Atlantic Salmon with Black Garlic Honey Marinade

Atlantic Salmon with BLACK GARLIC HONEY Marinade

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How to Make Mouth-Watering Atlantic Salmon with Black Garlic Honey Marinade

If you’re a fan of seafood, chances are you’ve eaten Atlantic salmon. But have you ever tried salmon with a black garlic honey marinade? This unique combination of flavours will take your taste buds on a journey they won’t forget. The sweetness of the honey perfectly complements the savoury notes of the black garlic, making for an unforgettable meal. Plus, salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, making it a nutritious choice of fish / protein.

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a mouth-watering salmon dish that will impress your family and friends. Whether you’re an experienced cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and guaranteed to impress. So, grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Salmon with Black Garlic Honey Marinade.
Salmon with Black Garlic Honey Marinade.

What’s a black garlic honey marinade & Why is it a great choice for salmon?

Black garlic is a type of garlic that has been fermented for about a month at low temperatures, resulting in a sweet, caramelized flavour. The fermentation / caramalization process also gives black garlic cloves a soft, almost jube lollie like texture, which are well suited for salads and antipasto platters.

Bg® puree is best for creating sauces soups, stews and obviously a black garlic honey marinade. The smooth texture mixed effortlessly and is a highly versatile ingredient pairing well with balsamic’s, pesto’s, which are also nice flavours for marinading meats & veggies. When Black garlic puree is combined with honey, the resulting marinade is both sweet and savoury, making it an ideal choice for the taste and texture Atlantic salmon.

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Salmon is a versatile fish that can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilling, broiling, baking, and pan-searing. When paired with a black garlic honey marinade, salmon takes on a unique flavor that is both delicious and satisfying. The honey in the marinade helps to caramelize the salmon, giving it a crispy, golden-brown exterior, while the black garlic adds a savory, umami flavor that perfectly complements the rich, buttery texture of the fish.

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Atlantic Salmon – Black Garlic Honey Marinade

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Salmon with Black Garlic Honey Marinade

Oven baked Salmon with a quick easy marinade.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Fish, Main Course
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Keyword: black garlic, black garlic honey
Servings: 4


  • 1 small baking tray
  • 1 mixing jug


  • 4 atlantic salmon fillits skin off
  • 2 tbsp honey (heaped tbspn)
  • 1 tbsp black garlic puree
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and peper to taste
  • 1 lemon to garnish


  • blend honey, black garlic puree, soy sauce and olive oil in a small mixing jug
  • place salmon fillets on small baking tray lined with baking paper
  • season with a little salt and pepper
  • brush salmon with half the marinade
  • half way through cooking turn fillets and brush with remaining marinade
  • cook 180C for 15 – 20 mins


  • Cooking time depends on the thickness of the salmon fillets. I like mine medium rare, so only bake  for 10-15 minutes. Turn on the side and check if the middle is cooked to your liking.
  • Whilst we all love the crunchy skin of  baked salmon fillet, we also know that it contains unhealthy fat.  The black garlic honey marinade chars the top of the salmon, giving it a beautiful glaze and yummy flavour.  You wont miss the skin!
  • Serve with your favourite salad or steamed vegetables and you’ll have a meal in 20 minutes.

Add black garlic to any recipe where you are already using honey.

Great for glazes marinades sauces and even desserts – see future recipes for black garlic and honey desserts…

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How do I know when salmon is cooked ?

Here are a few methods to determine if salmon is cooked, however It is important to ensure that the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C)

  • Visual cues: Properly cooked salmon fillets will have a light pink or coral colour on the outside. The centre should be slightly moist and still glistening. Visually it is a little more challenging to know if salmon is cooked when using a dark marinade such as black garlic honey and soy sauce.
  • Flake test: If the fish flakes easily and the flesh appears opaque and separates into clean, moist flakes, it is likely cooked.
  • Time and touch: Cooking times can vary depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet and the cooking method used. Most salmon fillets will cook through in approximately 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 375°F (180°C). However, it’s important to rely on touch as well. When you press the salmon lightly with your finger, it should feel slightly firm but still give a little. If it feels very soft and squishy, it may need more cooking time.
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Is Salmon better in the oven or pan?

Oven Cooked Salmon:

Oven cooked salmon provides a gentle and even heat distribution, resulting in a moist and tender texture. Baking allows for easy preparation and minimal hands-on attention, thus giving busy cooks time to make a salad or steam some accompanying vegetables. Great for time-poor cooks.

Pan Searing Salmon:

Pan Searing salmon allows for more control over the cooking process, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer a slightly more hands-on approach and enjoy the process of searing the fish.

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Salmon good for your Cholesterol – add Black Garlic honey for a Healthy Heart

Oily fish are the best choices for lowering cholesterol; salmon is one of the best as it is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have been shown to have various health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving heart health, potentially lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. We also know that black garlic is packed with antioxidants and amino acids that can positively affect blood pressure and cholesterol. Give your heart a healthy kick and try Salmon with Black Garlic Honey Marinade.

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An amazingly delicious recipe for so few ingredients – the black garlic and honey combination is a winner every time.

Try making double quantity of the marinade, it will keep in the fridge for a week. Use the black garlic honey sauce for a stir-fry’s, chicken marinade, or drizzle over tray of roasted root vegetables. This will soon become your busy night ‘go to’ recipe.

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