Bang Bang Salmon (+ Sauce recipe)
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!
- Author: Kathleen
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Main
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 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
- 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
- Prep - Start by getting your oven preheating to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brush on Sauce - Set aside half of the sauce and with the other half, brush or spoon it over the tops of the filets.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serving Size: 1 filet of salmon + sauce
- Calories: 658
- Sugar: 7.2 g
- Sodium: 827.1 mg
- Fat: 46.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 31 g
- Fiber: 5.1 g
- Protein: 31.7 g
- Cholesterol: 63.7 mg
Keywords: Bang Bang Salmon, Bang Bang Sauce