by Olena

Thai Salmon Recipe (Video)

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

Thai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.

In our household, we have been enjoying this Thai salmon recipe with sweet chili sauce for 14 years now. In winter, I bake it in the oven and in summer months we turn it into cedar plank salmon on the grill. Second version is unbelievably tasty but oven method is just as good minus the smoky flavour.

In case you are cooking for a family, know my kids didn’t find this Thai style salmon spicy at all and they are picky with spices. It was a perfect amount of a heat kick and nobody complained about sweetness.:) I would omit green onions for kids and a must for adults!

What Thai Sauce (Marinade) for Salmon to You Use

For years, we have been using Thai Kitchen bottled sweet chili sauce as Thai salmon marinade. Nowadays, we try to eat as healthy as possible, so I came up with homemade Thai sweet chili sauce recipe. It can be refrigerated for a few weeks. You can use leftovers in traditional Thai cooking or, for example, with slow cooker Thai chicken thighs.

If you are a fan of Thai Kitchen sauce, you gotta try mine – exact copy but healthy.

Thai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.

How to Cook Thai Glazed Salmon in the Oven

I love broiling vs. baking because salmon is such delicate meat it desn’t need long cooking time and is easy to overcook. And because we are using pieces of salmon vs. whole fillet for maximum flavour penetration a blast of heat on the outside is enough. You want the fish to retain its natural juices and moisture.

How to Avoid Buying “Bad” Salmon

  • Read labels: Today manufacturers are very marketing savvy. They have departments working 24/7 on how to sell you their farmed salmon. See below.
  • Don’t buy Farmed: Obviously, it is farmed in closed off area, artificially coloured, fed antibiotics and exposed to pesticides. It is also high in Omega 6s and is devastating for wild marine life.
  • Don’t buy Atlantic: Atlantic salmon is same farmed salmon, just  different name. Surprised? I was too!
  • Don’t buy Organic: Organic salmon is same farmed, just fed organic feed. It’s not much better and so expensive!

Thai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.

Source: David Suzuki

What Is “Healthy” Salmon and How to Save Money Buying It

  • Buy These Species: Wild salmon like sockeye, coho, spring or even pink salmon. I know it’s expensive, I know. However, pink salmon is cheap – I made Thai pink salmon, was good!
  • Fillet Yourself: You will pay twice less money if you buy whole fish and fillet it yourself in 10 minutes.
  • Buy Trout: It’s often cheaper but be careful not to buy farmed trout – saw such thing at Costco, it’s huge and expensive.

Other Healthy Salmon Recipes

How to Make Thai Salmon Recipe (Video)

  1. Make Thai sweet chili sauceThai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.
  2. In a large baking dish, add salmon in a single layer. Each fillet: sprinkle with a pinch of salt and top with 1 tbsp of Thai sweet chili sauce. Brush or rub with your fingers to coat fish with sauce evenly on top, bottom and sides. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight is the best (up to 24 hours). Thai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.
  3. Turn on oven’s broiler on High and position top oven rack 5″ – 6″ below the heat source. Line large baking sheet with foil or silicone mat, spray with cooking spray and place salmon fillets skin side down (if any). Coat with remaining marinade from the dish (if any).
  4. Broil for 8 minutes, rotating baking sheet once. Remove from the oven and brush top of each fillet with 2 tsp of Thai sweet chili sauce. Return to the oven and broil for another 5 minutes or until salmon has caramelized. Thai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.

Enjoy Thai sweet chili salmon and know where your food comes from!

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Thai Salmon

5 from 3 reviews

Thai Salmon Recipe with easy healthy sweet chili sauce oven baked in winter or grilled on cedar plank in summer. Read rave reader reviews yourself.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make Thai sweet chili sauce.
  2. In a large baking dish, add salmon in a single layer. Each fillet: sprinkle with a pinch of salt and top with 1 tbsp of Thai sweet chili sauce. Brush or rub with your fingers to coat fish with sauce evenly on top, bottom and sides. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight is the best (up to 24 hours).
  3. Turn on oven’s broiler on High and position top oven rack 5″ – 6″ below the heat source. Line large baking sheet with foil or silicone mat, spray with cooking spray and place salmon fillets skin side down (if any). Coat with remaining marinade from the dish (if any).
  4. Broil for 8 minutes, rotating baking sheet once. Remove from the oven and brush top of each fillet with 2 tsp of Thai sweet chili sauce. Return to the oven and broil for another 5 minutes or until salmon has caramelized.
  5. Serve hot garnished with green onions, extra sauce (if desired) and brown rice or quinoa + any salad.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

About parchment paper.

