Honey Garlic Braided Salmon

braided salmon

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh salmon, and when paired with the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and garlic, it becomes a truly unforgettable dish. This braided honey garlic salmon recipe is the perfect combination of taste and presentation. The braiding technique not only adds a unique and visually stunning element to the dish, but it also helps to seal in all of the delicious flavors. This recipe is perfect for a dinner party or special occasion, and is sure to impress your guests. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also easy to prepare. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you’ll have a restaurant-worthy meal in no time. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started on creating this delicious and impressive dish.

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Honey Garlic Braided Salmon is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the rich taste of salmon with the sweet and savory flavors of honey and garlic. This recipe is easy to follow and perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner.

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In this recipe, the salmon filet is first seasoned with a honey garlic seasoning, then braided and smoked to perfection. The braided shape of the salmon not only looks impressive, but it also helps the fish cook more evenly. The final touch is a sweet and savory honey garlic sauce, which is brushed on the salmon just before serving. This dish is sure to impress your guests and leave them asking for seconds.

braided salmon

Honey Garlic Braided

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Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 3


  • 1 salmon filet
  • Honey garlic seasoning

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp your favorite sweet seasoning 
  • 3 tsp garlic paste


  • Begin by preparing your ingredients. Remove the skin from the salmon filet by either asking your butcher to do it for you or by running your hand between the meat and skin. The skin can be easily removed by gently running a knife between the skin and flesh.
  • Cut the salmon filet lengthwise into 3 equal parts. This will make it easier to braid the salmon later on.
  • Season the salmon with honey garlic seasoning. You can use store-bought honey garlic seasoning or make your own by mixing together equal parts honey and garlic powder.
  • Now it's time to braid the salmon. Take the three pieces of salmon and lay them out flat on a cutting board. Starting at one end, take the leftmost piece and lay it over the middle piece. Then, take the rightmost piece and lay it over the leftmost piece. Continue braiding until you reach the end of the salmon.
  • Once the salmon is braided, place it in a wire rack, using a toothpick to hold the braid in place. This will help the salmon cook evenly and prevent it from falling apart.
  • Smoke the salmon at 225°F until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F. This should take about 20-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon filet.
  • While the salmon is smoking, you can prepare the honey garlic sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. 
  • Once the butter is melted, add the honey, sweet seasoning (if using), and garlic paste to the saucepan. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  • Once the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 115°F, it's time to glaze it with the honey garlic sauce. Carefully brush the sauce over the salmon, making sure to cover it evenly.
  • Allow the salmon to smoke for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F.
  • Once the salmon is fully cooked, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious and flavorful honey garlic braided salmon!

And there you have it, a delicious and visually stunning braided honey garlic salmon. Not only is this dish packed with flavor, but it also makes for a beautiful presentation. Serve it as the centerpiece of your next dinner party or make it for a special occasion. This recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy!



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