Enjoy the most tender and spicy-sweet salmon with this Baked Salmon with Sriracha Lime Sauce. It's perfect for entertaining or even just a normal night in.
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My true love is back, guys: salmon. By this point, you're probably learning that I can't get enough of it. This Easy Baked Salmon with Sriracha Lime Sauce is no exception. It's tender, juicy, easy-to-make and healthy.
We tend to eat salmon at least once a week. Eating it that regularly combined with my aversion to eating the same thing too many times means that I am constantly on the hunt for new ways to prepare it.
This recipe arose from when I was craving a sweet sriracha based marinade. I tried it on salmon and I tried it on chicken. Both worked, but the marinade gave the salmon a tenderness I've never tasted in the fish so I decided to go with it.
It was so tender it almost melted in my mouth. And the marinade wasn't just a sauce on the salmon -- it penetrated the fish through.
So I made the salmon again, refining the marinating time and marinade and serving it over delicate and naturally sweet quinoa and fresh corn salad. It leaves us with a dish that I'll be adding to my salmon repertoire and I hope you do too.
4 Reasons to Make This Easy Baked Salmon with Sriracha Lime Sauce:
This salmon recipe is...
- Brimming with Omega 3's
- Flavorful and oh-so-tender
- Incredibly easy to make
- Perfect for entertaining
Add another delicious source of healthy fats to your diet with this foolproof salmon recipe that will surprise with how succulent it is.
This easy baked salmon is...
The type of salmon you could easily serve for a weeknight dinner or for a dinner party with friends. It dresses up nicely but isn't a lot of fuss to put together.
How to Make This Sriracha Lime Salmon:
Whisk together the sriracha lime marinade ingredients together until the honey is thoroughly dissolved into the liquids.
Add in the salmon fillets, turn them to cover in the marinade and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid. Return to the fridge and marinate for 30 minutes up to 8 hours, depending on how much time you have.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray it with non-stick spray.
Add the salmon to the baking sheet and pour a bit of the marinade over the salmon for flavor. Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and has an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Step 4 -- Optional:
While the salmon bakes, toss together a quick quinoa and corn salad: mix quinoa, fresh corn kernels, and chopped cilantro together in a medium-sized mixing bowl. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the lime dressing and then drizzle over the quinoa, toss, and serve with the salmon.
Answers to Some of the Most Common Salmon Questions:
How do I cook salmon without foil?
You can cook salmon without foil by cooking it on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or you can bake the salmon on a baking sheet lined with non-stick cooking sprayed parchment paper.
What should I serve with Salmon?
There are so many great options of what to serve with salmon! Baked sweet potatoes or Portuguese Potatoes are always great; as are steamed green beans, steamed rice, or a simple green salad dressed with white wine vinegar and olive oil. Get creative with any side dish that complements with a mellow flavor. The only real side dishes that don't work too well are those that are too strong on flavor themselves.
How do you tell with salmon is done?
You can tell your salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork and the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
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A tender and succulent salmon that is full of flavor and incredibly easy to make.
Marinate the fish for 30 minutes up to 8 hours, depending on how much time you have.
Quinoa salad (pictured with the salmon) is optional, but directions are included below.
Sriracha Lime Marinade
- ½ lime, juiced
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey (preferably raw)
- 1-3 teaspoons sriracha (depending on how hot you like it)
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (preferably light)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 6-8 ounce fillets of salmon
- non-stick cooking spray
Fresh corn & quinoa salad (optional)
- 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa; warm or cool (or, ¾ cup rinsed uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package directions)
- 1 raw ear of corn, shucked and kernels cut off
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ lime, juiced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6-8 grinds fresh black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Whisk together the sriracha lime marinade ingredients together in a medium-size bowl until the honey is dissolved into the other liquids.
- Add the salmon, toss to cover, and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and and marinate for 30 minutes-8 hours, depending on how much time you have.
- Right before cooking: preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and pour a bit of the marinade over for flavor.
- Bake in the oven for 11-12 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
If Making the Quinoa Salad:
1. While the salmon is baking: Toss the corn, quinoa, and cilantro together in a small to a medium-sized bowl. In a small dish, whisk together the lime juice through olive oil to create a dressing. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss until the dressing covers the quinoa.
1. To serve more people, simply double this recipe and follow the rest of the steps.
2. Leftovers only last for a day or two covered in the fridge but really are the best fresh.
Serving Size1 fillet salmon + 1 cup quinoa salad
Amount Per Serving Calories 650Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 429mgSodium 650mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 30g
This nutrition breakdown is just an estimate of the nutritional value of this recipe and cannot be taken as facts. The owners of Mae's Menu are not nutritionists or dieticians and therefore cannot be held accountable for this nutrition estimate. Please contact your nutritionist or medical professional for a nutritional breakdown of this food. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
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