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Honey Glazed Salmon with Apple Cider

Honey Glazed Salmon with Apple Cider

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Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe with the addition of apple cider for a delicious caramelized taste. These salmon fillets are cooked in a great combination of honey and apple cider glaze on the stovetop and then served over fresh wilted spinach.

A lovely way to prepare salmon would be using a simple glaze made with honey and apple cider. You may think that this honey combination would make the dish too sweet, but it merely adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the fish. This recipe might look a bit complicated, but it’s really simple; follow the instructions.

Honey Glazed Salmon with Apple Cider Recipe


  • 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  1. Prepare the Glaze:

    • In a small shallow pan, combine the apple cider (or juice) and honey.
    • Heat over medium until it comes to a boil.
    • Boil until the mixture reduces by about half, leaving a bit more than 1/4 cup of glaze.
    • Remove from heat and let it cool momentarily.
  2. Marinate the Salmon:

    • Arrange the salmon fillets in a rimmed dish, skin-side down if they have skin.
    • Pour the honey cider glaze over the salmon.
    • Let them sit for 5 minutes, then turn the fillets and let them sit for another 5 minutes.
  3. Cook the Salmon:

    • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Preferably use a non-stick pan.
    • Place the fillets in the skillet, flesh side down, and cook for 2 minutes on medium-high heat.
    • While cooking, brush the sides of the fillets with some of the glaze.
    • Turn the fillets over (now skin-side down) and brush with more honey.
    • Reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the salmon is just barely cooked.
    • Brush the fillets with the caramelized pan glaze and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Cook the Spinach:

    • In a separate skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
    • Add the spinach, and as it starts to wilt, use tongs to turn the leaves over, coating them lightly with butter.
    • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until the spinach is fully wilted.
  5. Serve:

    • Plate the salmon and spinach.
    • Garnish with lemon slices and freshly ground black pepper.
    • Drizzle any remaining glaze over the salmon for added flavor.

Enjoy your Honey Glazed Salmon with Apple Cider, a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors!

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