Cooked salmon in a cast iron skillet with honey and lemon slices
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5 from 3 votes

Honey Lemon Skillet Salmon

Honey Lemon Skillet Salmon is an easy dinner recipe that can be made in minutes.  Salmon is pan fried then broiled and basted in a sauce made of honey, lemon, and coconut oil.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, honey salmon, lemon salmon, skillet salmon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Amanda Finks


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 wild caught salmon filets about 5 ounces each
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place an oven rack 9-10 inches from the broiler. Preheat the broiler to high.
  • Add the coconut oil to a large cast iron skillet (or an oven safe frying pan). Place over medium heat to melt the coconut oil (about 3 minutes). Stir in the honey. Then stir in the lemon juice.
  • Add the salmon (skin side down, if applicable) to the skillet. Baste the salmon with the sauce. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Baste with the sauce again. Sprinkle the top of the salmon with salt.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and broil for 4-5 minutes, until the tops of the salmon start to darken in spots.
  • Remove the salmon from the skillet and let it rest for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve warm drizzled with some extra pan sauce.



The nutrition information includes 1/4 of the sauce.  It's good to have a lot of sauce for basting the fish.  But, all of the sauce doesn't typically get consumed, reducing the calories of this dish.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 694mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg