Honey salmon in a cast iron pan with green beans on the side.

Asian Honey Glazed Salmon with Green Beans

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: Asian


Honey Glazed Salmon is an easy to make and healthy dinner recipe. The Asian-influenced honey lime salmon sauce crazy delicious and perfect for spooning over the simple sauteed green beans.



  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or another neutral-flavored oil)
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced (or grated) ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 1 lb. trimmed green beans
  • Optional: minced cilantro, to garnish


  1. Evenly coat the top of the salmon fillets with the paprika, salt, and pepper. Move an oven rack to the top position and turn your oven to broil.
  2. Heat the oil in a large cast iron or non-stick, ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons of the honey, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of water to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the salmon fillets to the pan, bottom side facing down. Cook for 3 minutes then drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey over the top of the salmon and put the pan into your oven. Broil for 2 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
  4. Remove the salmon from the pan and cover to keep warm. Put the pan back on your stove on high heat and add the green beans. Let them cook for 5 minutes, or until they start to soften. Season to taste with salt.
  5. Serve the honey salmon with the green beans on the side and any of the sauce left in the pan poured over the top of the salmon. If using, sprinkle a little cilantro over the top.