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Sweet Chili Garlic Salmon

This Baked Sweet Chili Garlic Salmon will be your favorite way to eat salmon! This quick and easy baked salmon recipe only takes 20 minutes and is packed with sweet, tangy and spicy Asian flavors that will become a family dinner favorite.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 271kcal
Author Meghan

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds Sockeye Salmon wild caught
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional
  • green onions sliced, for garnish (optional)

For Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce I use low sodium, see note
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 gloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger root
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce *

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, prepare a baking sheet by covering it with foil for easy cleanup.
  • Whisk together ingredients for sauce.  Place the salmon on the baking sheet and pour 1/3 of the sauce over the fish.  Use a brush to cover the surface with sauce, reserve the remaining sauce for later (don't contaminate it with anything that touches the fish).  If using low sodium soy sauce, season fish lightly with salt.
  • Bake salmon for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and pour half of the remaining sauce over the filet and again brush it over the surface of the salmon. Save the remaining sauce for drizzling over finished salmon.
  • Return fish to the oven and bake for 2-5 more minutes, until fish is cooked through.  Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork and has an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  • Remove from oven.  Pour remaining sauce over salmon.  Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired.

Notes

If using low sodium soy sauce, you may want to season the fish lightly with salt.
*The chili garlic sauce doesn't make it too spicy but adds a little kick.  If you or your family has no tolerance for spice, you can reduce the amount or leave it out.  Of course if you love really spicy foods you can use more!

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 29.6g