I have been broiling Thai salmon on a sheet lined with parchment paper for years. It is exactly same paper you see in the photos, I do not swap it. Mine never caught on fire. However, some readers have reported that theirs almost did. Not sure whether it’s a type of parchment paper or stove, or maybe temperature of the broiler, or maybe even distance from the broiler to the shelf. I don’t know. So for safety reasons, use silicone baking mat or foil. 🙂

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. The image of the broiled salmon looked so good that I had to try. I absolutely used the exact ingredients, followed the directions, but… salmon was too dry..
    I am a good cook, this recipe is not what it seems like.

    1. Ovens vary due to various reasons including malfunctions. Google it. Haven’t had any complaints on this recipe out of hundreds. If salmon was too dry means it was over cooked.

  2. Is there a specific temperature to set the broiler because my oven doesn’t do “high” it wants a certain temp.

  3. I have a Panini press and cook my salmon in that. Works great. For items that I don’t want squashed, I have a small can to place on the counter top that the panini press lid sits on so it just hovers over the food.

    1. I’m impressed I could impress you, Ally. Sometimes the best recipes are the ones we think nothing special of. I have no idea why I didn’t share this sooner…

  4. I just made this salmon with your recipe for the sauce. I grow my own chili peppers, so this was something very special and with home ingredients in it. We are already talking about who we will have over to make the most amazing salmon we’ve ever had!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe – it’s absolutely amazing!!

  5. Hi, great recipe! Love salmon; all fish. How does the grilling on a soaked cedar plank work? It is always better to enlist help with preparing meals isn’t it? I can marinate the fish while I relax my husband can do the grilling . . . if I knew grilling instructions including time.

    1. Oh my, super simple. Just place marinated salmon on a pre-soaked cedar plank (about an hour or more to soak) on a direct grill. I would say low-medium heat, cook covered. I don’t know how long, just check for doneness with a fork and when white “stuff” appears. When flakes are light pink fish is done. You will see. I would say about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of a fillet. If small pieces then quicker. However, o na plank we always make a whole fillet.
      My husband helps rarely. Smth else always has to be done around the house or he is at work or with the kids. I’m more tired of planning what to make these days. Help is always great! I seem never get enough of it LOL

  6. Just made a sauce similar to this yesterday. Didn’t think to put it on salmon. Now I know what to do with that salmon that’s been in the freezer. Thanks!

  7. I’m not a big fan of salmon. Can you suggest a similar textured fish in its place? A friend is bringing us some sea scallops this Friday and I’m pretty sure some of them will get sauce.

    1. They will do anything to f*** our brain to make more money for themselves! Apparently they can call farmed salmon Atlantic or trademark “100% Angus Beef” where it is not even close what it claims to be. And then be clean and clear – it’s a trademark, “oh sorry you didn’t Google it before feeding it to biting your hands hungry kids”.

      1. The Atlantic Salmon, which is the only salmon native to the Atlantic Ocean, was one of the first fish to suffer from over fishing, and is now endangered. In the United States, and other countries as well, it is illegal to fish for Atlantic Salmon. Additionally, with wild caught fish the issue of bycatch is a serious problem, especially with shrimp.While bad fish farming practices are rampant, there are responsible fish farms. For example the Faroe Island have very stringent standards for farming fish.

        1. Hmm, maybe but where is Faroe Islands and where is North America! Plus I am still not sure about nutrition of farmed salmon like Omegas 6. Wild salmon growing like the nature has intended (even taking into consideration environment) makes more sense to me personally.

        2. You say that the Faroe Islands have very stringent standards for farming fish – before you buy any Faroese fish products please, please check out the whale Grind that goes on in Faroe each year. Living less than 200 miles away from Faroe we are disgusted with what goes on as I am sure you will be!

  8. Omg this looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of baked Salmon but my husband doesn’t really eat Salmon and that sucks because I don’t eat it as often as I used to. It looks very delicious though, I need to try it soon! 🙂

      1. thank you so much Olena for the “organic” information. ..now that engineered salmon is available I’m very skeptical of it all.

        1. Crazy, right?! If we start digging deep it is all sceptical. Even wild salmon who knows how polluted it is but still the best available out there right now.

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