4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/2 cup salad)

Serve an elegant, company-worthy dinner in just 40 minutes. A mixture of lemon juice, honey, ginger, and garlic acts as both a marinade and a glaze for the salmon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine honey, 2 tablespoons juice, water, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Pour honey mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; arrange fish in pan, skinned side up. Let stand 20 minutes. Turn fish over; sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes. Remove from oven.

Step 3

Preheat broiler.

Step 4

Brush fish with honey mixture; broil 7 minutes or until fish is browned and flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 5

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, oil, and pepper in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until blended. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Serve salad with fish.

Step 6

Wine note: Honey intensifies the rich meatiness of salmon in this dish, which requires a clean, crisp wine. I love Havens Albariño 2004 from Napa Valley, California ($24). (Albariño is a Spanish white grape.) -Karen MacNeil

Chef's Notes

If sage honey isn't available, substitute alfalfa or another light-colored, mild honey. For bolder flavor, try a dark honey, such as gallberry.

Ratings & Reviews

squirrelsmom's Review

December 21, 2009
I have made this several times and always to "why don't we have this more often?" I'm not usually fond of two steps for cooking, but this is worth it. I do cut back on the honey and it can easily be overcooked if you aren't careful.

sgtpeper's Review

August 20, 2009
Excellent! Quick and so easy. My kids, ages 21 and 17, loved it. I served the salmon over rice, putting the sauce on top of the salmon and let drip on to the rice. I will make for Christmas Eve and for other special occasions. Without a doubt will make again.

SharonEB's Review

January 07, 2013
This was really fantastic! One of the best salmon recipes I've ever tried. Baking it before broiling cooked it perfectly and kept it from charring too much. I don't know what "sage honey" is so I sprinkled some ground sage in regular honey...which is probably not what it is. :) But it was good like that. If you do use regular honey, I suggest using only 1/3 cup because the honey flavor is pretty intense. This one is definitely a keeper!!

chefmarynorton's Review

January 09, 2013
Delicious with or without the ginger. Served with basmati rice. Quick, easy, healthy, minimal clean-up. A winner!

cjbuddy's Review

November 28, 2011
Fantastic! Cut recipe in half and used regular clover honey. So simple and delicious.

JennC35's Review

April 04, 2009
I love this recipe. The ginger gives the salmon a fresh flavor. It is easy and fast to make. My mother in law raves about this dish when I made it for her. I like the top of the salmon to have a nice browning so I throw it in the broiler for a couple minutes after the oven baking. Looks professionally made !

sb3386a's Review

February 07, 2012

andief's Review

January 27, 2012

KaterynaY's Review

February 15, 2011
Delicious, elegant, nutritious. Recommend serving with slice of lemon.

daneanp's Review

July 06, 2014