Spicy Sriracha Salmon

I hadn't planned on posting this as a recipe, but it was so good and well received on Instagram, I just had to share. Please excuse the lack of photos!

One of my favourite ways to cook is to mix up different sauces in a bowl/jar, and use it as a cooking sauce. Not only is it a fast, easy and lazy way to cook, most of my concoctions have turned out to be so tasty I've kept them on as kitchen staples. 

Whilst staying over at my friend's place, I cooked lunch for all of us and found these condiments in the cupboards to make a marinade for some salmon fillets. 

I can't describe just how good the savoury and sweet teriyaki with tangy vinegar, and spicy sriracha tasted. The maple syrup also rounded off the marinade perfectly. This is a 15 min dish that brings full on flavour. We had it with boiled potatoes and salad with coleslaw.

4 salmon fillets
3 tbsp teriyaki sauce 
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp water 
3 tbsp oil 

1. Wash salmon and put in a bowl
2. Mix together teriyaki sauce, vinegar, sriracha, maple syrup and water for the sauce and pour over salmon
3. Heat oil and add salmon one by one, shaking off the excess marinade. Reserve the excess marinade for later
4. Pan fry salmon for 5 mins on each side on high heat. Lower heat to medium and pour excess marinade over salmon and let it simmer for another 5 mins or until salmon is cooked through
5. Serve with your choice of carbs and veg. It went very well with potatoes, and rice will be another good option too.

If you don't happen to have the teriyaki sauce, you can use soya sauce instead and up the maple syrup by another 1/2 -1 tsp depending on how sweet you like it. You can also substitute the maple syrup for honey or regular sugar. 

Here are more of my recipes on fast meals.  


  1. Ah this sounds amazing!! I love salmon but Paul isn't a fan. I will have to wait for one evening by myself. I usually do it with coriander and soysauce and wrap it in foil in the oven! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thanks Jasmin, I hope you enjoy it when you try it this way. You can stick it in oven with foil too, but I always prefer to pan fry as the sugars caramelise to create better depth of flavour. Coriander and soya is a good one! x


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