Sweet Sriracha Salmon

Confession: before I met my friends Jeff and Stephanie I hated cooking and eating salmon at home. I would rarely order it at a restaurant either because I can’t stand any type of fishy flavor.

Jeff and Stephanie introduced me to a rub they used when cooking ribs and salmon at home. This rub and Stephanie’s cooking method for salmon was a GAME CHANGER for me. Immediately I had to determine what was in it and how I could make it myself.

Since I initially recreated this rub I have started to develop different variations of it, leaving brown sugar as the base. So far, every attempt has been a hit. Try it out on this salmon recipe tonight, you will not be sorry!

Make sure to read the cooking notes at the bottom for tips on buying the right salmon. ENJOY!

Sweet Sriracha Salmon
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This glazed salmon will melt in your mouth!
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Sweet Sriracha Salmon
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This glazed salmon will melt in your mouth!
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 Salmon Filets See Notes
  • 3 T Brown Sugar
  • 1 t Sriracha
  • 1 t Ginger
  • 1/4 t Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 t Black Pepper
  • olive oil
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Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil in the middle and place salmon filets on top. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until you don't see any raw salmon showing on the outside. While salmon is cooking mix brown sugar, sriracha, ginger, black pepper and soy together to make the rub. Remove salmon from oven, coat top as pictured trying to coat the salmon liberally.
  3. Switch oven to broil and place salmon under the broiler for about 3-5 minutes. You want the rub to bubble and melt down over the salmon, do not burn. Remove from oven and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

When I buy salmon, I alway buy Bakkafrost salmon, its very high quality farmed salmon from the Faroe Islands. It is truly the best salmon I have ever tasted. If they have this at your market, buy it. It's worth the price tag I promise. If this isn't available I would buy wild or high quality farmed fish with some nice marbling. The fat makes it melt like butter kind of like a good marbled steak would.

2 thoughts on “Sweet Sriracha Salmon

  1. I made this dish last night. We loved it and it was so easy. The salmon had the perfect ratio of sweet to heat. The sauce traveled on the plate and made the potatoes and asparagus taste wonderful too!

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