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This colorful Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon Bowl is full of flavor and so simple to prepare. Made with flavorful ginger and cooked in a salty-spicy butter sauce until crispy. The salmon is cooked until caramelized around the edges then added to bowls of coconut rice. It’s served with a fresh bright mango salsa with candied jalapeños for a balance of spicy, sweet, and savory flavor. Altogether, it’s so delicious. And the best news – it takes just minutes to prepare!

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Starting the week off with lots of color and flavor! After the most beautiful summer weekend, I’m feeling so ready to take on the week. I’m excited for everything coming my way, including this week’s recipes!

So many summer recipes, and it all starts with this salmon bowl. Yes, another rice bowl and more salmon. At the moment, this is what we’re craving most!

I’m very into recipes that we can quickly assemble and serve bowl-style over rice. Anything over rice in our family is always welcomed. And more times than not, the recipes are very no fuss.

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Here are the details

Start with the salmon. The key to getting salmon crispy? Make sure to pat it down with a kitchen towel to remove any excess moisture. Having a super dry piece of fish ensures that it will cook up wonderfully.

Now, let the salmon sit while you make the salsa. This will help dry the salmon even more.

As always, the salsa is essential. But it’s the candied jalapeños that make this mango peach salsa special.

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You can buy candied jalapeños at the store. They’re usually right next to the pickled jalapeños and labeled sweet and spicy. This means they have sweetness added, that’s what you want!

So you can buy those or make my simple candied jalapeños. They’re simply warmed honey and jalapeños mixed together. Just 2 ingredients, so simple, so easy, super delicious. I’ve been using them in everything lately, I’m addicted.

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For the rest of the salsa, there are mangos, peaches, lime, cilantro, basil, and then the candied jalapeños. Just mix it all together. Simple.

Then I make a quick sauce for the salmon. Some tamari, fish sauce, chili paste, and ginger.

Finally, finish with the salmon. Cook the salmon in butter until the butter browns and turns the salmon’s skin crisp. The butter is my secret. It really creates the perfect crispy-skinned salmon, trust me.

Pour in the sauce and let it thicken. This only takes a few minutes. As soon as the salmon is cooked to your liking, remove it from the heat.

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I like to serve the chunks of crispy salmon over bowls of steamed coconut rice. I’m sharing the coconut rice recipe in the notes so you can use it too! Then I like to add tons of salsa and fresh basil to finish.

If you’re working quickly, this can honestly come together in 20 minutes. But we’ll say 30 just to be safe!

I know it doesn’t seem like much but I promise this is so good. The sauce thickens and glazes the salmon creating the perfect sticky sauce. It’s such a flavorful dish. That salsa adds a spicy-sweet element, plus plenty of fun summery color and flavor too.

A great meal to prepare on busy nights. Especially warm nights. This recipe requires no oven, it’s quick-cooking, and done on the stove. Gotta love that!

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Looking for other quick weeknight dinners? Here are some favorites:

Coconut Popcorn Chicken with Sweet Thai Chili Lime Sauce

30 Minute Sticky Thai Meatballs with Sesame Noodles

Better Than Takeout Sweet Thai Basil Chicken

Lastly, if you make this Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon Bowl, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon Bowls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 563 kcal

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  • 1. In a bowl, combine the tamari, fish sauce, honey, ginger, and chili paste.
    2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, skin side down and cook for 3 minutes, until the salmon is crisp. Flip, reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic. Cook another minute.
    3. Pour in the sauce. Cook another 3 minute, until the sauce thickens. Remove the salmon from the skillet.
    4. To the skillet add 1/4 cup water. Scrape up any sauce in the pan and simmer until the sauce comes back together.
    5. Meanwhile, make the salsa. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt.
    6. Spoon the salmon over the bowls of rice. Pour the sauce over the salmon. Top with the salsa and enjoy! I always add extra jalapeños.


