Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon Marinade

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Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon Marinade
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Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon Marinade Recipe – This quick and easy salmon marinade is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a salmon dinner, with only 5 minutes of prep! The simple, classic combination of lemon, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and olive oil makes this the best salmon marinade for grilling or baking. Enjoy!

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Salmon Marinade

Salmon marinade is a wonderful way to flavor your fish fillets, especially when grilling or baking salmon. This salmon marinade recipe with fresh ingredients will give your salmon a wonderful taste without overpowering the fish.

Salmon Marinade Ingredients

Ingredients for the salmon marinade are easy to find and you might already have them in your pantry. 

  • Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil is best for flavor.
  • Lemon juice: The acid from lemon helps to tenderize the salmon and brings that zing of citrus that pairs so well with any fish.
  • Lemon zest: To roundup up the lemony flavor. We recommend using organic lemon.
  • Garlic: Freshly grated so it mixes well with the rest of the marinade
  • Honey: A liquid dark honey for that sweet touch.
  • Salt and pepper: The salt helps the marinade penetrate into the salmon flesh.
  • Vegetable broth: To help round up the flavors.
  • Parsley: To add freshness and flavor.

How to use the salmon marinade

Once the salmon marinade is mixed together, transfer it to a resealable plastic bag with salmon and move the piece of fish around to coat in the marinade. Marinate for 1-hour maximum in the refrigerator, ideally 30 minutes. Avoid marinating for too long because acidity will “cook” the salmon like ceviche and break down the tissues, altering the texture of the fish. We just want to add flavor and tenderize the salmon.

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1. To make the salmon marinade: Add all the salmon marinade ingredients to a small bowl and mix them together.

2. Add salmon to a plastic bag and pour the honey lemon garlic marinade over. Make sure the bag is small enough so that salmon can soak up a maximum of the sauce. Seal the bag and let sit in the refrigerator or on the counter for 1-hour maximum before cooking. When ready to cook, drain salmon and discard the remaining marinade. ❤️ 

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Tips for the salmon marinade recipe

  • The amount of marinade will work for one individual portion of the salmon fillet. We recommend doubling or tripling the ingredients if you’re using a whole salmon fillet or multiple salmon fillets.
  • Feel free to add a dash of hot sauce to the salmon marinade if you like your salmon spicy.
  • Do not marinate salmon for more than 1 hour, otherwise, the salmon will cook and get mushy.

How long to marinate salmon?

Ideally, you want to marinate salmon for 30 minutes – or a maximum of 1-hour.

Can we make the salmon marinade in advance?

Sure, you can definitely mix together the marinade a day or two in advance and keep it in the fridge before marinating the salmon.

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