Sweet, spicy, and lightly spiked with sriracha – this baked salmon is perfect for nights when you want a dinner that’s healthy and delicious! Ready in just 20 minutes!
Hello dear friends! Today we’re talking dinner because, well, because truthfully I’ve been in need of some real food this weekend. The kind that’s not dipped in chocolate, covered in coconut, or mainly consisting of confectioners sugar. Basically not the kind I 99.9% of the time love and live off of. Clearly I’ve lost my mind. But bear with me… and maybe take a little leap over to the light side and try some salmon? It’s been the answer to all my needs and wants lately! Not only is it mad easy to prepare – I’m talking ready in 20 minutes start-to-finish easy (!) – but it’s also flavorful, tender, and super good for you. Holla!
I mean, does dinner life get any better? This salmon is a total show off! Must be all that sriracha 😉
The first step to getting your salmon game on and going is grabbing your limes and a grater! You’ll cover each piece with a little lime zest. So pretty! So vibrant!
Once it’s all gorgeous and zesty, you’ll mix together a quick sauce consisting of brown sugar, sriracha, and fresh lime juice. That’s it!
You’ll generously drip and drizzle the sauce over each piece of salmon before popping the pan in the oven to bake for 16 minutes. And when I say 16 minutes, I mean 16 minutes! Over cooked fish is a major no-no. Sooo yea. Don’t forget to set your timer.
While the salmon is baking, you can make some rice! I mean, you don’t have to. But it’s really good with the fish. You can also make a little salad and plop the baked salmon right on top. Both ways are super suppers!
Make this your dinner soon! I know it’s going to be an A+ winner and go-to for you and yours. If not… I’ll come over and happily eat what’s left. That’s a promise! xoxo
P.S. I will see you tomorrow with something VERY sweet 🙂
Sunday Suppers: Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Baked Salmon
- 2 pounds salmon, skin removed and cut into 4 or 6 fillets
- Zest and juice of 2 limes
- 3 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Scallions, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place fillets of fish on prepared pan.
- Grate a little lime zest over each piece of of salmon.
- In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, sriracha, brown sugar, and salt.
- Pour sauce over salmon fillets.
- Place salmon in oven and roast for 16 minutes.
- Sprinkle with scallions and serve.
This is the only recipe I use for salmon! Simple and always delicious! If any left over I add to a salad the next day.
Ps I leave the skin on.
Gary Taylor says
Used two tablespoons of lime and the sauce was very runny. Did not look like the photo. Any suggestions?
i’ve been making this recipe for over a year, and its a hit everytime! (my boyfriend is crazy about sriracha) this recipe is quick and easy, and doesnt break the bank!! its become a recurring favorite. thanks so much!
That’s awesome! So happy you’re enjoying it, Roxanne!
Delicious!! Highly recommend!!
So happy to hear it, Meghan!
Beautiful! Thank you! Just curious how this would be cooked ahead refrigerated and brought to room temp before serving? Also it looks like you may have doubled your sauce recipe? Thanks can’t wait to make this beautiful dish thinking of serving with coconut rice!
Hi Aviva. I have eaten this cold and at room temperature and have really enjoyed it! You could also reheat it very quickly in the microwave. xo
Hi there! Just came across this recipe and can’t wait to try it tonight!! Just a quick question, in the pictures it looks like you used a cast iron skillet. Did you? If so, are those instructions slightly different than the baking sheet?
Hi Kyla. Great question! I actually just photographed them in a skillet so the color of the fish would “pop” more 😉 You can totally make it in a skillet, though. I would however put parchment paper underneath so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it and absolutely loved it. This will become a staple recipe in my house.
Hi PSW. You’re so welcome! I’m thrilled to hear it was a hit 🙂
Recipe perfection – thank you! Quick and easy to make, pretty to look at at, a beautiful fusion of flavors, and elegant- looking on the plate (served with wild rice and steamed asparagus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan and cracked pepper, in my case). Your creation is going into my regular recipe rotation (with appreciation to you).