Peanut Crusted Sriracha Salmon

I like salmon, but I don’t love it. I cook it for my family almost every week because it’s very healthy. I usually do a sweet and spicy Asian inspired marinade or glaze. But yesterday when I reached to get the salmon out of the fridge, there was the sriracha sauce right beside it. I immediately thought of that joke about how sriracha makes everything taste better from the Then I got the idea to coat the fish with sriracha before baking it. After I slathered my salmon in sriracha, I saw my husband walking around with a jar of peanuts. Then I thought spicy crunchy salmon? Perfect. I ground up some peanuts, sprinkled them on top, and baked the salmon.

To go along with the fish I made some quick and easy roast red potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and cilantro. For a non-spicy salmon for my son, I omitted the sriracha and just coated with ground peanuts.

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Peanut Crusted Sriracha Salmon

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4 salmon filets, or 1 filet per person
Sriracha (enough to cover fish, about 1 tablespoon per filet)
1 cup Peanuts, ground in the food processor


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover fish in sriracha. Sprinkle with ground peanuts

2. Bake at 450 degrees until fish is firm and flaky, about 10 - 15 minutes.

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  10 Responses to “Peanut Crusted Sriracha Salmon”

  1. Cookin' Canuck — May 28, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    The kick from the sriracha is a great idea. I love the look of the peanut crust on the salmon.

  2. Alyson — May 28, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Brilliant. Seriously. What a great combination! I bet cashews would be dynamite too.

  3. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — May 29, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Oh my what a great idea!! I love it.

  4. Angie, I love how this recipe just kinda came to you! I could & pretty much do eat salmon like every day of the week. I need no convincing that this is fantastic!

  5. momgateway — May 30, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    I’ve changed my diet to fish and vegetables so this is just what I need. Your recipes have worked for me and I’ve used Sriracha with chicken before so this one promises to deliver a powerful flavors!

  6. martin garcia — May 30, 2011 @ 8:55 am

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  7. Aggie — May 31, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    I would love this! Sriracha does make everything taste better 🙂 The crunch from the peanuts puts it over the top!

  8. Emily — June 2, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

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  9. Gordon Hamilton — June 3, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Fabulous idea for cooking salmon. I would never have thought of using peanuts but it is a definite must try for me now. We’re right in the middle of the salmon fishing season here in Scotland, so hopefully one of my freshwater angler friends will provide me with some cooking material soon!

  10. Aggie — July 25, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    I’m so glad you reminded me about this one!!! Looks so delicious!!

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