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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!

Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon Bowl | halfbakedharvest.com

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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Ingredients

Salsa

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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
    Hey Tieghan,

    I thoroughly enjoyed every bite of this delicious salmon dish. It was perfect in every way imaginable and more. The flavors come together so nicely its and the salsa is delicious. Sadly, I forgot to do the candied jalapenos but that sounds amazing as well. How often do you usually cook salmon in your house?? I am on a salmon kick lately and really enjoying it as a favorite protein. Where did u buy the bowl that you have in the picture?? I love it as its perfect for photographing. It captures what you made so beautifully and showcases everything perfectly!

    1. Hi Mike,
      Awesome!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe:) I try to do salmon a couple times a month, but my mom is not a fish person! Sorry, I don’t have a link for this bowl. Happy Monday!! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    LOVED this! The whole family – including a 1 & 4 YO! I omitted almost all spice for aforementioned 1 & 4 YO and it was all still great. Thank you – new go-to for salmon!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Happy Monday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xxT

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is one to impress! We LOVED it. When I first do a recipe I usually try to follow it follow it completely but unfortunately I didn’t have the chili paste. I subbed it for sriracha and red pepper flakes and it turned out great. We are making it for our family the 2nd time this week. Its like a Hawaii vacation for your mouth!
    Thanks T!

    1. Hi Amanda,
      Thank you so much for making this recipe!! I love to hear that it has been enjoyed:) Lol love the Hawaii vacation in your mouth:) xx

  4. So delicious!! I doubled the recipe and used half salmon half shrimp and it was delicious!!! My husband LOVED it!!

    1. Hey Grace,
      Awesome, great idea to use some shrimp as well! Thanks for making this recipe! Have a great Monday! xx

    1. Hey Liz,
      Happy Monday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xxT

  5. 4 stars
    Hi,
    I just made this salmon dish. I loved the salsa and would have loved the salmon but found it way too salty. If I made it again I would use low salt soy and cut the amount to 1/8 cup. It took me about 45 min. With chopping etc.
    Thanks!
    Diane

    1. Hi Diane,
      Happy Sunday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for trying it out and sharing your review! Sorry about the salt!! xxT

  6. 5 stars
    Mmm mmm mmm. That’s a direct quote from my husband as he stood over the salmon sneaking pre-dinner bites. This recipe is easy and quick but is full of flavor! Thanks for another great one.
    P.S. I usually reduce the amount of soy sauce and garlic for our personal tastes. Used half the soy sauce and one-third of the garlic. Delicious!

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Lol love this!! So glad to hear both you and your husband enjoyed the recipe. Thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    So… I hate salmon but really want to like it. The rest of my family likes it. I have tried about 124 salmon recipes and bleh, UNTIL TONIGHT! This was absolutely delicious! My whole family loved it! We are definitely adding it to our rotation. I made the salsa the day before and it kept just fine in the fridge. I am excited that I found a salmon recipe that I like! I also made the Summer Chicken Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, also a huge hit, even with my 14 year non-salad eating daughter. You are shaking up our house this week Tieghan!

    1. Hey Kristi,
      LOL wow!! Thank you so much! So exciting that this recipe may have changed your salmon eating ways:) Thanks for trying the recipe!! xx

  8. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was a huge hit! I used Halibut since that’s what I had and it worked! It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. Except for the fish, I followed the recipe and I would not change a thing! My family loves your recipes.

    1. Hi Shannon,
      Perfect!! Great idea to use halibut, I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This was by far the best HBH recipe I’ve had (and I’ve made a LOT)! Made this for my dad on fathers day and he wouldn’t stop talking about it!!

    1. Hi Cameron,
      Wow!! Thank you so much for trying so many recipes, I love to hear that this one was a fave:) Have a great weekend! xx

  10. 5 stars
    Sooo good the hubby said to put it in the rotation! We added shredded carrots and edamame, and I think bok choy could be interesting. The candied jalapeños were so delicious they showed up the next day on pizza 🙂
    Love your recipes, thank you!

    1. Hi Wren,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! Love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best weekend:)

    1. Hi Diana,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this dish was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Hope you are off to a great Friday! xT

    1. Hi Micheli,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for trying it out! ☀️xxT

    1. Hey Jeremy,
      Happy Friday!! Lol so glad you have been enjoying this recipe, thanks for making it so often:) xx

    1. Hey Vanessa,
      Happy Thursday!! So glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it!! xTieghan