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Sweet & Tangy Garlic Salmon

salmon recipe

We all need quick weeknight meals. Most of us lead busy lives so dinner ready in under 30 minutes is always a plus. This salmon is absolutely delicious and doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to prep and make! Serve it with a side of rice, veggies and/or salad and you have yourself a complete dinner. I made this the other night on a whim. I bought some beautiful salmon and wanted to use it while fresh. I’ve always loved the sweet and tangy flavors with my salmon so I thought this would be the perfect duo in flavors. I hope you make this for your family and enjoy it!

Servings: 4

Total Time: 20 minutes


2 lbs of fresh salmon cut into 4 fillets

4 tbsp date syrup or pomegranate molasses (can use any sweetener)

6 minced garlic cloves

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tbsp water

3 tbsp coconut aminos  (or soy sauce)

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 lemon sliced

2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Season the salmon with salt, pepper, paprika, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and garlic powder very well. Rub it into the salmon.
  • In a cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet, add the olive oil and garlic to the pan. Saute for 2 minutes till garlic is lightly browned.
  • At this point, add in the date syrup, water, coconut aminos, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Stir it all together.
  • Add the salmon fillets into the pan skin side down. Baste the salmon with the sauce for a good 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the lemon slices on the salmon or in between the fillets.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes on the lower rack. Take out and flake off a little piece to ensure cooked throughout. Note*Depending on your fillet thickness, you may need less or more time.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of salt.
  • Enjoy!!!

salmon recipe

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  1. My husband just got diagnosed with arterial blockage and his cardiologist recommended he eats more fish but he HATES fish. I made this last night amd it was amaaaazing. Thank you for helping me make him like fish!!! ❤

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