Weeknight Sweet Heat Salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish to eat and prepare. Salmon that is cooked with a sweet sauce or glaze kicks the flavor of the fish up about a thousand notches in my opinion (that’s a greedy girl description, but don’t judge me lol). This salmon recipe is simple, yet extremely lit. It is keto friendly, clean eating friendly , and an all around great main dish to make during your week. Pair this with broccoli and a baked sweet potato and you have a delicious dinner or meal prep for work.

Serves 2


Sweet Heat Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pancake syrup


  • 2 (4-6 ounce ) salmon filets with skin on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 sprig green onion (scallions), chopped (garnish)


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2.In a bowl , combine sauce ingredients and stir well for about 1-2 minutes then set aside (for a spicier sauce add more sriracha, if you want it sweeter add more syrup)

3.Season the salmon with salt, pepper, and garlic powder then set aside

4.Add the olive oil to a heated non stick skillet, then add salmon and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes on medium high heat

5. Remove the salmon from the heat and add them to a small pan or baking sheet

6.Spoon half of the sweet Heat sauce over the salmon filets

7. Place salmon in the oven and allow it to cook for 5-7 minutes

8.Remove from the oven and spoon the rest of the sauce over the salmon

9. Plate the salmon and serve with chopped green onion as a garnish (optional)

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