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. 

Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon |
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.

Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon |

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.

Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon |

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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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. |
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 large salmon or 4-6 individual (4-6 ounce) fillets
  • salt and pepper, to taste (for me this was about 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup sriracha sauce
  • 2 limes (one juiced, one for slicing)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
  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 ⅔ 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). 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Top salmon with reserved sauce and chopped cilantro and serve.
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?

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!!!

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.

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 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

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