If you enjoy a little heat with your food try this recipe for Sriracha Honey Salmon. It’s quick and easy plus you can make it as spice or mild as you enjoy.
You can use a whole salmon fillet or individual portion pieces for this recipe, either will work. However, Since this is not a blackened salmon or an Asian salmon recipe that needs to build a crust or caramelize, I prefer using a whole salmon fillet for this for presentation. The taste will be the same no matter which you use.
When it comes to the level of spiciness you enjoy, you can alter that by how much sriracha you use. And if you do not have sriracha on-hand, you can substitute chili with garlic sauce which actually is milder.
This is one of those easy dinner recipe ideas. Start to finish this will take you 30 minutes or less.
- Garlic paste or minced garlic
- Fresh lime or lemon juice
- Salt & pepper
- Optional: garlic oil
- Swap out honey with agave
- Add a bit more Asian flair and add in 2 TBS soy sauce and or 1/2 TBS sesame oil
- If you enjoy heat you can add in sliced or minced jalapenos
- Use as much or as little Sriracha as you enjoy when it comes to spicy
- Make a garlic oil to brush on the salmon prior to brushing on the sauce for an extra level of flavor and moisture
- Add in a 1/2 TBS of grated ginger to the sauce
- Swap Sriracha with chili with garlic sauce for less heat/spiciness
Other recipes you may enjoy
- Seafood Soup – This is easy and ah-mazing! Restaurant quality in your kitchen 🙂
- Easy Lemon Pie – Nothing like a cook refreshing dessert after something spicy!
- Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon & Jalapenos
Check out my 1 minute TikTok for this Honey Sriracha Salmon Recip
I hope you enjoy this salmon recipe!
What is your favorite way to enjoy salmon?? I love trying new-to-me recipes!
Sriracha Honey Salmon
- 1.5 pound pieces of salmon or 3-4 salmon fillets
- 1 TBS minced garlic or garlic paste
- 3 TBS grapeseed, avocado or olive oil
Sriracha Honey Sauce
- Salt and pepper
- 3 TBS Sriracha sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 TBS fresh lime juice
- 1 TBS garlic paste (or 1 clove of minced garlic)
- Optional cilantro, parsley or scallions for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Make your garlic oil by combining oil, garlic and a bit of salt and pepper. Allow it to sit for 10-20 minutes. If you are in a hurry, press garlic with back of spoon into oil to release flavor.
- Season both sides of your salmon with salt and pepper.
- Brush both sides of salmon lightly with garlic oil and place salmon skin side down on aluminum foil, on top of a baking sheet. Double layer foil to ensure no leaks.
- Combine sauce ingredients in a small mason jar and shake until combined (or whisk together in a small bowl)
- Brush half of the sauce onto salmon mostly close foil (leaving an opening top center for steam to escape).
- Bake for 15 minutes. Pull from oven, carefully open foil and brush with remaining sauce.
- Open the foil (folding it back to expose salmon) place back into oven for an additional 5 minutes or so until salmon is done to your liking. Actual cook time depends on size and thickness of your fish.
- Garnish with snipped cilantro, parsley or scallions and serve.