Coconut Rice
1. Combine the 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk and 1/2 cup water in a medium pot. Bring to a low boil. Add 1 cup jasmine rice and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine, cover, then turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible. Allow the rice to cook for 10 minutes on low, then turn the heat off completely. Let the rice sit, covered, for another 15-20 minutes (don’t take any peeks inside!).
2. Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
Candied Jalapeños
1. Bring 1/3 cup honey to a gentle boil. Simmer over low for 3-5 minutes. 
2. Meanwhile, arrange 2-3 sliced jalapeños in a glass jar. Pour the honey over the jalapeños. Add 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt. Let cool. Keep stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
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  1. 5 stars
    Always looking for new ways to cook salmon, and this was a TOTAL WIN!!! The coconut rice was a perfect balance to the spiciness of the salmon and salsa. I added in a peach since my mango was on the small side. I think any stone fruit will work beautifully. Also, never heard of candied jalapenos… so glad I gave them a try. Please keep using them in your recipes. One small change I made to the recipe was to cut the sambal oelek in half. That was the perfect amount of heat.

    1. Hey Christina,
      Thanks so much for your feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe and the candied jalapeños, they are so good! Have a great Thursday! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe, as always!!! We loved every bite! My quick tip for anyone who struggled with keeping their salmon together would be to quickly crispy the skin and then throw the pieces in the oven at 350 for 7 min and then back into the pan with the sauce to lightly braise. Salmon bites stayed more uniform for me and the dish came out great!

    Thank you Tieghan ! <3

    1. Hey Ashleigh,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your tips!! So glad to hear it was enjoyed:) xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    I am a huge salmon fan but I hate cooking it! I made this for my husband and he asks me every day if I will make it again. Absolutely LOVE this dish! Fresh, light, delish! I used all my ingredients from Trader Joe’s, and used the cauliflower rice instead of the real rice. I also added nectarines with the mango. I think any fresh fruit would work! Thanks Tieghan!

    1. Hey Anne,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe:) I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, and it was delicious, quick and easy! Will definitely put it on my rotation with all you other amazing recipes. My husband made your coq au vin meatballs last night, and those were also so good!

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      Wow! Thank you for making so many recipes and following along, I love to hear your family has been enjoying them:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Alexis,
      Thank you so much for making so many recipes, I am so glad you have been enjoying them:) xT

    1. Hey Chantel,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad it was a hit! Have a great Wednesday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kristy,
      For this recipe, I probably wouldn’t just so you can ensure your salmon stays saucy and doesn’t fall apart on the grill. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! Mine did not turn out as pretty since I doubled the recipe and crowded my pan it did not carmelize. I made the candied jalapeños by simply putting jarred jalapeño slices in hot honey as it already had vinegar and salt. Company worthy! I will definitely be making again. Thank you for a fantastic recipe!

    1. Hey Kara,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xx

  6. 5 stars
    Super yummy!! There is a lot going on in this dish but it comes together very nicely. Savory, sweet, spicy and refreshing.

    1. Hey Sophia,
      Thanks for making for sharing your review, I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed!! Have a great week:) xx

    1. Hey Jamie,
      I love to hear this!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback:) Have a great Tuesday! xTieghan

  7. Literally just made and ate this for dinner and had to review asap. This was DELICIOUS! I am a huge HBH fan and have made countless recipes (all of which are great), but honestly this has to be one of my favorites of all time. My husband agrees! Cannot WAIT for my leftovers tomorrow!

    1. Hey Tara,
      Wow!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe so much:) Thank you for making it and sharing your feedback! Have the best week! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    So good and easy to make. I will definitely be making it again and I’m sharing the recipe with my family that likes salmon. Thank you. Your recipes are always great.

    1. Hey Heidi,
      Thanks so much for your kind message and giving this recipe a try:) I am so glad it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great week! xTieghan

    1. Hi Clare,
      Sorry, I’ve never made rice in an instant pot so I really don’t know how that would work out for you! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try! xx

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was really delicious. Our family of 4 ate every last bite! This is the first meal recipe I’ve made from this account (I’ve tried drink recipes) and it was as easy and tasty as she said! Will definitely make again, and try other recipes!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed by your family, thanks so much for making it!! Hoping you’re off to a great week! xx

  10. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! So many different flavors that meld together into a beautiful bouquet for a lovely summer day meal.

    Took a lot more time than stated, but highly worth it. Don’t skimp on the homemade candied jalapeños & coconut rice. Start the rice before prepping the fish & salsa.

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for sharing your review and making this recipe!! I love to hear that it was enjoyed, sorry it took you longer than expected:) xx