Sweet & Spicy Glazed Salmon

glazed salmon on plate of quinoa with avocado and citrust

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Sweet & Spicy Glazed Salmon recipe! This recipe is so easy to make with lots of flavor, thanks to simple spice rub and glaze finish. Serve with your favorite roasted veggies or side for a healthy dinner. 


  • 1 lb wild-caught salmon (fresh fillet is best)
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2.5 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (can sub tamari  or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon stoneground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (use a paleo-friendly sriracha if desired)


  1. Preheat oven for broiling (400ºF) and place oven rack about 6″ from broiler.
  2. Slice salmon fillet into four equal strips and pat dry with paper towel. Place skin side down on lined rimmed baking sheet, or shallow baking dish.
  3. Combine spices and sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle mixture over salmon fillets and pat down gently.
  4. Broil: Transfer salmon to preheated oven and broil for about 6-8 minutes, until you see the crust start to form.
  5. Make the glaze, while the salmon is cooking: in a small bowl mix together maple syrup, coconut aminos, mustard, and sriracha. Once the salmon has finished broiling (around 7 minutes) brush with glaze and return to broiler for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Rest & serve: Allow salmon to rest on pan for 2-3 minutes before serving with your favorite sides. Enjoy!


If baking salmon, follow steps as described for broiling, but preheat oven to 350ºF and bake salmon about 12-15 minutes, before covering with glaze during the last few minutes. Salmon will be done when meat flakes from fork.

Store leftovers in covered container in fridge; enjoy within 2 days for best flavor.