Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon

Sweet and spicy, baked honey sriracha lime salmon in foil is tender and flaky and has the most incredible sweet and spicy flavors. A healthy and easy 30 minute meal for salmon lovers. 

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This just might be one of my favorite dishes to ever grace my kitchen table. Maybe in the top five. And do you know how many recipes have come through this kitchen?? I did a rough estimate and I’m pretty sure it’s floating somewhere around 950. So to say that this is one of the top 5-10? That’s sayin’ something.

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But I am a sweet heat lover. Really I’m an all-things-hot-n-spicy lover if we’re getting down to it, but when you bring the sweetness into play with the spicy, it’s my personal heaven. As long as it’s not too sweet. And this honey sriracha is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy, with a bit of tang from that lime.

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This baked salmon is so flaky and tender, it just melts in your mouth. And the best part is that this only requires about 30 minutes start to finish. Whip up a quick sauce on the stove, then pour it over your salmon and bake for about 20 ish minutes. Top it will a little extra sauce and some chopped cilantro and you’re set. Easily one of the best (if not THE best) salmon dishes you have ever tasted.

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What people are saying about this Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon

“Absolutely love this recipe! This has been added to a weekly rotation for my family. Needless to say I crave this – which is big deal as I’m not a big fan of salmon in general 🙂” – Ashley

“I’m not the best fish cooker and holy smokes was this outstanding! I shared with my neighbors and they asked for the recipe! Making it again tonight!!!” – Jenna

“I needed a quick delish dinner to make for company! My company is an experienced foodie. I ran across this recipe and knew that this would impress! I will only make salmon this way from now on! It’s the best and was so quick and easy to put together. I didn’t measure much, just eyeballed and dumped everything into the pot! My company went back for seconds! Yummy!” – Robin”

Hands down, best Salmon recipe I’ve ever made or had! My daughter and I love it so much, we’ve made 3 times in the last couple weeks. I’ve shared the recipe with a few of my friends who are just crazy about it too!” – Cindy

“Great recipe. Thank you so much for posting this. The best part of this recipe, is that you can adjust accordingly to your liking. I followed your instructions, and it was nuts good. If you like salmon and are looking for a twist on it…this is perfect.” – Andy

 

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Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon

Sweet and spicy, baked honey sriracha lime salmon in foil is tender and flaky and has the most incredible flavors. A healthy and easy 30 minute meal for salmon lovers. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword salmon, sriracha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 large salmon or 4-6 individual (4-6 ounce) fillets
  • salt and pepper, to taste (for me this was about 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup sriracha
  • 2 limes (one juiced, one for slicing)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, grease lightly, and lay salmon on top. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Slice one lime thinly, and slice the slices under the edges of the salmon.

  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Stir in honey, sriracha sauce, juice of one lime (about 1 tablespoon), soy sauce, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduct to medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes longer.

  3. Pour 2/3 of the sauce over the salmon (reserve remaining sauce for later) and use a spoon or spatula to make sure the sauce covers all of the salmon (you just don't want any "dry" spots). 

  4. Fold the edges of the foil up around the salmon so the sauce doesn't spill out everywhere (the foil doesn't need to completely cover the salmon).

  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then switch to broil and cook another 4-5 minutes until the very edges of the salmon begin to char slightly - watch carefully so the whole salmon doesn't burn.

  6. Top salmon with reserved sauce and chopped cilantro and serve.

Recipe Notes

I prefer to use skinned salmon, but if you want to use skin-on, just be sure to place skin-side-down on the foil and then gently remove the salmon flesh from the skin when you serve.

 

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OMG drooling! I never thought to put salmon and Sriracha together…now I must! Thanks for the inspiration.

And we are always so thankful you are doing the 950 recipes and then giving us the best! Fits in everyone’s busy lifestyle. Laurel Bledsoe

Oh my goodness!! I can’t wait to try this.

I actually used the sauce recipe with baby shrimps but added cilantro, basil, and some rosemary over jasmin rice cooked with bay leaves, curry seasoning, and Italian seasoning. It was such a wonderful meal! Thank you for the recipe and the inspiration : )

Looks so good can you email me this so I can print out baked honey sriacha lime salmon. Please n thank you

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Sounds so good. Can’t wait to try it

This looks good!

