This Glazed Sriracha Salmon served with zucchini noodles makes the 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.
How Do You Make Sriracha Salmon?
This recipe is so easy and it’s quick too! Just let your salmon marinate with some soy sauce, sriracha, honey, rice vinegar, 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. Try not to go over the 8 hour mark because the acidity of the vinegar 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.
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.
What Do You Serve With Sriracha Salmon?
I paired this Sriracha Salmon with some zucchini noodles that I sauteed in olive 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 Sriracha Salmon with a side of rice. I love cooking it up in my Instant Pot!
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Glazed Sriracha Salmon with Zucchini Noodles
This Glazed Sriracha Salmon served with zucchini noodles makes the perfect quick & easy dinner that's as delicious as it is healthy.
- 4 zucchini spiralized
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
In a large, shallow dish, combine the soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, vinegar, 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.
To the now empty skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and zucchini. Stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes until garlic is cooked and noodles are al dente.
Wine Pairings for Sriracha Salmon:
- 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.