Incredible Sweet & Spicy Glazed Salmon

sweet and spicy glazed salmon

Our incredible Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon has a sriracha kick that is balanced with soy sauce, lime juice, and honey, then layered in a thick glaze over succulent baked salmon. This unbelievable dish is destined to be your new go-to healthy dinner option!

Can I tell you a secret? I used to hate salmon. It always seemed just a bit too fishy for my tastes. I would eat it for its many health benefits, but I never really enjoyed it. This recipe has single-handedly converted me into someone who craves salmon on a regular basis! 

Why Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Will Win You Over

The Flavor is Incredible

The star of the sauce is the sriracha, which brings its smoky heat to complement the natural flavor of the salmon in a way that truly highlights this healthy fish. That heat is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of maple syrup, the saltiness of the soy sauce, and the tangy hit  of the lime juice and zest. Garlic and ginger round it out and complete the flavor profile.

serving of sweet and spicy glazed salmon

It’s So Simple

The glaze is mixed, then thickened by heating it with a little cornstarch. This takes only minutes to reduce and thicken. Then all you have to do is brush it onto the salmon, sear, then bake to finish.

You Can Have It  on the Table Quickly

From start to finish, this dish takes less than 30 minutes to make. You can serve it even on the busiest of weeknights for a healthy dinner that will make you feel good about what you are feeding your family. 

We all want to make the most of our time, so quick and easy meals are always great to have in the regular rotation. When you can serve a truly healthy dish that is also quick and easy? That’s when it will feel like you are really winning at dinner!

Serving Your Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon

We love this dish with a side of roasted broccoli.  Simply cut your broccoli into florets, toss with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, then roast on a foil-lined sheet pan. You can roast this right alongside your salmon; just get it into the oven first, as your broccoli will take about 20 minutes to roast. The smaller the pieces, the faster it will roast! Be sure to stir it up halfway through so the smaller pieces don’t burn.

You can also serve this amazing salmon with a nice summer salad. Here are three great options!

sliced sweet and spicy glazed salmon

Don’t Forget Dessert!

Of course, dessert is always a great way to finish any meal. It’s all about balance! Having some cookies on hand is a great way to serve a small dessert when you are short on time. Try keeping some in the freezer – they thaw quickly and taste like they were just baked!

Try one or all of these options:


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sweet and spicy glazed salmon

Incredible Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon

Our incredible Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon has a sriracha kick that is balanced with soy sauce, lime juice, and honey, then layered in a thick glaze over succulent baked salmon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Fish, Gluten Free, Main
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice from small 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest from 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound raw salmon filet cut into 4 even pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt


  • Prep: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Make the Glaze: Start by making the glaze. Whisk together the maple syrup, lime juice, soy sauce, sriracha, garlic, ginger, and lime zest. Heat in a small saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, until the mixture reduces by half, about 5 minutes.
    In a small separate bowl, stir together the cornstarch and water. Whisk this into your reduced syrup mixture and heat until thickened 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Sear the Salmon: Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
    Pat the salmon dry and place it on your prepared pan. Sprinkle each piece with salt (about 1/4 teaspoon per piece).
    When your skillet is hot, add the salmon pieces skin-side-down and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Glaze and Bake: Brush the thickened glaze over the salmon and pour any remaining glaze over the top.
    Transfer your salmon, still in the skillet, to your preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of the filet reads 145 degrees F.
  • Enjoy! Serve immediately.
Keyword salmon, sriracha
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