Looks good!

Made this for the family and enjoyed by All! Definitely one of the better salmon recipes.

Made this tonight and it came out excellent!! Will make again.

I found the 1/3 Cup of Sriracha sauce to be waaay too much!
It made the dish unbearably hot – causing hiccups, and consequently, a really bad migraine attack.
I’ve never seen a recipe that uses more than 1 Tbs. of this stuff.

What is the calorie count on the honey sriracha salmon and serving size?

Love salmon and love thí recipe!

Can you make the sauce ahead of time and freeze for meal prep?

Great recipe. Thank you so much for posting this. The best part of this recipe, is that you can adjust accordingly to your liking. I followed your instructions, and it was nuts good. If you like salmon and are looking for a twist on it…this is perfect.

    So glad you enjoyed it!! It’s one of my absolute favorite recipes!

      2 questions i have some frozen swai fillets can i use them and about how many lbs of fish should i use im was thinking around 11/2 to 2lbs does that sound about right and for the salmon also ,thank you

Looks so good! I’m going to make it Sunday…any suggestions for paired sides?

    KOREAN spinach salad
    I served a spinach sald with strawberry slices, fresh mandarians and poppy seed dressing also. You can add candied pecans to it.

Just made this delicious eat! So yummy! Thanks for sharing. You s got a great blog.

I’m not the best fish cooker and holy smokes was this outstanding! I shared with my neighbors and they asked for the recipe! Making it again tonight!!!

Hi
What kind of soya do you use? Chinese, japanese (dark/light)?
Thanks in advance.

    Hello! I use Japanese dark soy sauce. 🙂

I made this for dinner and it was spectacular. I absolutely loved the sauce. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful meal idea.

    You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

Hands down, best Salmon recipe I’ve ever made or had! My daughter and I love it so much, we’ve made 3 times in the last couple weeks. I’ve shared the recipe with a few of my friends who are just crazy about it too!

Has anyone tried this with any other type of fish? Like Halibut?

Does this do a good job of masking the fishy smell? I’m not a fish fan, but want to ease my way into eating salmon since it’s so darn good for you.

    This is the recipe that will make you fall in love with salmon! 🙂 I’ve never really noticed a fishy smell after making this recipe.

    I usually put a lot of lemon and tartar sauce on my fish…this time I didn’t have to.

    If your fish is fresh it will not smell

Will this work on a grill?

    Yes, be sure to use foil around the salmon and seal the edges of the foil so the sauce doesn’t spill into the grill.

Delicious. Will make this again!

I made this tonight and it definitely is my all time favorite salmon recipe. Perfect blend of flavors. Thank you!

We’ve made this probably 4 times and we do it on the grill. I put some of the sauce on a cedar plank then put the salmon on that. And yes the skinned fillets are better. I use a Weber charcoal grill and throw a few cedar scraps on the coals before putting the planks on. Everyone loves it. Thanks

Just to let you know, while this is super yummy, I wouldn’t quite call it a dessert. Lol. Wrong category.

I don’t think I’ve been more excited about a salmon recipe to try! Thanks!

We made this a few weeks ago on the grill (in foil) and it was absolutely amazing. We couldn’t stop talking about it. So, I used the sauce and made wings with it last night and they were equally delicious. Great recipe, I love finding such a versatile sauce/glaze.

    That is genius to do wings with this sauce!! I am definitely trying that this week!

We had this salmon 2 nights ago at a friends’hoe and it was AMAZING!
We do a lot of entertaining and am always looking for new variations for salmon. This will be at the top!
Thank you Tiffany

2 questions how many pounds of salmon do i use does a lb and half to 2 lbs sound about right and i have some frozen swai fillets do you think i can use them thank you will let you know how it turns out.

This was so delicious and easy. Love, love, love the sauce. I think I will have to try it on chicken and pork chops.

Hi. The recipe seems good. But had a question. Baking is at 400 degrees faRenheit or celcius?

    Hi Vidya – the baking in the recipe is for 400 degrees Fahrenheit. hope that helps! Thanks!

love this recipe so much, super easy and super delicious, its my go to salmon recipe, thanks so much for sharing

Where do I buy sriracha sauce or what can i substitute for it?

