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Firecracker Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 and is heart-healthy. This Firecracker Salmon recipe will surely spice up your meals! Easy to prepare and perfect for make ahead meals, too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy food, healthy meal, healthy recipes, heart-healthy dish, salmon recipe, salmon,
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • baking pan
  • parchment paper


  • 4 pieces salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp  red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp sriracha chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika 
  • salt and pepper to tasta


  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the garlic, ginger, oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, pepper flakes, and sriracha chili sauce. Set aside 1/2 cup of the sauce for serving later.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and paprika. Add the fillets to the marinade and turn to coat evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190.6°C).
  • Heat an oven-safe fry pan over medium heat with a drizzle of oil.
  • Sear the salmon for 2-3 minutes per side to achieve a nice crust.
  • Get your baking pan and brush it with olive oil. Arrange the salmon fillets and bake for 8-10 minutes at 375°F or until done. The internal temperature of the salmon must be at 130°F (55°C), plus at least 5 minutes rest before serving.
  • Move to a serving plate and brush the salmon with a light layer of firecracker sauce. Garnish with chopped chives and serve.