Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Baked Salmon
Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Baked Salmon with honey and a bit of sriracha, garlic and soy sauce. Simple, healthy and quick meal that pairs well with rice and broccoli.
There are only a few meals in my family that everyone can agree on. Salmon is one of those. My son is against Italian food in general. I know, there might be something seriously wrong with him but I’m hoping he gets over it soon. My daughter is only 2 so she has a hard time chewing some foods or they are just too messy for my patience level. Thank goodness for salmon though! Salmon is great because you can use so many different marinades to get different flavors your family enjoys, it is healthy, quick to prepare and cook, and it tastes amazing!
I have talked about how to pick out salmon a few times here on the blog. Check out the Lemon Garlic Salmon. I recommend buying a wild caught salmon and look for a bright and vibrant pink color. Salmon should not have a strong scent or a dull greyish tint. When my store has wild caught Sockeye, I buy it! One of my favorites.
Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Baked Salmon tastes both a little sweet and a little spicy. Duh, Amber. Honey always adds the perfect amount of sweetness when cooking. Sriracha brings in a bit of heat but is not overwhelming. If you want it extra spicy, add more sriracha. Soy sauce and garlic are also added into the marinade to give more flavor and a bit of an Asian cuisine taste profile. Garnish the salmon with any kind of herb you like. I sprinkled some parsley on top today because that is what I had on hand. Scallions would have also be a nice touch.
You may notice that I almost always leave the skin on the salmon when cooking and I cook the entire fillet. It just makes life a little easier. The skin pulls right off after cooking and it is easier to portion out the kids dinner and the adults dinner from a large fillet. If you like the skin off before cooking or in pre portioned sections before cooking, go for it. Make sure to put some marinade or olive oil on both sides of the fish if removing the skin.
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