Broiled Salmon With Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
I haven’t been cooking much fish lately, and I haven’t yet put up a recipe on this blog for fish, so I decided it was time for that to change! When I started to think about the kind of fish I should make, I remembered a great meal that I had a couple years ago at a Thai restaurant in NYC: red snapper with a Thai sweet chili sauce.
I knew one thing for certain. Although I love to cook, I make most of these recipes on work nights, and I usually don’t like to make my own sauces if it’s going to take more than a minute.
I started looking online for simple broiled fish recipes that used a store-bought Thai chili sauce as an ingredient. I eventually found this great salmon recipe from Jenn Segal of Once Upon A Chef.
Quick and easy. Only 4 ingredients! It was perfect. And the salmon came out tasting absolutely fantastic – sweet and a bit tangy. The fresh ginger in the marinade makes a LOT of difference, and I don’t think this dish would have been nearly as good without it.
I served the salmon with asparagus and white rice, and it was a great meal that everybody loved.
- 1.5 pounds of salmon
- 6 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
About an hour or so before you want to start cooking the salmon, make the marinade by combining the chili sauce, soy sauce, and grated ginger. Take 1/4 cup of this mixture and set it aside. This is going to be the sauce that you drizzle on top of the salmon after it’s cooked.
The remaining part of the mixture is the marinade. Place your pieces of salmon in the marinade, skin side up, and put the dish in the refrigerator for an hour (or more, depending on when you cook).
When you’re ready to cook the salmon, prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the salmon filets on the baking sheet, skin side down. Drizzle some of the marinade over the salmon (you’re drizzling the marinade that the salmon was marinating in, not the sauce you set aside before).
Broil the salmon for 6-10 minutes or until it’s finished. You know it’s finished when the salmon easily flakes at the thickest part when tested with a fork. The center should be nearly opaque.
Recipe yields 2 servings. Nutrition information is for 1 serving.