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Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce

Have a healthy dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this easy recipe for a delicious Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce.

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Plate of Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce.

Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and protein, salmon is a healthy option for quick and easy weeknight meals. This Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce is one of the tastiest fish recipes you can make in under 30 minutes.

Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce.

This dish never disappoints and I often get asked for the recipe by family and friends. The savoury spicy sauce in this recipe is really what gives the salmon so much flavour.

How to Make Cilantro-Chili Sauce

The sauce doesn't need any cooking, all that you need to do is combine some simple ingredients for a delicious condiment that will jazz up the fish.

Sauce Ingredients Overview:

  • small onion (yellow, white or red)
  • red bell pepper 
  • cilantro 
  • clove of garlic 
  • soya sauce
  • lemon juice 
  • light tasting oil
  • honey
  • sriracha sauce

The sauce can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated, or you can make it while the salmon is in the oven.

You can substitute the salmon steaks for fillet, especially if you are feeding children and don't want to deal with the pin bones.

I chose to bake the salmon for this recipe, but you could cook the salmon whichever way you prefer. Whether you grill, pan fry or bake the salmon, it's really the sauce that makes this dish so delicious and addictive.

To prepare the salmon for baking, simply pat the salmon steaks or fillets dry, rub with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake in the oven for approximately 10 minutes. I like to place the salmon under the broiler for about 3 minutes to finish cooking it. You can tell if the salmon is ready by inserting the tip of a knife or fork in the thickest part of the fish, if the fish is opaque and flakes easily then it's done.

Plate of Thai Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce.

How to Serve

You can serve this Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce with steamed rice and sauteed or steamed veggies such as baby bok choy or broccoli for a complete meal.

How to Store

Refrigerate any leftover sauce in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Store any leftover fish in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

Enjoy!

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Plate of Thai Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce.

Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce

Have a healthy dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this easy and delicious Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce.
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Servings 2
Calories 257 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Salmon:

  • 2 salmon steaks or 1 salmon fillet approximately 1 lb., 454 g.
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • salt to your taste
  • pepper to your taste

For the Cilantro-Chili Sauce:

  • ½ onion small yellow or red
  • ¼ red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 medium clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon light tasting oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce or chili-garlic sauce

Instructions
 

For the Salmon:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper. Set aside.
  • Pat salmon steaks (or fillet) dry.
  • Rub salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Bake in oven on middle rack for 10 min and then place under broiler for 3 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily.

For the Cilantro-Chili Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and mix well. If making ahead of time, refrigerate the sauce.  Serve sauce with fish. 

Notes

  1. Cooking time will vary according to the thickness of the salmon.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2619mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1930IUVitamin C: 62.1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword Cilantro-Chili Sauce, Thai Baked Salmon, Thai Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce
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Alisa_ewert

Friday 7th of April 2017

I need to add this in my note book i love to read such amazing articles and you have perfect recipy dear.

All That I'm Eating

Monday 27th of March 2017

This sounds delicious, I love all the colours from that chilli sauce too.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 3rd of April 2017

Thanks, the sauce is really incredible, so simple but really delicious.

Karen

Saturday 25th of March 2017

Asian flavors go so well with salmon and your recipe sounds wonderful.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 28th of March 2017

I think so too, salmon is so mild tasting so it's delicious with so many different flavours.

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