Sweet Chili + Garlic Salmon

Sweet Chili + Garlic Salmon (via abeautifulmess.com)This is may be only barely a recipe. I think I’ll file this under my halfway homemade tag… because it’s so easy. Which I like because some nights I just want something that I can make in about 15 or 20 minutes with little to no brain power. Not every night, guys, just some nights. 

Sweet Chili + Garlic Salmon (via abeautifulmess.com) We occasionally eat fish or seafood at our house, and salmon is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I love this miso and honey variation, but when I’m feeling like spicing things up, this is a close second favorite. 

Easiest ever salmon recipeSweet Chili + Garlic Salmon, serves two.

8-10 oz salmon (if frozen thaw first)
2 tablespoons sweet and sour sauce (any brand you like or have on hand)
1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (or a little more if you like more spice)
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt + pepper

Simply grate or mince the garlic and combine in a small bowl or cup with the sweet and sour sauce and chili garlic sauce. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil with a little olive oil. Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Then spread the sauce over the top. Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through (check with a fork in the thickest part before serving). 

Sweet Chili + Garlic Salmon (via abeautifulmess.com)  Cut the salmon in half (if it’s not already cut into two) and serve along side a big salad or steamed vegetables. I’m really into broccoli lately so that’s what I went with. If you love to make seafood, check out my favorite two seafood sauces! Happy (easy) dinner making to you! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • My family loves salmon so I’m always looking for new unique delicious ways to make it. This recipe was amazing & did not disappoint. It was packed with SO much flavour & was a huge hit. Thanks for this, it’s a keeper!

  • This was the perfect easy dinner to make tonight after a busy weekend. We substituted chicken tenderloins for salmon, and it was wonderful. Thank you for the continued fantastic recipes!

  • yumm!! i just made something like this the other night but the sweet and sour sauce (and garlic!) would have been a great addition! i used sriracha, maple syrup, lemon juice and some minced ginger…so good and so easy!!


  • I like practical fish recipes.
    Thnak you

  • What a fantastic recipe. And easy too. Thanks for sharing


  • I can never bring myself to put sauce on salmon. I love the taste of salmon so much I’m always afraid I’ll ruin it.

    But this looks so good that I’ll have to try it on something else. It would probably make a great baste for baked tofu… hmmm…

  • What a great recipe! I love salmon but I never have any new ideas on how to prepare it. Thanks for sharing! Www.getchaglowon.com

  • soooo having this for lunch tomorrow! inspiring. great pictures!

  • The Salmon looks delicious, I’ll have to try that. But what really caught my eye was the table(?) it’s on.
    Did you do that just for the shot or do you actually have a plywood table, because that would earn you massive cool points in my book.

  • I’ve been meaning to try getting more fish in our diet! I think the husband would approve of this too

  • This looks delicious! My boyfriend is normally the cook in the kitchen, so I’ll have to pass this on to him or, who knows, maybe I’ll try it myself. Thanks for sharing!

  • I don’t eat fish but this looks delicious! I have a feeling it would make a super tasty tofu marinade as well – I’ll give it a try and let you know how it comes out!

    xx Kathryn

  • Haha! We had salmon and broccoli last night. I used some garlic, s&p, and ponzu but thanks for this new idea.

  • Ahh this type of dish is one of my favourites! I especially love salmon with garlic-y chilli green beens too! Thanks 🙂

  • I could not agree more—crunchy edges from the grill are the best!!!!!!


  • Hmm, sour cream (or creme fraiche)? That sounds yummy and comforting, I may just have to give that a try soon. Thanks for the rec!


  • I am always looking for Salmon recipes. This is dinner tonight!


  • Yum! That looks so good. And easy! We will be trying this at my house soon!

  • This sounds divine… I’m obsessed with salmon. xx


  • This looks SOOOO good. Definitely gonna be one of the first dishes to try once I learn how to cook properly, haha! That salmon looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing. Xxx


  • We live in Alaska and eat salmon once or twice a week. This is one of our family favorites. Try adding chipotle chilis and it kicks it up a notch. One other family favorite is salmon with citrus fruit slices and onions covering it. A nice mild flavor.

  • Oooh, yum! My husband and I are big salmon eaters. This recipe looks to-die-for! I’m bookmarking it now! Thanks so much 🙂

    Circus & Bloom

  • Oooh, yum! My husband and I are big salmon eaters. This recipe looks to-die-for! I’m bookmarking it now! Thanks so much 🙂

    Circus & Bloom

  • This looks delicious! I am always looking for new salmon recipes. I think my family is bored with mine by now. I will definitely have to try this out! Thanks ladies.

  • Yes! Glazed salmon of some sort is my go-to healthy weeknight meal. Will have to had this one to my list of variations!


  • This looks so great! I love finding fun salmon variations. Love this flavoring! 🙂


  • We eat seafood every Friday around here (unless it’s a breakfast for dinner kind-of night). Salmon is a top contender and it’s so easy to make. I’ve never tried the sweet and sour sauce and chili garlic sauce combination, but it sounds delicious and so easy. I always marinate mine in a lemon garlic vinaigrette marinade, but it’s time for a change!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • I love salmon! My favorite way to eat is with some type of lemony-balsalmic glaze, but I can’t wait to give this a try now! Looks delicious.


  • Hah I could eat a portion twice that size. Mmmm protein!

    Whenever we cook salmon on a weeknight, we almost always serve it with just broccoli or asparagus. They’re just so easy and go well with the salmon.

    This would be so good on the grill too. I love the little crunchy edges :-p

  • Chili Garlic sauce is a favorite in our house. We’re always adding it in unconventional ways. “This needs something… let’s add chili sauce.” It usually works out, although we’ve had some distasteful catastrophes as well. Looks like a good recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  • Sometimes the simple meals are the best, I love the sound of a spicy combo with the salmon

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • This recipe looks so delish!! I’m a big fan of salmon!!


  • You should try this most incredible recipe with salmon! At home for my family of four we use four pieces of salmon, and fry them in a pan, before mixing one box of sour cream or creme fraiche, and mix it with one tbs of soy sauce, that we let stand for around 10 minutes, and then serve it with pasta and veggies of your choice! super easy, and its probably the most popular dish in our houshold

  • This sounds fantastic! I feel silly that I have never thought of something this simple. I always seem to go spicy or garlicy… I rarely combine them. I have some salmon in my freezer so I just might try this tonight!


  • Another healthy, delicous meal! I need to get some of that chili garlic sauce. Such an easy, quick, healthy way to add flavor to a meal.

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