This Honey Sriracha Spicy Salmon recipe is fresh, fabulous and bursting with flavor! It's moist, tender, sweet, spicy and totally addicting - and you only need 9 ingredients and 25 minutes to prepare it!!Recipe can be scaled up or down by using the slider if you hover your mouse over the number of Servings.
Serving Options: Pineapple Salsa (recipe below), Veggie Noodles or Rice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Make the glaze: In a small saucepan whisk together all the sauce ingredients – pineapple juice, honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, mirin, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to maintain a rapid simmer and cook until the sauce is reduced by half and forms a glaze, about 12-15 minutes.
Season the salmon: Place the salmon on a clean work surface and pat dry with paper towels. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Transfer the salmon to the prepared baking sheet. Crimp the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon to catch any sauce that drips off the salmon. Slowly pour the sauce over the salmon, using a pastry brush generously coat the salmon.
Cook the salmon: Bake the salmon for 6-8 minutes, then switch the oven to boil and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the salmon is golden and just cooked through.
Garnish and serve: Remove salmon from the oven and garnish squeeze with fresh lime juice. Top with optional garnishes and pineapple salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!
The sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance. Allow the sauce to cool and transfer to an airtight container before transferring to the refrigerator. When ready to use, just brush it on the salmon and proceed with recipe!
Make sure you taste the sauce and adjust the honey and Sriracha to your specific taste!
Pineapple Salsa1 Cup Diced Pineapple2 Scallions - sliced1 small Jalapeno – finely diced¼ Red Onion – finely diced1 TBS Lime Juice - or more to taste2 tsp Mirin1-3 tsp Honey – to taste1/16 tsp Ground GingerFlakey Sea Salt & Ground Black Pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, mirin, honey and ginger. Season with a pinch of salt
In a medium mixing bowl, combine pineapple, scallions, jalapeno and red onion.
Pour sauce over pineapple mixture. Toss gently to thoroughly combine.
Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt, pepper, more lime juice or honey.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30+ minutes to allow the flavors to meld and develop.
Nutritional information is an approximation based upon 4 servings. Exact information will depend upon the brands of ingredients and precise measurements used.