Losing weight doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or indulgence in your meals. In my journey to lose over 80 pounds, I discovered the magic of combining simple ingredients with quick cooking methods to create dishes that are both nourishing and satisfying. Today, I want to share with you a recipe that has been a cornerstone of my weight loss journey: the 20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon.
This dish stands out because it’s effortless to prepare and packed with flavors that satisfy the palate without adding unnecessary calories. It’s perfect for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle without spending hours in the kitchen.
20-Minute Honey Garlic Salmon
- 6oz salmon fillet
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- A drizzle of olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1/2 tablespoon sriracha
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free honey
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Sugar snap peas or your choice of veggies
- Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- Prep the Salmon: Start by seasoning your salmon fillet with salt and pepper to taste.
- Make the Sauce: Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and a drizzle of olive oil. Once the butter starts melting, stir in the minced garlic, coconut aminos, sriracha, lemon juice, sugar-free honey, and toasted sesame oil. Let it simmer for about three minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Cook the Salmon: Place the salmon in the skillet, skin side down, bathing it in the sauce. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.
- Broil: Transfer the skillet to your oven and broil the salmon for 5-6 minutes, until the top is beautifully glazed and caramelized.
- Veggie Toss: While the salmon rests, toss some sugar snap peas (or any veggies of your choice) in the skillet with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the top for an added crunch.
And there you have it—a delicious, healthy, and incredibly simple 20-minute Honey Garlic Salmon that played a significant role in my weight loss journey. This dish proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland or complicated. It’s all about the right ingredients and the right approach. Enjoy this meal as a testament to the fact that your path to weight loss can also be a journey of culinary discovery and delight.