The Most Incredible Honey Sriracha Salmon

This Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon is packed full of amazing flavor, and sure to become a family favorite! With instructions to either bake or pan-fry, this super easy and healthy dinner takes no time at all to make, with pantry staple ingredients that you’ll already have on hand. Serve this easy honey sriracha salmon recipe with rice and veggies to make it a meal!

We love having salmon for dinner as it’s so healthy and flavorful! If you’re a salmon fan as well, this Honey Garlic Salmon is absolutely amazing, and if you’re also a sushi lover like me, these Salmon Sushi Bowls will be a hit!

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I absolutely love salmon. Baked, pan-fried, steamed, or grilled, salmon is amazing any way you prepare it. Adding a honey sriracha salmon glaze is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon, marinated and cooked to perfection. This Honey Sriracha Salmon recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and is a super easy way to prepare salmon, using ingredients you’ll probably already have in your pantry or fridge. I’ve included instructions for both pan-fried salmon and baked salmon – it’s your choice! Try both and let me know what your favorite is!

I used the same sauce as my Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Chicken. The sauce is just spicy enough with added sweetness from the honey. If you want it a bit spicier go ahead and add some more Sriracha or red pepper flakes. You can cool it down by adding more honey or soy sauce.

Tip for making this honey sriracha salmon: double the sauce! You can never have too much sauce, right? I use half for the marinade and reserve the other half for brushing on top after the salmon has finished baking. If you serve it over rice or veggies, they will absorb the sauce and become a flavor bomb in your mouth. SO good!

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Ingredients for Honey Sriracha Salmon

  • Salmon: I left the skin on my salmon filets to cook them, and then peeled it off before serving. Feel free to leave the skin on if you enjoy eating it!
  • Garlic: Garlic is an incredible addition to this salmon recipe! It adds a lot of flavor without being over-powering.
  • Soy Sauce: I added in some low-sodium soy sauce. It adds just enough saltiness and brings the overall taste up a notch.
  • Honey: I could’ve added sugar, but honey adds not only sweetness but a delicious flavor that goes so well in this sriracha salmon dish! It’s also much easier to mix in, leaving a smooth glaze with no graininess.
  • Sriracha: Here’s where the heat comes in, plus a little extra sweetness! If you’d like even more heat, add some extra sriracha sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Water: The salmon glaze is super thick at this point, so I added a little water just to thin it down to the right consistency.
  • Olive Oil: If you’re pan-frying the honey sriracha salmon, add a little olive oil to keep the salmon from sticking. I used light olive oil as it has the most neutral flavor.

How to make Honey Sriracha Salmon

Marinade:

  • Ziplock and shake. Firstly, in a large ziplock bag add garlic, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, and water, and then close it and shake to combine.
  • Add salmon and chill. Secondly, add in the salmon and place it in the refrigerator. Let sit for an hour.
  • Remove and discard. Next, take the honey sriracha salmon out of the marinade and discard the marinade.
  • Cook! Cook the salmon following either the oven method or the pan-fried method below.

For the pan fry method:

  1. Add oil and heat. Firstly, add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-hot heat.
  2. Fry, skin-side down. Secondly, when the pan is hot add in salmon skin side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. The salmon should start to turn opaque.
  3. Remove from heat and peel. Next, take the pan off of the heat. When the honey sriracha salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  4. Serve! Finally, serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

For the oven method:

  1. Prep the oven and pan. Firstly, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray or layer with parchment paper.
  2. Place the salmon. Secondly, place the salmon on the prepared pan.
  3. Bake! Next, place the honey sriracha salmon in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Make sure not to overcook the salmon.
  4. Peel. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  5. Serve! Finally, serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

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How do I store salmon for later?

If you have any extra salmon leftover, it’s great to have cold in a salad for lunch the next day, or you can reheat it in the oven, wrapped in aluminum foil to keep the moisture in. To store this honey sriracha salmon, place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Is it healthier to bake or pan-fry salmon?

There’s not really too much difference health-wise! Baking the salmon is marginally healthier because you’ll save on a few calories by skipping the olive oil you’d use for pan-frying, however, if you enjoy eating crispy salmon skin I highly recommend the pan-fried method!

Is it okay to eat salmon skin?

Yes, however, some people avoid it as it may contain pollutants and chemicals from the sea. It’s also very fatty, but on the other hand, salmon is already a fatty fish (good fats!), so peeling off the skin will help to save on calories, and make room for dessert later!

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Honey Sriracha Salmon

4.53 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon. A super easy and healthy dinner. Serve with rice and veggies to make it a meal!

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets skin on
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil for pan fry method

Instructions

  • In a large ziplock bag add garlic, soy sauce, honey, sriracha and water. Close and shake to combine.
  • Add in the salmon and place in the refrigerator. Let sit for an hour.
  • Take salmon out of the marinade and discard the marinade.
  • Cook salmon following either the oven method or pan fried method below.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray a baking pan with cooking spray or layer with parchment paper.
  • Place salmon on the prepared pan.
  • Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Make sure not to overcook the salmon.
  • When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

Pan Fry Method

  • Add olive oil to a large skillet.
  • When the pan is hot add in salmon skin side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. The salmon should start to turn opaque.
  • Take off of the heat. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Sriracha Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 648mg28%
Potassium 864mg25%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Weeknight Dinner, Honey Sriracha Salmon, Salmon, Seafood

 

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