EASY Honey Sriracha Salmon Recipe

This honey Sriracha Salmon recipe makes a perfect quick & easy dinner that’s as delicious as it is healthy. 

Do you ever go into a restaurant and always order the same thing? I’m definitely guilty. If salmon is on the menu, there’s an 85% chance that I’m ordering it.

I think that has always been because I’ve been a bit intimidated to cook fish at home. But this recipe makes things super simple. It’s basically foolproof. This Sriracha Salmon turns out perfectly cooked, with a thick, syrupy glaze and a crispy sear.

To get that great flavor, we’re making a marinade that’s loaded with fresh garlic and ginger, spicy sriracha and soy sauce. A bit of honey added to the marinade is what makes that glaze, and a splash of lime juice gives that perfect balance of sweet and sour.

The honey sriracha sauce is so good you guys!

Overhead close up of salmon with glaze and sesame seeds topped with limes.

Ingredients Needed

  • Salmon – I used a 1 pound whole salmon fillet, but you can also use salmon pieces.
  • Soy Sauce – Be sure to use low-sodium soy sauce so that you can control the salt.
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Lime Juice
  • Ginger + Garlic
  • Sesame Oil
  • Optional Garnishes: Green onions, sesame seeds, cilantro, lime wedges

How to Make It

  • Just let your salmon marinate with some soy sauce, sriracha, honey, lime juice, garlic & ginger. I like to leave it in the marinade for at least 30 minutes, but you can leave it in there for up to 8 hours for even more flavor. Pro Tip: Try not to go over the 8 hour mark because the acidity of the lime juice can actually start to cook your fish a bit.
  • Once it’s done marinating, the cooking process is super simple. Just get a skillet hot, add in some sesame oil, and sear the salmon for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Then, pour in the marinade, put a lid on your skillet and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes until it’s cooked through and the honey sriracha glaze thickens.

How Do You Know When Salmon is Done?

  • When the salmon is fully cooked it will flake easily with a fork. You can also use a meat thermometer. The salmon should register at 145 degrees.

Overhead shot of salmon sliced on baking sheet with zucchini noodles.

What to Serve with It

  • I paired this Sriracha Salmon with some zucchini noodles that I sauteed in sesame oil with a bit of garlic and red pepper flakes. I love using my KitchenAid spiralizer attachment to make these “zoodles.” You can also usually find premade zucchini noodles in the produce section of your grocery store. Or, you can use one of these handy gadgets (under $10) and peel away like you’re peeling a potato. You’re left with strands of zucchini that resemble spaghetti.
  • You could also serve this Glazed Salmon with a side of instant pot rice or quinoa. I love using my Instant Pot to cook my grains. It makes it totally hands off and quick and easy.
  • It would be delicious topped with Mango Salsa or Pineapple Salsa.
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Wine Pairings

  • Gewürztraminer has just a hint of sweetness to it and a good body that will stand up to the spicy glaze on this salmon.
  • A light Pinot Noir or young Beaujolais would also work well.
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Overhead shot of salmon on white platter topped with limes and sesame seeds.

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Overhead shot of salmon sliced on baking sheet with zucchini noodles.

Honey Sriracha Salmon Recipe

This Glazed Honey Sriracha Salmon served with zucchini noodles makes the perfect quick & easy dinner that's as delicious as it is healthy. 
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinade Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people


Zucchini Noodles

  • 4 medium zucchini (spiralized)
  • 1 Tablespoon seasme oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes


  • In a large, shallow dish, combine the soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, lime juice, ginger, and garlic. Add the salmon, skin side up, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours. 
  • Remove salmon, reserving the marinade. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high and add the sesame oil. Sear the salmon on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes longer. Reduce heat to low and add reserved marinade. Cover and cook until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove salmon to a platter and pour any sauce in skillet over top. Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and cilantro. 
  • To the now empty skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and zucchini. Stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes until noodles are al dente.
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Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 41.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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This post was originally published in 2014. It was updated in 2019 and again in 2023 to add new photographs and content. The sriracha glazed salmon recipe remains the same. Enjoy!

28 thoughts on “EASY Honey Sriracha Salmon Recipe”

  1. I made this recipe for dinner tonight. Best salmon I’ve ever had. It was juice and full of flavor. Love it and will make it again!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the bend of sriracha, lime, honey, soy, and ginger! This salmon looks like the perfect welcome to warm weather dish to serve on zucchini noodles but I think any green would be lovely.

  3. 5 stars
    This looks amaaaaazing!!! You make cooking fish sound so easy. I’m totally guilty of not cooking fish often enough because I’m afraid to mess it up. Lol. I’ll definitely need to try this recipe.

  4. Haven’t gotten to trying the recipe yet, but in your description you mention rice vinegar and I don’t see it in the recipe for the salmon marinade. How much do you add?

    • I’m so sorry about that Rachel! I actually ended up changing up my original recipe a bit, and found that swapping in lime juice for the rice wine vinegar added more flavor and had better results. I updated the post to change those facts. Thank you SO MUCH for the heads up and I’m sorry for the confusion!

  5. 5 stars
    I only used 2.5 tbsp of soy sauce, and baked the salmon in the marinade! I poured the marinade over the zoodles afterwards. Delicious!


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