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Mike’s Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

Hot honey salmon is a healthy seafood meal. Make spicy Baked Salmon at 400 in the oven with a dry rub and a drizzle of this sweet sauce with heat this week. Easy sheet pan dinner that is family friendly.

hot honey salmon

Salmon with hot honey is an incredible spicy dinner made on a sheet pan in the oven. Delicious with a sweet and savory rub on the outside and an added drizzle of sweetness on the top. Baked fish is easy to make for a family favorite meal. (affiliate links present)

Spicy Salmon

We show you here how to make it as is. It is great served with a side of rice and/or vegetables as a really low carb meal that is packed with lots of flavor. Another fun way to make this is to prep the fish and make TikTok Salmon Sushi Cups with it. Then drizzle the honey over the top when done.

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When making the Salmon Dry Rub Recipe you can adjust this part easily to be sweeter or hotter than you’d like. What we have listed here is medium I would say. The mixture in the recipe card below is spicy. If you aren’t sure how much hot sauce or chili powder you’d like to include, start with half and test in your first batch.

Hot Honey Salmon Recipe
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There are several varieties of this popular pink fish. There is sockeye, farm raised, pink, atlantic, and this is How to Cook Coho Salmon too. Most have the same cook time and vary slightly when it comes to color, texture and flavor. Choose the one you prefer to start with.

  • 4 pieces salmon fillets in the same size so they bake evenly
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or melted butter could be used
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 tsp paprika
  • Granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • Coriander
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Hot sauce, firecracker sauce, cayenne pepper or use red pepper flakes, depending on how hot you want it
  • 2-3 tbsp hot honey to use at the end

There are many ways to tweak this just like all of our other creations of course. Want to go all the way, with a strip of pork surrounding it? Make this but as Bacon Wrapped Salmon before you put them into the oven or cast iron skillet.

Want to serve this cold? Here is How to Cure Salmon and then slice thin and when guests come over have the bottle on the side to drizzle a bit on right before they bite into it on a piece of bruschetta.

Firecracker Salmon Recipe

Spicy Salmon Bowl

If you aren’t too sure about the rub we have here paired with the sweet heat you could make our Herb Crusted Salmon, that has a lot of flavor too.

  • Preheat the oven to 360 F. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  • Place the salmon pieces in a baking dish and spread 1/2 the sauce over the top.
  • Cover the baking dish with saran wrap or put salmon in an airtight container with a lid and leave for 15 minutes to marinate the salmon so the flavors become more intense. Feel free to skip or leave a bit longer for more sweet and spicy intensity.
  • Heat a frying pan and place the salmon, skin side up, fry for 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Then place the salmon in a baking dish with skin side down and spread the remaining sauce over the top.
  • Bake for another 10-13 minutes or until it becomes flaky.
  • Remove, drizzle hot honey over the top and serve.

We do show and explain to you here how to cook frozen salmon but in this case you wouldn’t be able to apply the seasonings first as they wouldn’t stick. Instead you could sprinkle some on top halfway thru, and still drizzle the hot honey at that time and at the end.

Spicy Salmon Bowl

Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

If you are living in tight quarters you may need Salmon Toaster Oven instructions instead. Works the same except that note the top may get more browned with the seasonings on top since it is so much closer to the coils in this case.

In the case that you choose to make Crockpot Salmon this way you could still add the rub. Drizzle Mike’s Hot Honey on top when done or if you wanted to crisp the top set on a baking sheet at the end after adding and broil for 2 minutes for a golden brown. Jump to recipe and let us know what you think!

What do you put Mike’s Hot Honey on?

Drizzle some on baked salmon with dry rub like we did here!! The best way to serve it hot this way, or baked, cooled and make salmon salad with it mixed into your favorite dressing to add a bit of spicy heat to your fish. We love it tossed into roasted vegetables too as a healthy side dish. A quick and easy way to add flavor to fish, chicken or beef.

Spicy Salmon

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Hot Honey Salmon

Hot honey salmon is a healthy seafood meal. Make spicy salmon in the oven with a dry rub and a drizzle of this sweet sauce with heat!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword dry rub, hot honey, salmon, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 77kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 360 F. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  • Place the salmon pieces in a baking dish and spread 1/2 the sauce over the top. Cover the baking dish with a lid or cling film and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a frying pan and place the salmon, skin side up, fry for 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Then place the salmon in a baking dish with skin side down and spread the remaining sauce over the top.
  • Bake for another 10-13 minutes or until it becomes flaky. Remove, drizzle hot honey over the top and serve.
  • Salmon at 400 – If you want to skip searing in a pan, put into preheated oven at 400 instead and bake for 10 minutes, until flaky.

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Nutrition Facts
Hot Honey Salmon
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1132mg49%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 88IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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