Oven-Roasted Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

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This oven-roasted Hot Honey Salmon Recipe is packed full of flavor with soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, garlic, and lime. If you’re looking for an easy, flavorful, and healthy dinner option for weeknight meals that everyone in the family will love, then look no further!

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Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

I know that readers like to skip to the recipe card, but I recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Salmon is a delicious fish whether it is cooked simply with some lemon, or marinated with different aromatics.

It’s also the kind of fish that is great for family meals or served as a dinner party entrée.

The combination of sweet honey with fragrant garlic and spicy Sriracha makes this dish irresistible.

This hot honey salmon recipe is quick and easy to prepare, with mere moments to whisk up the marinade (set aside 30 minutes of marinating time) and around 15 minutes in the oven.

As you can see in our photos, we’ve served hot honey salmon with rice and salad; but it would work equally well with a side of stir-fried noodles and vegetables such as Stir Fried Chinese Vegetables or Stir Fried Snowpeas and Water Chestnuts.

Our Crunchy Vegetable Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing would be a great side option too.

Hot Honey Salmon & Rice
Ingredients for hot honey salmon: Salmon Fillets, soy sauce, sesame oil, Sriracha, honey, lime, garlic, scallions, sesame seeds.
Ingredients for Hot Honey Salmon

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Hot Honey Salmon

  • Fresh ProduceGarlic, Limes, Scallions (Spring Onions/Green Onions)
  • ProteinSalmon Fillets
  • PantryExtra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
  • Soy Sauce, Tamari, or Coconut Aminosdepending on your dietary requirements you may want to use one of the following in this recipe:
    • Soy Sauce the regular stuff made from fermented soybeans and roasted grains.
    • Tamaria gluten-free soy sauce (but always check the label) if this is a concern for you.
    • Coconut Aminosa soy-free, soy sauce made with coconut tree sap and salt, and popular in Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 communities.
  • Honeytry to buy locally-produced honey when possible.
  • Sriracha Sauce – a red chili sauce or hot sauce, made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. The sauce is hot, tangy, and slightly sweet and has a multitude of uses!
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sesame Seeds

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.


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Equipment Needed For This Recipe

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How Do I Make Hot Honey Salmon?

The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Step 1 – Marinade the Salmon: Whisk the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, sesame oil, garlic, and lime juice in a small, shallow dish. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and toss to coat on all sides. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 2 – Roast Salmon: Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 and line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

Arrange the salmon fillets onto the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with any leftover marinade. Roast for 14-16 minutes until lightly browned, but still flakey in the middle.

Salmon Fillets on Baking Sheet

Step 3 – Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh scallions. Serve with hot cooked rice, and a side salad if desired. Enjoy!

Healthy Hot Honey Salmon Dinner
Hot Honey Salmon

Recipe Tips

  • The cook time for salmon depends on the internal starting temperature and the thickness of the fillets.
  • Fillets should flake easily with a fork when finished.

Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers:
    • Cool (within 1 hour), transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • You should only freeze cooked salmon once. This is because you don’t necessarily know if the salmon was frozen before you purchased it.
    • Cool the salmon completely and wrap it in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil to help prevent freezer burn and keep out unwanted freezer smells. You could also place the salmon inside a food bag – squeeze out any excess air, or place it in an airtight freezer-safe container.
    • Label with the name of the dish, thawing/reheating instructions, and the date to keep track of your food storage.
    • Cooked salmon will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • To defrost the cooked salmon, unwrap it completely and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight (or at least 12 hours).
    • Enjoy the salmon cold in a salad, or reheat in a medium oven until hot throughout.
  • Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart for Cooking
  • With all leftovers, make sure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.
  • You can always consult the Food Standards Agency in your country for the most up-to-date advice on storing and freezing foods: Food Standards Agency (UK) | Food Safety (USA).

Printable Hot Honey Salmon Recipe Card

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Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

Hot Honey Salmon

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This oven-roasted Hot Honey Salmon Recipe is packed full of flavor with soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, garlic, and lime.

Ingredients

  • ¼ c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 T. honey (preferably local)
  • 3 T. sriracha sauce
  • 2 t. sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 4 4-oz salmon fillets
  • 4 T. sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Hot cooked rice (optional for serving)

Instructions

  1. Whisk the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, sesame oil, garlic, and lime juice in a small, shallow dish. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and toss to coat on all sides. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 and line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Arrange the salmon fillets onto the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with any leftover marinade. Roast for 14-16 minutes until lightly browned, but still flakey in the middle.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh scallions. Serve with hot cooked rice, and a side salad if desired. Enjoy!

    Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 907mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 29g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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