    Hi Jenny – you can buy Sriracha sauce at most grocery stores – it’s usually found in the asian food section.

Can you give me the nutrional value on this dish and also can you use another type of fish I have not tried salmon before thanx

    Hi Karen – My Fitness Pal has a great tool that provides nutritional information for any recipe on the internet. you could definitely switch out the fish – you may need to slightly adjust cooking time depending on what type of fish you change to tho.

Try this

I’ve made this recipe twice & my guests love it i mage one addition By adding some ginger to the ingrEdients. Try making it with Steelhead trout also!

    Some ginger would be great- nice idea! Thanks for sharing. My husband would love this on Steelhead trout! Happy to hear that you loved it- multiple ways!!

tHIS DELICIOUS RECIPE IS CATEGORIZED UNDER DESSERT.
YOU MAY WANT TO FIX THAT.

this recipe sounds delish!!!
can it be made 2 days in advance using filets, and will it reheat well before serving withiut drying out?
or coukd thsi recipe be baked at 350 instrad and if so for how long would uou siggest using filets?
thanks !!!

    Hi Danielle- I suggest wrapping the salmon in foil and reheating in the oven to keep the moisture in. If you are going to cook it at 350 degrees, it will likely need 10-ish minutes longer but thats just a rough guess!

Thanks for your article! I have read through some similar topics! However, your post has given me a very special impression, unlike other posts. I hope you continue to have valuable articles like this or more to share with everyone!

The first time i made this, my family ate up every bit. Tere were no leftovers! Great sauce!! Ive made it several times since then, and they loved it everytime!

    I love hearing when a reader loves a recipe so much that they make it over and over again! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

I needed a quick delish dinner to make for company! My company is an experienced foodie. I ran across this recipe and knew that this would impress! I will only make salmon this way from now on! It’s the best and was so quick and easy to put together. I didn’t measure much, just eyeballed and dumped everything into the pot! My company went back for seconds! Yummy!

    Yessss! The best when you can impress a true foodie, right?! Way to go! I am happy to hear you had such a great experience with this dish! Thanks, Robin!

I am having family BBq next wk.can this be served at room temp? I have made it before but served it hot ..it is delicious..

ABsolutely love this recipe! This has been added to a weekly rotation for my family. Needless to say I crave this – which is big deal as I’m not a big fan of salmon in general 🙂

    This is the recipe that turned my best friend from a salmon hater to a salmon lover! So happy to hear you and your family love it just as much! Thanks, Ashley!

So good! The whole family devoured this salmon. Will definitely make it again!

    So happy to hear your family loves this salmon as much as mine! Thanks, Jackie!

Grilled salmon honey looks delicious and attractive, thanks for sharing

Just had this salmon for dinner. I thought it was delicious! My wife however, said it was too spicey for her. I think next time I’ll half the siracha, and see how that goes over. Over all, I give it thumbs up.

    Hi Jim! This is an absolute favorite here at my house! My husband tolerates less spice than I do, so I cut back a little bit for him!! I hope she loves it even more on your next go around!! 🙂

Delicious recipe! Marinated ot at lunch came home popped it in the oven and dinner was so quick! I only made 3 salmon but topped my salmon with asparagus and poured the marinade on the salmon then all over the ASPARAGUS . I didnt save any reserve sauce. Served it with sauce poured on top. Only BROILED it FOR 2 MINUTES.next time i would add a little bit of minced onion to the marinade for more flavour. But it was delicious as is! Thank you for the recipe! Definitely adding this to my weekly rotation!!

    Sounds like you knocked this one out of the park! Way to go!!

Looks so good, I have to try and make it!!!

    Hope you love it! Thanks, George!

Did you start with fresh salmon? can frozen be used?

    Hi Patricia- I did start with fresh salmon. You will need to thaw yours first before you put it in the oven. It will not cook evenly if it went in frozen!

We loved this recipe! I also think this sauce WOULD be good on chicken or other types of fish. Maybe even tofu. Salmon is pretty PRICEY but the sauce was a total hit. Served with slaw and a quick rice pilaf