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Sheet Pan Honey Lemon Salmon & Broccolini


A simple honey lemon salmon recipe baked up on a sheet pan with broccolini. Serve over rice and drizzle with the honey lemon sauce. Makes a great meal prep lunch.

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy salmon – from air fryer salmon patties, to lemon pepper salmon, and this sheet pan honey lemon salmon!

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“Delicious, super simple and fast, – thank you for a great recipe that I’m making again and again!”

– Carmen

This saucy honey lemon salmon is infused with delicious sweet and savory flavors thanks to the garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and honey! It’s totally juicy and feels like a fancy meal, but is simple to prep for a weeknight dinner.

Best of all, you only need one sheet pan – making cleanup so simple! The sauce thickens right in the sheet pan, and is delicious drizzled over the salmon with rice and broccolini!

Reasons you’ll love this recipe

  • it cooks up on a sheet pan for simple clean up
  • the sauce adds delicious flavor to both the salmon and broccolini
  • it can be prepped for meal prep and reheated throughout the week

Watch the video below to see exactly how I prepped thishoney lemon salmon. It’s so simple! You can find more of my recipe videos on my YouTube channel, or on Facebook.

ingredient notes

raw salmon filet sliced up from overhead on cutting board
  • Salmon – you can use sockeye, coho, chinook – or whatever kind of salmon you can obtain your hands on at the grocery store. You’ll want 5 oz salmon fillets that are 1.5 inches thick; otherwise you may need to alter the cook time. Make sure that you slice your fillets into similar sized pieces.
  • Honey – adds sweetness to balance out the soy sauce.
  • Soy sauce – we used reduced sodium, you can swap for coconut aminos or bragg’s liquid soy seasoning for a gluten-free option.
  • Garlic – fresh garlic is recommended for the top flavor!
  • Broccolini – is slightly sweeter and more tender than broccoli, and went amazingly well with the honey and lemon flavors in this recipe! See how to cook broccolini 3 ways here.

step by step directions

Heat oven to 425°F. Arrange salmon and broccolini on a sheet pan. Brush the salmon with olive oil, and toss the broccolini to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

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Bake for 10 minutes.

While salmon is baking, shake up the sauce ingredients until no clumps remain. Drizzle the salmon and broccolini with the sauce, return to the oven and set to broil.

Broil for 2-5 minutes, then rotate halfway. Keep an eye on it as all broilers are different and you don’t want to burn it!

When the sauce has thickened, remove from oven and drizzle over salmon and broccolini. 

Serve over rice with sesame seeds and green onion.

Tip – Make sure to wash the sheet pan quickly after eating; it becomes difficult to clean after it sits for a while!


FAQ

Can you cook salmon from frozen?

We don’t recommend it as it will cook unevenly and risks overcooking/drying out. However, salmon does thaw really quickly! If you’re in a rush – add frozen salmon packets to a large bowl of cold water to thaw faster.

What temperature do you cook it to?

If you are using an internal thermometer, we recommend cooking to 125°F for medium-scarce, and 145°F for medium-well. See more tips on how to cook salmon here!

Serve it with

Honey lemon salmon is delicious served with:

This honey lemon salmon worked great as a meal prep lunch!

  • Fridge – let cool completely, then portion out salmon with rice and broccolini in 2 cup glass meal prep containers in the fridge for up to 4 days
  • Reheat – in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, or in the microwave until steaming hot.

NOTE – while salmon is secure to store for up to 3-4 days in the fridge, I personally prefer to eat it within 2 days. See more about food safety + cooked salmon here.

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A simple honey lemon salmon recipe baked up on a sheet pan with broccolini. Serve over rice and drizzle with the honey lemon sauce. Makes a great meal prep lunch.

  1. make sure you cut your salmon into similar-sized pieces so that it cooks through evenly; I like to use a kitchen scale to weigh out 5 oz portions. Recipe was tested with 1.5 inch thick fillets; for thinner portions, you’ll need to reduce the cook time.
  2. for a gluten-free variation, replace the soy sauce with bragg’s liquid aminos, tamari, or coconut aminos
  3. nutritional information excludes garnishes and rice.

Tip – Make sure to wash the sheet pan quickly after eating; it becomes difficult to clean after it sits for awhile.
Storage

  • Fridge – let cool completely, then portion out salmon with rice and broccolini in 2 cup glass meal prep containers in the fridge for up to 4 days
  • Reheat – in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, or in the microwave until steaming hot.

Serving: 1/4 batch (note 3), Calories: 345kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 355mg, Potassium: 344mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g




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