Need a quick and easy dinner? This chili soy salmon is awesome and only takes 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. I like it because it’s low carb (4.3g net carbs) and my family loves the spicy, sweet flavors.
I was watching Master Chef recently and they had to cook salmon and I got a craving. Yes a craving for salmon. To me there is nothing better than a perfectly cooked piece of salmon. Now I cannot cook like those people from Master Chef but I can cook a piece of salmon and today I wanted to make a simple marinade using chili garlic sauce. So I came out with this chili soy salmon recipe. It had spicy, salty and sweet flavors that were so good and so easy! The whole meal only took about 15 minutes to make.
I have a lot of salmon recipes on my site. Good salmon is usually not very easy to find but now that Aldi has fresh fish I can get it whenever I want. (Our Aldi is only about 7 minutes away!). Recently I’ve made a lime margarita grilled salmon which was great for summer and my husband loves brined smoked salmon all year long. He eats the leftovers on his bagel in the morning with lemon and thinly sliced onions. He learned how to eat it that way in Latvia of all places from his good friend Alvis.
Above are the ingredients that I used. I just mixed the three together and brushed it on the salmon before pan frying. I ended up doubling the batch of sauce because I liked it so much and used it as a dipping sauce. Also I used Splenda brown sugar blend but you can just use regular brown sugar. I think next time I will just make my own using 1 tablespoon of molasses mixed with 1 cup of Swerve for a lower carb substitute. Chili garlic sauce is a new condiment for me and I just love it. It gives my stir fries so much flavor. I will definitely but using chili garlic sauce more in the future.
chili soy salmon
So that is all there is to it my friends. I wilted some baby spinach and arugula in olive oil and made some flavored rice while cooking the fish. It took about 5 minutes per side for the fish. All in all this was a really quick, healthy dinner for my family. I made 6 huge pieces because I wanted have leftovers for a salad the next day. You can cut this recipe in half if you like but I would keep the sauce ingredients the same. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! The nutrition is for 1 large piece of fish:
360 cals / 10g fat / 4.3g carbs / 59g protein = 4.3g net carbs
- 3 lbs salmon cut into steaks
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- Mix brown sugar, chili sauce and soy sauce together in a small bowl. (Note double this if you want a dipping sauce).
- Brush on fish using all of the sauce.
- Heat non stick skillet to medium high.
- Spray with cooking oil and then place salmon fillets skin side up in the pan.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the fish is cooked about ⅓ of the way from the bottom.
- Flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until done. (Depends on the thickness of filets).
- Let rest for 5 minutes and serve with the extra sauce if you make it.
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