Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil (Oven or Grill)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

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This Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil can be made in the oven or on the grill — with just 5 ingredients and no dirty pans! It has a made from scratch honey garlic sauce that’s also great on chicken, pork or beef. Includes how to recipe video.


long image of honey garlic salmon piece on blue plate with rice and broccoli

It’s a BIG day here friends: this is the first seafood recipe of any kind on The Recipe Rebel.

Have you noticed this gaping hole?

I’m curious — how many times per week or month do you all eat seafood? For us, if I’m totally honest, it’s maybe once a month. But we’ve been working on changing that!

piece of honey garlic salmon on bed of white rice with broccoli on blue plate

We don’t mind seafood most of the time, but the way we eat it is pretty boring. It’s hardly even worth writing down.

But since one of my goals this year was to eat more seafood, finding new ways to make it and experimenting with other varieties (we eat a lot of white fish!) was a good excuse to experiment. And write it down.

I know this isn’t a surprise, but we love honey garlic sauce on anything. I have my go-to version that I used on these Honey Garlic Turkey Sloppy Joes and this Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables, so I tried it out on a piece of salmon that I bought to try to keep me on track with my resolutions.

Next up I definitely want to try recreating a salmon recipe I had in Ottawa last summer — it had the most delicious, savory crisp crust on it and I think it was the best piece of salmon I’ve ever had. If you have a recipe like this, leave it in the comments so I can try it!

whole salmon filet with honey garlic sauce in foil

Note: For this recipe, you can use a fillet with the skin or without — it’s super easy to peel the skin off after its cooked, so it doesn’t really matter either way!

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Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil (Oven or Grill) + RECIPE VIDEO

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This Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil can be made in the oven or on the grill — with just 5 ingredients and no dirty pans! It has a made from scratch honey garlic sauce that’s also great on chicken, pork or beef. Includes how to recipe video.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 171cal


  • 1 1-1.5 lb salmon fillet with skin or without
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and cover a baking sheet with a double layer of tin foil (you really want two layers!). Place salmon fillet on foil and pull the edges up around the salmon (don’t cover completely).
  • In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger and pour over salmon. Pull foil up and pinch together at the top so it’s completely sealed around the salmon.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes until salmon is firm and cooked through (you can also grill at the same temperature over indirect heat for about the same amount of time — right in the foil!). (Optional: you can open and broil for 2-3 minutes, but keep in mind that honey burns quickly). Serve immediately.


Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 171cal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 2g | Sugar: 17g

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  1. Maria D. says

    My daughter, now aged the big 20 😉, & my 15 other children are in love with ALL of your HONEY GARLIC recipes! We all know how it is, our children’s friends are our children too! I’ve been blessed to have seen them grow since Kindergarten. I was diagnosed with a # chronic conditions at 28 now 46 & was blessed to have been able to work from home & be the class mom & now continue to pack their, a bit more sophisticated, “goody bags” for their college dorms ! A thank you to them bc despite how busy they r with school & work they still find the time to take turns checking in on me daily! How lovely!
    Sooo I well WE all thank you for your quick & super yummy recipes!!!!
    Blessings to you & yours!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    We eat seafood ALL the time! Mainly salmon, though I do make walley, shrimp, and a few other kinds of fish occasionally, too. Although I often get stuck in ruts with the way I prepare it, so that can be boring! Honey garlic salmon is a favorite of mine. I have my own recipe, but I’m loving the addition of ginger in yours. Sounds perfect for busy weeknights!

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