Honey Lime Pan-Seared Salmon

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I'm always trying to create a simple yet seemingly sophisticated salmon recipe, and I think I might have finally hit the jackpot.  This dish balances perfectly both tangy and sweet, while also providing just enough kick, thanks to the cayenne pepper.  You'll love the surprise hint of lime instead of the expected lemon.  The pan-sear gives this salmon a crisp and savory finishing touch.

Your entire family is sure to love this Honey Lime Pan-Seared Salmon!  Need another incentive to give it a try?  From prep to plating, this recipe only takes 15 minutes. Take into account a busy work day and that is almost as irresistible as the dish itself! Leftovers are also perfect to pack for lunch or add to a salad.  

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Honey Lime Pan-Seared Salmon

This dish balances perfectly both tangy and sweet, while also providing just enough kick, thanks to the cayenne pepper. You'll love the surprise hint of lime instead of the expected lemon. The pan-sear gives this salmon a crisp and savory finishing touch.

INGREDIENTS

  • SALMON
    • 2 salmon fillets, dried with paper towels
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • GLAZE
    • Zest from 1 lime
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • Juice from 1 lime (~2 tablespoon)
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • OPTIONAL GARNISH
    • Chopped Cilantro

METHOD

  1. Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth.
  2. Season salmon fillets with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium heat.  When hot, add oil and then seasoned fillets.  Cook on each side until cooked through (about 3 minutes on each side).
  4. While salmon cooks, pour glaze into a saucepan.  Thicken the glaze on medium heat, whisking occasionally (about every 30 seconds).  The glaze is done when it is golden and consistency of artificial maple syrup.
  5. When the salmon is done, top with the warm glaze and chopped cilantro, if desired, and serve.

MORE INFO

SERVINGS: 2   |   PREP TIME: 5 minutes  |   COOK TIME: 10 minutes

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