This Sriracha Salmon with honey lime butter is a super quick, easy, and healthy weeknight meal. The salmon is baked in foil, keeping it tender and moist with a hint of spicy heat (or more than a hint, if you prefer!).
This Sriracha Salmon is insanely easy and delicious. A fresh salmon fillet is doused in a simple butter sauce made with honey, lime and sriracha, then baked in foil to moist and juicy perfection.
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Sundays are often "fish day" in our house, because I do my shopping for the week on Sunday afternoon, and I like to cook fresh fish ASAP. And this salmon dish is one I make over and over!
Fool-proof Baked Coconut Lime Rice
Before I prepare the sriracha salmon, I assemble an easy baked coconut lime rice that complements the fish perfectly, and pop that in the oven so it cooks at the same time as the fish.
I find cooking rice in the oven to be the most fool-proof way to do it. The stove top method often ends up mushy for me.
Also, when I cook it on the stove top, it almost always boils over at some point, so I end up having to scrub the stove top every time. (Does anyone else have a love-hate relationship with their glass stove top?)
To serve, I sprinkle the whole thing with fresh cilantro for a little color. Feel free to skip that or sub with parsley if you're not into cilantro.
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Salmon with Sriracha Lime Butter
- 2 lbs fresh salmon fillet (in one piece or in 4 portions of 6-8 oz each)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1-3 tablespoons sriracha one tablespoon makes a mild, kid-friendly sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Coconut lime rice for serving
Salmon with Sriracha Lime Butter
- While the rice is cooking, line a baking sheet or pan with a large sheet of aluminum foil. Lightly grease the foil with olive oil.
- Put the salmon in the center of the foil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pull the edges of the foil up around the fish to hold in the sauce.
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the honey, lime juice, and sriracha and bring to a boil. Pour the butter sauce over the salmon.
- Wrap the foil around the salmon. With another sheet of foil, wrap it again so that steam cannot escape, but not so tightly that air cannot circulate inside the packet.
- If you're making the baked coconut lime rice, you can put the salmon in the oven as the rice is cooking to save time, and raise the temperature to 400 degrees F after you take out the rice. If you choose to wait for the rice to be done, simply raise the temperature to 400 degrees F after you remove the rice from the oven.
- Bake the salmon for about 15-20 minutes and check for doneness. Cook just until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste with the butter sauce.
- Turn on the broiler and unwrap the salmon, leaving the foil under it. Broil for 4-5 minutes until it starts to brown and get crispy around the edges.
- Sprinkle Salmon with chopped cilantro and serve with coconut lime rice.
I love this idea! definitely considering it for tonight. do you use a special kind of pan to put in the over to prevent it from damaging or melting at all?
I just use a regular baking sheet! But honestly any oven-safe pan will work 🙂
This recipe is a real keeper! In fact, it's now my favorite. I used 3 Tbs of the srirachi sauce, and it wasn't too spicy. I used only a pound of salmon for two of us, so there was plenty of sauce to put on the rice. Delicious! So happy to have found your website, Ann! Thanks, I'll be trying more of your great looking dishes.
Thank you so much Beverly!! 😉
What a huge compliment!!
emily | OatandSesame
Love all these flavors. I often make coconut rice by just sprinkling shredded coconut on the top of the rice as it cooks. The coconut flavor infuses into the rice as it steams. Just a low fat option for coconut rice. Using coconut milk is so rich and yummy too. Pinning for dinner!!
Ooooooh I love that idea! Can't get enough coconut flavor!
Love the flavors of the sweet and hot sauce. Perfect with rice too!
Thank you Ginny 🙂
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I love salmon and I love sriracha, I can't believe I've never thought of putting the two together before! It looks absolutely delicious!
I'm always trying to think of new things to put sriracha on ;). Thanks Bintu!
I love meal planning. It makes shopping and preparing so much easier and ends up saving frustration and time. I do think a key is to not get too stressed out about it if something changes. This fish looks really good.
Agree! Flexibility is key. Thanks Ben 🙂
Marvellina | What To Cook Today
This is right up my alley!!! I love sriracha on pretty much everything!!!!
Haha me too!!
I usually meal plan and shop on Sunday, as well. Never for the full week, thought. I find by Thurs/Fri we have enough leftovers to use for a thrown together dinner. Salmon is a staple at our house most weeks and this looks delicious! I’ve pinned it for later ?
Thanks Natalie! I like your strategy! In our house any leftovers usually end up as work lunches, but it’s always great when we can cobble together something quick at the end of the week with whatever we have on hand.
Meal planning like this makes perfect sense! Your salmon looks great and is one of the fish's my kids will eat! Yum!
Thanks Leslie!! Kids are definitely the toughest critics.
You had me at sriracha! I have been looking for new things to do with salmon- this is perfect. And I do need to get better at meal planning!
Thanks Terri!! Meal planning is such a challenge.
Chef Markus Mueller | Earth, Food, and Fire
First off I love the idea of meal prepping like this, and is usually how I do my meal prep. It's home most restaurants actually operate in theory. Do all your prep ahead of time, and then cook to order. my only problem is I never plan a week at a time! Looking forward to following along with this series! Delicious looking salmon by the way!
Thanks Markus!! I really struggle with planning ahead too, but honestly this made the week SO much easier. I’m going to try hard to keep it up!