This Asian Honey Sriracha Salmon recipe is bursting with sweet and spicy flavor. A simple and healthy dinner recipe that is fast enough for weekdays, but fancy enough for entertaining!
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 marinade and then baked to flaky perfection.
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 use the right type…see below:
- 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: Overfishing 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 Buy High-Quality Salmon
I recommend an incredible online seafood retailer that I LOVE: Vital Choice.
Vital Choice sells wild-caught, sustainably-harvested Alaskan salmon and other northwest Pacific seafood, like halibut, tuna, shrimp and lobster. You will find some of the best seafood money can buy, and they have an outstanding mail order system.
The owners and executive staff at Vital Choice have decades of experience as professional fishermen. Their seafood is certified sustainable either by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the State of Alaska or Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SeafoodWatch program.
Vital Choice seafood is flash frozen at sea and shipped on dry ice to your home. And if you’re not satisfied for any reason, they will replace your product or refund your money.
To learn more about Vital Choice, check out this two-minute video:
If you are having a hard time finding clean, sustainable salmon near you – or if you want to skip the shopping AND get top-quality seafood delivered right to your door while you’re at it – then you have to try Vital Choice.
Where Else to Buy High-Quality Salmon
My other favorite online vendor for sustainable salmon is U.S. Wellness Meats. They also sell grass-fed beef, lamb, free-range poultry, other wild-caught seafood and more – all from small, family farms.
To quote their website: “Our animals don’t need antibiotics or growth hormones to grow big and healthy. Our land doesn’t need pesticides or artificial irrigation systems to develop rich, fertile biodiversity.”
Other items that are available for purchase include butter, cheese, bone broth and organic produce.
Alright now let’s get back to what you came here for: My Asian Honey Sriracha Salmon! For a satisfying lunch or dinner, serve the salmon over a bed of hot cooked rice and/or with steamed vegetables.
My only tip for this easy recipe is this: 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.
If you make this recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! Enjoy! 🙂
This Asian Honey Sriracha Salmon recipe is bursting with sweet and spicy flavor. A simple and healthy dinner recipe that is quick enough for weekdays, but elegant enough for entertaining!
- 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.
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