Blackened Hot Honey Salmon with Broccoli
Blackened Hot Honey Salmon is my favorite salmon recipe right now! It’s so quick and easy to make with just 7 ingredients! This is the perfect quick and easy salmon dinner for when you want something gourmet without having to put in a ton of work! Make it on the stovetop or the oven!
Drizzle that hot honey all over the salmon!
Blackened hot honey salmon is one of those quick and easy dinners I find myself making over and over again! It’s great if you want to serve the salmon and broccoli on its own. But even better in a bowl with rice. The flavors are spicy and sweet but then you get a hit of umami from the parmesan broccoli and the whole thing is just *chef’s kiss* Your taste buds are going to thank you!
I know I’ve shared my quick and easy cajun salmon bites that I cut into cubes and toss in the air fryer. And these are super similar! But we hit them at the end with a little homemade hot honey and all of a sudden, we have a completely different flavor to the whole thing!
Start by brushing the salmon with melted butter before you season it with blackened seasoning. Then, pan-fry the salmon or toss it in the oven with parmesan broccoli and watch how quickly this cooks up! Drizzle with homemade hot honey when the fillets are warm out of the oven!
Ingredients for blackened hot honey salmon:
- Salmon Fillets: I like to use about a 5-ounce filet for each portion of this recipe. I typically grab a larger filet and then cut it into 4 pieces. You can also purchase premade filets to make your life easier! Keep in mind the recipe timings are for a 5-ounce filet, so if you use a 4 or 6-ounce, the timing will vary slightly.
- Blackened Seasoning: I use a store-bought blackened seasoning, though I have shared a homemade version with my blackened salmon tacos before if you prefer to make your own! Cajun or creole seasoning also works just fine for this recipe. Keep in mind that if you use a salt-free seasoning, you’ll want to add a teaspoon of kosher salt to the seasoning mix before you sprinkle it on the salmon.
- Garlic Powder: Adds a bit more garlic flavor to the seasoning mix.
- Butter: We’ll use the butter to saute the salmon in a skillet or to brush on the fillets before you bake them in the oven. The rest will get tossed with the broccoli. Olive oil would also work here if you prefer to keep things a little lighter!
- Broccoli florets: Broccoli adds color and crunch to this recipe. If you aren’t a fan, you can prepare the salmon and omit the broccoli and its ingredients from the recipe. A kale salad would also make a great side for this recipe!
- Grated Parmesan: Adds umami to the recipe. We’ll toss the broccoli with the parmesan and it becomes so golden and delicious in the oven!
- Hot Honey: I make homemade hot honey for this recipe, but store-bought will also work. My hot honey recipe contains ingredients like cayenne, jalapenos or red pepper flakes, honey, and a splash of hot sauce. Just bring everything to a simmer over medium heat. You can find the full recipe here. Hot honey is a great condiment to use on chicken fingers, pizza, fries, and on a cheese board.
- Rice or quinoa: These are optional serving suggestions!
How to make hot honey salmon:
- Get the oven going. Whenever I make salmon, I like to remove it from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to cooking. Start by preheating your oven. You’ll also want to line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.
- Prepare the salmon to roast or pan-fry. Brush the filets with a bit of melted butter. In a small bowl, combine some of the blackened seasoning with the garlic powder. Then sprinkle this on the filets. Arrange the salmon on one half of the baking sheet leaving space for the broccoli, you can also place the salmon in the middle and arrange the broccoli around it, it is totally your call!
- Toss the broccoli. In a medium bowl, toss the remaining butter with the broccoli, a bit more of the blackened seasoning, and the grated parmesan. Pop the broccoli on the same baking sheet.
- Roast it in the oven. Roast the salmon and broccoli until the salmon filets are almost cooked through and the broccoli is golden. Drizzle the filets with hot honey and you can also add some to the broccoli if you’d like. I like to broil it for the last few seconds to get a little bit more color on top. If you don’t want to make the salmon in the oven, I’ve also provided directions for how to make the protein on the stove!
- Serve this up. Top bowls of rice with salmon filets and roasted broccoli. Serve top with more hot honey if you’d like!
If you like this recipe, you might also like:
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- Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil
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- Thai Sweet Chili Salmon Bowls
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- 4 (5-ounce) ounces salmon filets
- 3 teaspoons blackened seasoning (or cajun/creole)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3-4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
- 2-4 tablespoons hot honey (or store-bought)
- Prepared rice, for serving
- PREP: Remove the salmon from the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to cooking. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 475ºF.
- BRUSH AND SPRINKLE: Brush salmon filets with a bit of melted butter. In a small bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of blackened seasoning with the garlic powder. Then sprinkle this on the filets. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the salmon on one half of the baking sheet leaving space for the broccoli.
- TOSS: In a medium bowl, toss the remaining butter with the broccoli and 1 teaspoon of blackened seasoning along with the grated parmesan. Place the broccoli on the other half of the baking sheet.
- ROAST: Roast the salmon and broccoli for 10-15 minutes or until the salmon filets are almost cooked through and the broccoli is golden. Drizzle 2-4 tbsp hot honey or each of the filets and some on the broccoli. Broil for the last 20-60 seconds or until golden.
- SERVE: Top bowls of rice with salmon filets and roasted broccoli. Serve top with more hot honey as desired.
- Skillet directions: You can also make the salmon in a skillet. Instead of brushing the filets with butter, I like to sprinkle them with the seasoning mix and then melt 1 tbsp of butter in the skillet directly. Place the salmon filets skin side up and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking. Drizzle with roughly 2 tbsp of hot honey and remove the salmon from the stovetop immediately to keep it from browning.
- Air fryer: I usually make the broccoli in the air fryer when I’m making the salmon stove top. Preheat the air fryer to 375ºF. Transfer broccoli to the basket and cook for 9 minutes, tossing around the halfway mark. Hit the broccoli with 1-2 tbsp of hot honey for the last 30 seconds of browning.