March 28, 2016

Easy and Spicy Salmon Recipe


Hi all,

Just a quick post today with an easy Honey Sriracha Salmon recipe I found through Pinterest. It’s fast and easy.

My modifications from the original recipe are:

  1. I used my favorite frozen ginger by Dorot and defrosted the 2 cubes in the microwave for 8 seconds on high (I also use a little less ginger then the recipe calls for because it’s not a flavor my husband loves that much)
  2. I also used my favorite pre-peeled garlic.
  3. I halved the recipe since I was only making it for 2 but it calls for 4 pieces/servings of salmon
  4. I didn’t have the foresight to make the marinade far ahead of time so I just let it marinate for half hour
  5. A splatter screen is helpful just to cut down on any potential mess on the cooktop.

I know my final result is slightly burnt looking but I swear that a) I’m not a bad cook and don’t usually burn food and b) it tasted fine! 

I served it with a vegetable on the side and brown basmati rice. Happy eating!


the ingredients


frozen ginger to be defrosted


ingredients put together in a plastic bag over a bowl



marinating salmon




using the splatter screen


woops, let it stay on the one side too long



Honey Sriracha Salmon


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (or tamari* for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound wild salmon fillet, cut into 4 (4-ounce) pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions, for garnish


  1. In a 1-gallon zip-top plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, honey, vinegar, Sriracha, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Add the salmon, toss to coat evenly, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours, turning the fish once.
  3. Remove the salmon from the bag, reserving the marinade.
  4. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat ad add the sesame oil.
  5. Rotate the pan to coat the bottom evenly and add the salmon.
  6. Cook until one side of the fish is browned, about 2 minutes.
  7. Flip the salmon and cook until the other side browns, 2 more minutes.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade.
  9. Cover and cook until the fish is cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
  10. Add scallion to garnish.

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