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When I cooked this recipe up I paired it with this marinated snap peas recipe, so that’s a great pairing if you’d like to do both.

Salmon is a favorite around my house because it is a super nutritious fish, high in omega-3s. We focus on getting wild caught salmon, because it is significantly better for you (and the fish). Omega-3s are an essential fatty acid that your body needs, and Salmon contains both DHA and EPA, which even help your body manage stress and anxiety.

This recipe should take 15 minutes or less because it requires no marinade.

sweet garlic buffalo salmon

Sweet Garlic Buffalo Salmon

This is one of my all time favorite sauces. This is slightly sweet, spicy, rich, and garlicky. It's a perfect compliment for salmon.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 420 kcal



  • 2 skin-on salmon filets 6-8 ounces each
  • 1 tbls ghee or use avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Sweet garlic buffalo sauce

  • 2 tbls butter
  • 2 tbls Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 tsp honey


Cooking the salmon

  • Heat a tablespoon of ghee (or avocado oil) in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add the salmon skin side up and cook until browned on the bottom (about 3 minutes). Flip to the skin side and cook and additional couple of minutes to your desired doneness.

Making the sauce

  • Add butter to a small sauce pan and heat on low to medium-low heat. Cook until the butter is fully melted, and optionally brown the butter slightly.
  • Add hot sauce, garlic, and honey and cook for another 3 minutes on low heat.
  • Top the salmon with the sauce and enjoy!


Sodium: 926mgCalcium: 27mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 418IUSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 844mgCholesterol: 143mgCalories: 420kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 14gFat: 30gProtein: 34gCarbohydrates: 3gIron: 1mg
Keyword Buffalo, Dinner, Easy Recipe, Salmon
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