Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon is a dinnertime show stopper! Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make a spicy-sweet honey sriracha marinade and glaze. This post has been sponsored by Wholesome™. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With the holidays just around the corner, most of us will be eating a bit more, and maybe a bit more naughty!, than we usually do.
Because of that, I want to make sure you all have a healthy go-to dinner recipe that you can prepare easily during your fun-filled weeks to come.
This honey sriracha glazed salmon is a breeze to whip up and is a crowd-pleaser.
Don’t want to cook the traditional holiday meal? I have a feeling your guests won’t mind gobbling down a huge plate of this honey sriracha glazed salmon instead.
What Kind of Honey Did I Use in this Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon?
Honey, honey, honey, HOOONNNNEEYYY!!
No, I am not talking about your cute hubby… I am referring to that perfectly thick and sticky golden syrup that adds a sweet and rich flavor to everything!
Whether you enjoy honey in your morning coffee or tea, drizzle it over a piece of toast, or include it in your favorite marinade or stir-fry… honey is one of the most versatile sweeteners.
I personally love to use it for glazes and meat marinades. (Like I did in this honey sriracha glazed salmon recipe!)
My go-to honey for marinades, glazes, dessert recipes, and just overall-awesome-sweetener is Wholesome Organic Honey.
I specifically used the 16 oz. squeeze bottle pictured above and below, but feel free to try out their raw unfiltered jar and bottle, too.
Wholesome Organic Honey is pesticide-free, glyphosphate free, non-GMO, antibiotic free, USDA organic, and fair trade.
Honey Could Have Pesticides in It?!
Yes! Scary to think. But after all, bees can travel miles and miles and only 1% of domestic farming and ranch land is organic.
For a food that we eat so regularly, potentially carcinogenic pesticides such as neonicotinoids and glyphosphate are often found in it. 1 2
Unless… you get a honey that is certified glyphosphate-free and pesticide-free.
Unlike local honey, Wholesome Organic Honey is made by bees that are in a secluded and protected environment, deep in the forests of Brazil and far, far away from pesticides.
Health Benefits of Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon:
- Salmon is LOADED with healthy omega-3s <– these are the good-for-you fats!
- Honey & salmon both have tons of anti-oxidants.
- Garlic and ginger contain incredible anti-inflammatory compounds and can even help with an upset tummy.
How Can I Evolve this Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon?
- Use a pesticide-free, glyphosphate-free, and antibiotic-free organic honey.
- Pick wild and fresh salmon over farm-raised and previously frozen.
- If you’re Paleo, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon
Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon is such a quick and easy gluten-free, low-carb, and healthy dinner recipe to make!
- 1 ¼ lbs. salmon fillet wild and fresh
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce gluten-free
- 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 1 - 2 tsp. Sriracha sauce*
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ½ tsp. fresh grated ginger or ginger paste
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil for cooking
- Sesame seeds optional
- Cilantro optional
- New! Get this recipe in Meal Plan #4
Cut salmon fillet into four 5 oz. portions.
In a medium-sized bowl combine honey, olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and Sriracha sauce. Whisk until smooth.
Place salmon fillets in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and add 2/3 of the marinade. Reserve the remaining 1/3 of the marinade for glazing salmon at the end.
Marinate salmon for 15-30 minutes.
Add enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of a medium-large skillet.
Cook salmon over medium heat, flesh side down, for 3-4 minutes. Make sure not to overlap the fillets. (You may have to cook salmon in batches.)
Flip fillets and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork or the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Serve salmon with reserved marinade, toasted sesame seeds, and cilantro. Enjoy! Get this recipe in Meal Plan #4.
*Use 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce if you like less spice and use 2 teaspoons if you prefer more spice.
**Nutrition facts have been adjusted to account for marinade that is not used.
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