Bang Bang Salmon (+ Sauce recipe)

bang bang salmon in a rice bowl

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This Bang Bang Salmon recipe takes salmon filets that are rubbed with spices and then brushed with a simple sweet and spicy bang bang sauce. They bake in the oven in under 10 minutes for an easy dinner!



  • 4 4-6oz salmon filets, with or without skins
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sliced green onions, optional for garnish
  • Sesame Seeds, optional for garnish
  • Cooked Rice, optional for serving

Spice Rub

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Prep - Start by getting your oven preheating to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make Bang Bang Sauce - In a medium bowl, mix together the bang bang sauce ingredients (mayo, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and honey). Adjust the spice/sweet level to taste.
  3. Season Salmon - Place the salmon filets on the lined baking sheet and drizzle the salmon with the oil. Mix up the spice rub in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the filets. Rub the seasoning all over the top of the filets.
  4. Brush on Sauce - Set aside half of the sauce and with the other half, brush or spoon it over the tops of the filets.
  5. Bake Salmon - Bake the salmon until for 6-8 minutes until almost fully cooked (salmon is fully cooked at 145 degrees F or cooked to medium at 130 degrees F.) then I like to turn on the broiler to high and broil for just a minute or two to finish cooking and get crispier edges.
  6. Serve - Transfer the salmon to plates and serve with a drizzle of the remaining bang bang sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds/sliced green onions


  • Leftovers - Salmon is best served right after cooking, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. I recommend either reheating the salmon in the oven or air fryer or eating cold.
  • Adjust Sauce to Taste - You can easily adjust the spice and sweet level of the Bang Bang Sauce by adding more or less honey/sriracha.
  • Don't Overcook Salmon - Salmon is considered fully cooked at 145 degrees F and when it easily flakes with a fork. Be careful not to overcook the salmon or it can become dry.
  • Make the Bang Bang Sauce in Advance - You can make the sauce in advance and store in a container in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Keywords: Bang Bang Salmon, Bang Bang Sauce