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When the weather isn’t ideal for outdoor grilling, we can’t get enough delicious baked salmon recipes! This easy Honey Soy Glazed Salmon is a quick and healthy dinner that’s ready in about 15 minutes. Best of all, the kids love it, too!

A honey glazed salmon filet served on a white plate, garnished with fresh parsley and lemon slices.
Table of Contents
  1. Healthy Baked Salmon with Honey Soy Glaze
  2. Ingredients for Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
  3. How to Make Baked Honey Glaze Salmon
  4. What to Serve with Honey Glazed Salmon (Salmon-Friendly Side Dishes)
  5. Prep and Storage Tips for Baked Honey Soy Salmon
  6. Honey Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe Variations and Tips
  7. More of Our Best Salmon Recipes
  8. Honey Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe

Healthy Baked Salmon with Honey Soy Glaze

If you’re looking for a lighter dinner idea that doesn’t require hours of time in the kitchen or too many weird ingredients, then you have come to the right place.

My oven-baked honey soy salmon is a great recipe for weeknight dinners that appeal to even your pickiest eaters. There’s just something special about that sweet and savory glaze, that crispy exterior, and the buttery, moist fish inside!

Salmon is loaded with health benefits. In fact, having just two servings a week can greatly reduce your risk of several diseases! If your household loves salmon as much as ours, then it’s worth it to put multiple salmon recipes on the weekly menu. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids – which are great for heart and brain health – as well as vitamin B12, which is good for the central nervous system. It’s a great source of protein that’s also incredibly versatile in many recipes.

Honey glazed baked salmon filets sit on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, garnished with fresh lemon slices and parsley leaves.

Ingredients for Honey Soy Glazed Salmon

There are only a handful of simple ingredients you need to make this delicious honey salmon recipe. Salmon is also readily available at most grocery stores, so it’s perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. As always, you can find the complete ingredient list in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. 

  • Soy Sauce: be sure to use low-sodium soy sauce if you want to control the salt in the dish.
  • Honey: a simple sweetener for the glaze. You could also sub this out with maple syrup.
  • Orange Juice: gives the honey soy glaze a slight citrus flavor, which pairs perfectly with salmon.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: enhances the deep, umami flavor in the glaze.
  • Garlic Powder: just a hint of aromatic flavor for the glaze; you could also use fresh minced garlic for a honey garlic sauce.
  • Salmon Filets: fresh or frozen and thawed filets are fine for this recipe.

What type of salmon is best for baking? 

There are plenty of different types of salmon available – and some are better for baking than others. Farm-raised Atlantic salmon is probably the most common and affordable type of salmon you’ll find in grocery stores. Coho and sockeye salmon both have higher fat contents, which means they hold up well to searing and baking – two common salmon cooking methods.

Should I use fresh or frozen salmon for baking? 

You can use either fresh salmon or frozen salmon filets for this recipe. I typically recommend thawing salmon before cooking, but it’s a fickle process to make sure the salmon stays out of the food bacteria danger zone while thawing. If you’re short on time, you can bake the salmon filets from frozen.

Should I buy skin-on salmon or skin-off? 

When prepared correctly, salmon skin is perfectly okay to eat. However, it depends on your preference. You can make this easy honey soy salmon with skin-on salmon or skinless salmon. Because we’re baking the salmon, we might not get the same crispy salmon skin as pan-fried, but it will still be edible and delicious.

Four raw salmon filets sit lined up on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

How to Make Baked Honey Glaze Salmon

Cooking salmon in the oven is one of the easiest ways to make a delicious salmon dinner. With just a few minutes of prep time, this honey soy salmon recipe is perfect for any night of the week.

  • Pat the salmon filets dry with paper towels, then line them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, skin-side down.
  • Mix the honey glaze ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  • Baste the glaze on the salmon and then set aside the rest of the glaze to use later.
  • Bake the glazed salmon at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes, basting with the remaining sauce halfway through for more flavor. 

How do you make a simple honey soy sauce glaze for salmon?

This easy honey glaze for the baked salmon comes together with just a handful of basic ingredients — most of which you probably already have in your pantry! You’ll need soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, orange juice, garlic powder, and of course — honey.

Whisk them all together, and your prep work is basically done! I’m telling you — 5 minutes is all you need! You’ll have enough glaze for 6 or 8 salmon filets, if necessary. I only make 4 filets in this recipe (which feeds my whole family) and use the remaining sweet and savory glaze to bast the salmon during baking for extra flavor.

A person brushes honey soy glaze over raw salmon filets on a parchment lined baking sheet.

What to Serve with Honey Glazed Salmon (Salmon-Friendly Side Dishes)

This fancy salmon recipe is so darn versatile you can serve it with just about any side dish that your family loves. I often pair the glazed salmon fillets with a starch and a vegetable.

Prep and Storage Tips for Baked Honey Soy Salmon

For deliciously flavorful, tender salmon, you can marinate the salmon in the honey soy mixture at room temperature for up to 1 hour. Salmon tends to get mushy when it sits (especially in a marinade) for longer than a few hours, so I do not recommend marinating the salmon for any longer than 3-4 hours. 

  • To Store Salmon: store any leftover salmon filets in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • To Reheat Baked Salmon: reheat in the oven – slow and slow at 275 degrees F for about 15 minutes – until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 125°F to 130°F. If you can, moisten the salmon with olive oil or extra honey soy sauce to prevent the fish from drying out.

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe Variations and Tips

  • You can swap out the honey in this salmon glaze for maple syrup instead.
  • You can swap our Worcestershire sauce for sesame oil for a more nutty, savory flavor.
  • Garnish your oven-baked salmon fillets with fresh lemon slices or fresh parsley for a bright burst of flavor. You could also drizzle fresh lemon juice over the salmon before serving.
  • Add a kick of heat by adding red pepper flakes to the honey mixture. The flavors of fresh garlic and fresh ginger also pair well with sweet and spicy salmon.
  • Line your baking sheet or dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup!
  • For a gluten-free glazed salmon recipe, substitute Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce.
A silver fork holds a bite of fresh baked honey soy glazed salmon. The filet is garnished with lemon and parsley.

More of Our Best Salmon Recipes

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 284 kcal
This quick and easy baked honey soy glazed salmon recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner! With less than 10 minutes of prep, you've got a delicious, healthy dinner on the table fast.


  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Optional, for serving: fresh lemon slices or chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Place salmon in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish or on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Pat salmon dry with paper towels and season liberally with salt and pepper.
    4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.
    2 Tablespoons soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons honey, 1 Tablespoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Brush soy sauce over the fish. Reserve remaining soy sauce mixture for basting.
  • Roast salmon in the 450 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste with additional sauce halfway through the baking time.


  • You can swap out the honey in this salmon glaze for maple syrup instead.
  • Garnish your oven baked salmon fillets with fresh lemon slices or fresh parsley for a bright burst of flavor.
  • Line your baking sheet or dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup!
  • For a gluten-free glazed salmon recipe, substitute Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce.
What to serve with the Salmon:
This fancy salmon recipe is so darn versatile, you can serve it with just about any side dishes that your family loves. I often pair the glazed salmon fillets with a starch and a vegetable.


Serving: 1salmon fillet with 1/4 of the sauceCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 34gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 593mgPotassium: 873mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1.7mg
Keyword: baked salmon recipes, Glazed Salmon, honey soy glazed salmon
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This recipe was originally published in February, 2013. It was updated in December, 2018.


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    1. Hi, Miah! Sure — some pepper would be nice, and maybe some onion powder if you have it? Enjoy!