickens, stirring now and then.  Set aside.

Salt and pepper both sides of the salmon fillets.  Heat the olive oil in a skillet and then lay the salmon in gently.  Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side (depending on how thick your salmon is), just until it’s beautifully browned and flakey.

Move it to a plate and brush each piece of salmon with the warm sauce.  Garnish with the green onions and lime slices.  So easy and delish!

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11 thoughts on “Honey Lime Salmon

  1. Yum, yum, yum!!! Thank you for this. 🙂 Quick question: is there another sauce thickener that I can use instead of cornstarch? My body tends to react weird to it. (I’ve heard of kudzu though not sure exactly what that is) Blessings ❤

  2. I don’t love salmon but My husband does, so I’m always looking for a good recipe and this sounds amazing! I’m going to try it next week. I think the little sweetness in it will probably make it my favorite salmon recipe 😊

    • Hey Daisy– we do try to eat salmon pretty often. When the kids were home, they weren’t big fish eaters, so we eat more now– and this really is a favorite. How are things with you all?? Do yo have summer plans? hugs from here…

  3. Love, Love, Love salmon and I bet this would be a big hit here. I’m trying to get my guys to eat fish once a week and meatless another day. The struggle is real with these carnivores. -Kat

    • We have the same game plan Kat– trying to eat fish every week–usually salmon, so easy and fast, and less meat. It’s easier with just the 2 of us eating (no picky eaters!)

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