If you’re a sweet heat lover, the perfect balance of sweet, savory, spicy and zesty flavors captured in this salmon dish will toss you right up into your personal heaven.
Flaky and melt-in-your-mouth tender, this Thai inspired fish requires only a small handful of flavorful ingredients and about thirty minutes to whip up and serve.
1 large salmon fillet, skin removed
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
⅓ cup raw local honey
⅓ cup Sriracha sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1 lime, sliced
2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tsp minced garlic
1 green onion, chopped
1 tsp sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, grease lightly, and lay salmon on the foil. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Slide slices of lime under the edges of the salmon.
Over medium high heat, melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the honey, Sriracha, lime juice, soy sauce and garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer on medium heat, simmering for about 3-4 minutes.
Pour ⅔ of the glaze over the salmon (reserve the remaining glaze for drizzling later), using a spoon or spatula to spread the glaze and make sure it coats the salmon completely. Fold up the edges of the foil around the salmon to create a barrier wall that prevents the glaze from spilling off the edges.
Place the salmon in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Then switch to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes, until the edges of the salmon begin to char slightly. Watch during the broil phase to make sure the salmon doesn’t burn.
Remove the salmon from the oven and drizzle with the reserved glaze. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and sesame seeds, and serve.
Nutrition Facts per serving (218g): 315 calories/11g total fat (1.6g saturated fat)/20g total carbs/35g protein