Transforming Strength Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

Pan Seared Honey Garlic Salmon is a nutritious and healthy recipe recommended by Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach Matt Hartsky.


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon (lime) juice
  • 2 – 3 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 x 3 oz each salmon fillets, skin on/off
  • 1 – 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lemon/lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon fillets in a large resealable Ziploc bag and pour marinade over.
  • Squeeze as much air out as possible and seal the bag.
  • Gently move fillets around inside the bag to make sure they are all evenly coated.
  • Place flesh side down and let marinate 15 minutes.
  • Preheat large non-stick skillet on low – medium heat and add oil, making sure it coats the bottom of the skillet evenly.
  • Place salmon fillets flesh side down leaving enough space in between them.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, cook another minute and flip over.
  • Repeat: cover, cook for 3 minutes, remove the lid and cook for another minute.
  • If your skillet is not large enough, I recommend cooking in two batches. If you over crowd the skillet, cooking time increases by a few minutes for each step.
  • Serve hot garnished with green onions, alongside quinoa and steamed broccoli – my favorite.
  • Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container.

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