This Baked Honey Sriracha Salmon recipe is bursting with sweet and spicy flavor. It makes an easy and healthy dinner that is fast enough for weekdays, but fancy enough for entertaining! Learn how to make homemade baked Asian-style salmon with this quick and simple recipe.
Honey Sriracha Salmon: The Perfect Healthy Meal
Salmon is a dinnertime superstar that is hearty, flavorful, and nutritious. In this recipe, salmon fillets are marinated in a sweet and spicy Asian-style glaze and then baked to flaky perfection.
What makes this recipe so good is the tangy 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 amazingly delicious.
For a complete meal, serve the salmon over a bed of white or brown rice with your favorite steamed vegetables. To keep this recipe low-carb, serve it with cauliflower rice instead of white or brown rice.
Tips for Eating Salmon
Salmon is a great source of protein, vitamin A, and omega fatty acids, which are essential to the proper functioning of the heart and brain.
There is some concern over the mercury content in seafood, particularly if you’re pregnant. Fortunately, salmon is very low in mercury and is safe to eat, as long as you remember the following:
- Never buy farm-raised salmon: Farm-raised or Atlantic salmon (almost all Atlantic salmon is now farmed rather than wild-caught) generally has higher levels of mercury than wild Pacific salmon. In addition, farm-raised salmon may contain toxic chemicals, like PCBs.
- Purchase sustainably-caught salmon: Over-fishing is a major concern for all seafood, including salmon. For that reason, it’s important to ensure you’re using a sustainable source/brand that will not endanger the population.
- Use frozen salmon: Frozen salmon is flash-frozen at the peak of freshness. Freezing salmon also better controls the spread of bacteria and parasites and results in a less “fishy” taste. In addition, more often than not, the “fresh” salmon you find at the store has been previously frozen.
Where to Get the Best Salmon
I highly recommend buying your salmon from Wild Alaskan Company – a popular monthly subscription service that delivers wild-caught, sustainably-sourced seafood to your doorstep. Personally, I prefer to consume wild-caught seafood, because it is much healthier, tastes better, and is more sustainable than farmed fish.
All of the Wild Alaskan Company’s fish is caught either in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest, and is frozen shortly after it’s brought to shore. Their seafood gets delivered right to your door in an eco-friendly, insulated cooler with dry ice. You can choose from salmon-only boxes, whitefish (such as halibut and cod) boxes, or combo boxes.
You can skip months, change your delivery date, or pause your membership anytime, for no extra charge. They also offer a 100% money-back guarantee, so if you’re not totally satisfied with their seafood, they will refund or replace the total purchase price.
Tips for Making Baked Honey Sriracha Salmon
Here are some pointers that will ensure this baked salmon recipe comes out perfect every single time:
- Don’t overcook the salmon: When the fish looks opaque and the flesh starts to flake easily with a fork, it is done. Resist the urge to cook it for any longer than that.
- Only use wild-caught salmon: As I stated before, it is so much healthier and better-tasting than farmed salmon.
- Don’t skip the marinating step: That allows the fish fillets to really absorb the flavors from the glaze.
More Asian-Style Dinner Recipes to Try
Looking for more Asian food inspiration? Here are some of my favorite recipes on the blog:
If you make this Baked Honey Sriracha Salmon recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡
Baked Honey Sriracha Salmon
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, Sriracha, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Place salmon fillets skin side down (if fillets are skin-on) in a large baking dish and pour the marinade over the salmon. Set aside and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
- While the fish is marinating, preheat the oven to 375°F degrees.
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds if using. Serve with rice and/or steamed vegetables.
- To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute the soy sauce with tamari.
- I highly recommend using sustainably-harvested, wild-caught Alaskan salmon from Wild Alaskan Company for this recipe.
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