Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon

Who knew that pricey glazed salmon dish you order in restaurants was so easy to make at home? With just a handful of ingredients, this delicious salmon is ready in minutes. Prepare with low sodium soy sauce and use olive oil to decrease the saturated fat content. Serve with brown rice and a green vegetable for a healthy and well-balanced meal.

2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
4  6-ounce salmon fillets (or 170 grams each), with or without skin
Juice from half an orange (about 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice)
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
Kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
Half an orange, sliced to serve

Heat butter (or oil) in a pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sear salmon skin-side up for 3-4 minutes. Flip and sear for 2 minutes. Pour in the orange juice and allow to reduce to half the quantity (it takes about 1 minute to reduce down if your pan is hot enough). Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Move the salmon to the sides of the pan and add in the honey and soy sauce, stirring well to combine all of the flavors together.

Bring to a simmer until reduced to a syrup (this takes about another 30 seconds to 1 minute), and move the salmon around in the sauce to evenly coat. Remove from heat once the salmon is cooked to your liking. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Drizzle with the sauce to serve. Best served over rice, noodles, steamed vegetables or with a salad.

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