Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Sweet and spicy salmon

Baked salmon
It is hot. But also sweet. You can feel the garlic. And the roasted sunflowers seeds. But the fish retains its sea taste. Every single ingredient has its place in this recipe. You do not need to add any butter or oil - salmon is fatty enough. And the spread above the fillet seals it during baking and keeps the meat inside juicy and full of flavor. Baked salmon with Sriracha hot sauce and plum preserves is a dish which requires little effort and little time. And the end result is amazing. I took the sweet part of the recipe from here - the spicy Sriracha sauce was what I needed to contradict the sweetness of the plum preserve.
Hot baked salmon
Baked salmon

 Ingredients:
  • 1 lb (500 g) salmon filet
  • 4 Tbsp plum preserve
  • 4 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp peeled sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1 hot pepper, sliced thinely
  • some cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • salt to taste
Baked fish

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C). Rinse and pat dry salmon filet. Put into a ovenproov tray and season with salt. Spread evenly the preserve above. Put into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and spread Sriracha over the preserve. Sprinkle sunflover seeds above and put salmon back in the oven. Bake for additional 10 minutes. Take out and serve with some sliced hot pepper and chopped cilantro above. 
Sweet and spicy salmon

9 comments:

  1. Sounds just wonderful, love Sriracha and with that plum sauce I'm imagining this to be heavenly!

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    1. Thank you, this dish is really something special for hot taste lovers!

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  2. Oh yum, your salmon looks absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thank you, blueberrykitchen, it is as tasty as it looks!

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  3. Hi Meli, I just stopped by and thought I`d say how much I love your blog title and the beautiful pictures you take! Thanks for sharing! Have a happy Easter! :)

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words, Anna! Have a happy Easter too!

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  4. This evening i will make this. I already bought the salmon. It is easy and tasty.
    Meli, thank you for the ideas.
    Kate

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  5. Amazing! It was so delicious...I only bought ordinary chilli sauce instead of Sriracha. Thanks for the nice recipe, Meli. My husband also liked the salmon very much.

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    1. Thank you very much, Kate, I am very glad you liked the recipe!

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