Hot Honey Za'atar Glazed Salmon
With just a handful of flavor-packed ingredients, this simple glaze will transform any protein or veg you put it on. Flaky, buttery salmon filets are a great (and quick) option, especially when you cook your filets to perfection using the cold pan method.
October 11, 2022







3 ½


salmon filets, skin-on

Tbsp. olive oil

tsp. or 4 cloves garlic, grated

tsp. crushed red chili flakes

Tbsp. soy sauce

Tbsp. za'atar

Tbsp. honey

Tbsp. unsalted butter

Step 1

Generously salt salmon filets on skin and flesh side. Set aside on a plate at room temperature. (Allowing the salmon to come down in temperature will help it cook evenly). 

Step 2

Add olive oil, garlic, and red chili flakes to a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Whisk or stir constantly to evenly cook the garlic till light golden brown. 

Step 3

Add soy sauce, za’atar, honey, and butter to saucepan. Reduce heat to low and stir glaze continuously until butter is fully melted and glaze is slightly thickened and fully combined, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and add 1 Tbsp water. Stir until combined and your desired consistency. Taste for salt. Set aside.

Step 4

Dry salmon filets with a paper towel. Add 1 tsp kosher salt to a cold, medium skillet. Place salmon filets on the pan skin side down. Set heat to medium. Cook salmon undisturbed for 6-7 minutes, or until the skin is crisp and browned. Flip salmon filets and cook for another 6-7 minutes on the top flesh side. Using tongs, cook salmon on left and right flesh sides,1 minute per side. Remove pan off the heat.

Step 5

Serve salmon with roasted veggies or rice. Spoon glaze over the filets and enjoy!