April 20, 2020

Honey Sriracha Salmon

A quick and easy weeknight meal that will only take you ten minutes to make! This delicious honey sriracha baked salmon has the perfect sweet and tangy glaze. Pair it with white rice and your favorite veggies for a complete meal. This recipe is gluten free and Paleo friendly!

Delicious Honey Sriracha Baked Salmon: The Perfect Ten Minute Meal

Some recipes are just easier than others and this one is an EASY one. You basically just coat the salmon in a glaze, pop it in the oven, bake for a few minutes, and dinner is done!

What makes this recipe so good is the delicious honey sriracha glaze on top. The glaze is a combination of honey and sriracha, of course, as well as a few other seasonings that make it out of this world good.

Don’t have salmon in the fridge? You can use the honey sriracha sauce on shrimp or even chicken breasts for a flavorful meal.

This salmon is Paleo-friendly and gluten free. You can pair it with your favorite veggies and white rice or cauliflower rice to make a complete meal that the entire family will love!

Honey Sriracha Salmon Glaze

What makes this salmon absolutely perfect is the delicious honey sriracha glaze on top. It coats the salmon as it bakes so that every single bite has a little bit of sweet, tangy, sesame flavor.

Making a glaze for your salmon, instead of just seasoning it with a few spices, might sound a little complicated but trust me, it is not! You only need a few ingredients to whip up this flavorful sauce. You likely already have everything you need!

Sriracha: This chili sauce adds just the right amount of heat and chili flavor to the salmon.

Honey: Honey helps to balance out the heat of the sriracha and create a sweet and sticky glaze that coats the salmon. Don’t have any honey on hand? Feel free to use maple syrup instead!

Coconut Aminos: Coconut aminos are often used in replace of soy sauce in Paleo dishes. They are made from coconut tree sap and have a slightly more sweet flavor than traditional soy sauce. If you do not have coconut aminos, feel free to use soy sauce instead.

Rice Vinegar: Helps to add a little tang and cut through the sweetness of the sauce.

Lime Juice: All seafood needs a little citrus, right? Lime juice works really well with the flavors of the sauce ingredients.

Sesame Oil: This helps to give the sauce that Asian-inspired flavor. If you do not have any, just leave it out.

Can I Make the Honey Sriracha Glaze in Advance?

Yes! If you want to do some prep in advance, you can make the honey sriracha glaze in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

When you are ready to make the salmon, pull out the glaze ten to fifteen minutes in advance so that it can come to room temperature. This will ensure that it is easy to spread on the salmon filets.

How to Make This Easy Honey Sriracha Salmon Recipe

This recipe could not be more simple, which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight or when you do not feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Step One: The first step is to make the honey sriracha glaze. To do this, add all of the glaze ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

Step Two: Place the salmon filets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season them liberally with salt and pepper. Then, use a basting brush to spread the glaze evenly on each salmon filet. Don’t skimp here! Use up all of that delicious honey sriracha glaze.

Step Three: Bake the salmon at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets.

Step Four: Remove the salmon from the oven, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds, and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for the Best Salmon

This recipe is incredibly simple, but there are a few key tips and tricks that will ensure you get perfectly cooked salmon every single time.

  • Pat your salmon dry before cooking to make sure that the glaze properly sticks to each piece of fish. To do this, just use paper towels to gently pat the salmon until completely dry.
  • Use parchment paper! This helps to make sure that the salmon or any glaze does not stick to the pan. Plus, it makes cleaning up super easy.
  • Do not overcook your salmon. It really probably only needs 8-10 minutes.
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Honey Sriracha Salmon

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 44 oz salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Green onion, for garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and lay it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Season the salmon liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the honey, sriracha, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic powder, and ginger powder to a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Use a basting brush to spread the glaze evenly on each salmon filet.
  5. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets.
  6. Remove the salmon from the oven, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds, and enjoy!

Keywords: honey sriracha salmon, asian salmon, sweet salmon, glazed salmon

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    22 comments
  1. Wow! This salmon is so good! I made extra sauce to drizzle over the rice 😍 Thank you for another incredible recipe as per usual!!!

  2. I used this sauce on some chicken thighs last week and LOVED it! The flavor is so balanced – spicy and sweet and so perfect. Thanks for another great recipe to add to my dinner rotation.

  3. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delish! I can be a baby about spice, but the heat in the sriracha sauce was perfectly balanced by the fatty salmon and sweet honey. I’m already thinking up other things to make with this delicious sauce— yum!

  4. Made this last night since I got some freshly-caught salmon. The sauce is so easy to make, with ingredients I generally have on-hand. We ended up grilling this on a cedar plank, and the flavor was just delish! I used some leftover sauce to coat some grilled green beans, which was a nice way to tie the veggie side together with the fish. So tasty, definitely going to use this again with salmon!

  5. So simple and so flavorful! Every time I make one of your recipes, it becomes a regular to add to the rotation!

  6. This was so simple & so delicious! Salmon stays in our regular rotation, but most of the time it just takes like… salmon. The glaze was just right – enough to accentuate but not overpower the salmon. My husband & I loved it. I served with roasted diced sweet potatoes & lemon-roasted asparagus. We will definitely make again!

  7. Seriously one of my favorite recipes I’ve made in a while! A nice addition to plain old salmon which I was getting a bit tired of — this was so easy and you probably already have all or most of the ingredients on hand! I will definitely be adding this recipe to my regular rotation!!

  8. Super simple recipe to follow! I made it for 7 people and everyone loved it. I didn’t know till this recipe that salmon really doesn’t need much time to cook and keep it’s moisture.

  9. Can’t believe how easy this was to make!!! Came together so quickly for a super delicious and flavorful weeknight dinner. Thank you, Ashlea for making our Monday night dinner so tasty!
    – Casey

  10. I just made this tonight and OMG delish! I didn’t have some of the ingredients like rice vinegar and coconut aminos. So I substituted those with apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Still came out flavorful! I’ll share my results on my food page and tag you!

  11. Wow this salmon was SO GOOD. I was tired of my usual salmon seasoning, and this was so easy. There was so much flavor and it literally took less than 5 minutes to get in the oven! I served with white rice and roasted broccoli, and will definitely be adding this to my stash of “Make Again” recipes.

  12. Holy cow this is so good!!! Easy, delicious, and no guilt. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Typically we like our salmon pretty simple, but wanted to try something different tonight for dinner. I’m so glad we did!

  13. Hi Ashlea! Just made your Honey Sriracha Salmon last night for dinner and it was absolutely INCREDIBLE! the whole family loved it, and it was such a nice switch up from the regular salmon we typically cook. The recipe was also SOO easy, and we made sesame ginger snap peas to go on the side.

  14. This was super easy and soooo good! Perfect weeknight dinner. Even my husband who isn’t such a salmon fan cleaned his plate!

  15. This recipe is delicious!!! We grilled the salmon instead of baking it and the marinade did year in the fire! This one will be added to my rotation for sure! Thank you!

  16. WOW! JUST made this salmon for dinner tonight and it was unbelievable! Will 100% be making next time I have salmon. Thank you so much for sharing, Ashlea.

  17. Made this salmon for dinner last night and paired it with a spinach salad. It was SO tasty! I love how simple it was to make too – had all the ingredients on hand already. Looking forward to trying more recipes!

    • Yay! So glad you liked it, Amber! A spinach salad on the side sounds great. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

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