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Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon With Pistachio Butter is an easy recipe for the super fish salmon. Salmon fillets are seasoned with just the right amount of spice then glazed over with honey, a touch of orange and topped with pistachio butter that melts down over the fillets after grilling.
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Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon with Pistachio Butter

Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon is an easy recipe for salmon fillets that are seasoned with spice, grilled then glazed with honey and orange. Serve with a homemade orange-scented Pistachio Butter and you’ll be happy it’s dinner time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: grilled salmon,, honey glazed salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 4 Tbs. butter ,at room temperature
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped shelled pistachios
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. orange juice ,preferably fresh squeezed
  • 4 salmon fillets ,about 6 oz. each
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 scallion ,sliced on diagonal


  • Preheat grill for direct-heat grilling.
  • In small bowl combine butter, pistachios and orange zest. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Combine honey and orange juice; reserve.
  • Season salmon fillets with kosher salt, chipotle and garlic powder.
  • Grill salmon until opaque, firm and salmon flakes apart with a fork, turning once, and brushing with honey glaze during last 2-3 minutes of grilling.
  • Transfer salmon to serving dish. Sprinkle with scallion and serve with pistachio butter.


Also delicious when you bake the salmon in the oven! Preheat oven to 350F and follow directions above.
Makes 4 servings.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 892mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg