Honey-Lime Glazed Salmon

Honey-lime glazed salmon with zucchini noodles

Jesse and I rarely eat salmon, or fish in general for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, we like it, but fresh wild-caught fish is often pretty expensive. Halibut is my absolute favorite fish, but often one of the most expensive of the bunch. I’m not a fan of sea bugs (shrimp, scallops, crab, etc.) and am even pretty picky about the fish I do like. As you can probably guess, salmon is one type of fish that I do enjoy, at least most of the time (sometimes it doesn’t taste good to me — also depends how it’s prepared). I actually like the taste of lake salmon better than ocean salmon because it’s more mild, but we only have ocean salmon out here. If I want lake salmon, I’ve got to go home to Michigan. Anyway, coho salmon fillets were on sale at Whole Foods this past weekend, so Jesse and I decided to pick up a couple. I didn’t have any sort of recipe in mind, but then realized I had a fresh lime in my refrigerator, and that became my inspiration.


  • 2 fresh wild salmon fillets
  • 1-2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1-2 Tbsp melted grass-fed butter
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 9×9 pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, honey, lime juice, sea salt and pepper.
  3. Place fish fillets skin side down in the pan. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon glaze over the fillets, covering completely.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until fish is cooked through.

Serve with vegetable of your choosing. We ate our fish with warm zucchini noodles drizzled with sea salt and avocado oil. It’d be great served over a bed of steamed or sautéed kale as well.

10 thoughts on “Honey-Lime Glazed Salmon

  1. Shonnie October 9, 2012 / 9:18 am

    I stink/suck at making salmon. I love zuccihini noodles … got some in the drawer of the fridge that I think I am gonna stirfry with the rest of my butternut squash! yeah … yeah … yeah!

  2. paleoinpdx October 9, 2012 / 9:27 am

    Haha, I’ve had my share of bad experiences cooking salmon/fish too. I always pray that it’ll turn out well, but it’s never a guarantee!

  3. Cinnamoneats October 9, 2012 / 11:57 am

    I’ve never attempted to make salmon, I keep thinking I’ll mess it up big time! This recipe makes it look so good though :) I’ll have to give it a try I think :)

    • paleoinpdx October 9, 2012 / 9:27 pm

      You just gotta do it! This recipe would be a good one to start with ;)

      • Cinnamoneats October 10, 2012 / 10:06 am

        True! I’ll have to keep an eye out for a sale :)

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