Sweet & Spicy Salmon

I made this for dinner last night and it was too good not to share. It’s quick, easy, and super delicious, especially if you love spicy food! Recipe down below!



  • 2 Salmon Fillets (3-4 oz each)
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup of Pineapple Juice
  • 3 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp  Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Corn Starch
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ginger Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Olive Oil or Butter (Ghee butter preferred)
  • Green onion
  • Stir Fry Vegetables of Your Choice (I used)
    • White Onion
    • Carrots
    • Broccoli
    • Red Bell Pepper
    • Snap Peas


Kitchen Items Needed:

  • Cast iron grill pan skillet preferred for salmon, regular frying pan works as well
  • Small bowl to mix your sauce in

Kitchen Prep Needed:

  • Prep/chop stir fry veggies if needed


  1. For our Sauce, using a small bowl, add in your measured ingredients of pineapple juice, sriracha, soy sauce, brown sugar, corn starch, rice wine vinegar, and cayenne pepper. (optional, add in a dash of ginger powder and garlic powder for extra flavor)
  2. Mix together until fully blended and set aside
  3. For our Salmon (I use skin on, feel free to use skin off) season your salmon first with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger powder
  4. Place 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil or butter in your cast iron grill pan/frying pan and heat up on medium
  5. Place your fillet skin up on the pan, and cook for about 3-4 minutes. If you’re using a cast iron grill pan and want those grill marks, turn the heat up a little to medium high, then cook for 2 minutes with the salmon slanting in 1 diagonal direction, then another 2 minutes slanting in the opposite diagonal direction
  6. Once the top of the salmon has been cooked/seared to your liking, change your heat to medium-low, flip your fillet skin down, and pour your sauce that you made earlier for your salmon on top
  7. Use a spoon to baste the sauce on top of the salmon while cooking
  8. If adding stir fry veggies, saute in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. While cooking, add in a dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger.
  9. Once your veggies are finished sauteing, add them into the skillet with your salmon and mix together in the sauce (if not adding veggies, skip to step 10)
  10. Cover your skillet, and let cook for another 2-3 minutes and you’re ready to go
  11. To put it all together, I like to eat it with rice. (feel free to eat it with whatever – zucchini noodles, quinoa, brown ride, etc.)  just place your rice in the bowl, throw your salmon on top with your veggies on the side, then sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and your sliced green onion.





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