Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Spicy Broccoli

Glazed Salmon with Spicy Broccoli is one of my new favorite ways to cook and serve fish. Salmon topped with a spicy, sweet, and slightly tangy glaze is a great match for the fresh broccoli.

The adults who tried the broccoli all thought that it was every bit as delicious as the salmon. (We will be ignoring my boy’s reactions to broccoli – they just don’t understand what they are missing!)

I loved all of these flavors together. This is one of the best salmon recipes I have ever made. Definitely a keeper!

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Spicy Broccoli recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Oven Baked Salmon

Oven-baked salmon is so easy to make and results in a deliciously tender filet packed with flavor. This fuss free broiler method is ideal for busy weeknights when I don’t have a ton of time to get dinner on the table.

A salmon with a flavorful glaze also helps balance the “fishy” taste that lots of folks find less than desirable. This recipe is a hit with salmon lovers and skeptics alike!

How to Bake Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is as easy as mixing together a simple sauce, spooning it over a fresh filet and letting the whole thing cook in the broiler. In my sauce, I used olive oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and peach jam for a glaze that is equal parts sweet, savory and tangy with just the right amount of heat.

(You can use store bought peach jam in this recipe but if you happen to have Homemade Peach Jam on hand, it’ll work wonders in this recipe too!)

To bake salmon, lightly oil a foil lined baking sheet and place the filet with half the sauce spooned over top. You can also oil the baking sheet directly and skip the foil altogether if you prefer. (I like the foil for cutting down on my clean up time!)

I use the broiler setting on my oven for a salmon that’s ever so slightly crisped on the outside while getting light and flaky on the inside. 

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How Long to Bake Salmon

Salmon takes just about no time at all when baked in the oven. Cooked on the broiler setting in my oven, these 6 oz. salmon filets were ready after only 10 minutes. 

The amount of time your salmon takes to bake will depend on the size and weight of the filets. Larger pieces of fish will take a little more time to cook. Just keep an eye on your fish to avoid overcooking.

Salmon Recipes

If you’re after more easy and tasty salmon recipes, I have plenty to recommend for you. Like Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon, my Broiled Salmon with Pepper Dill Compound Butter tastes great and looks beautiful while requiring very little effort.

If you like a sweet glaze on your salmon, Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa is for you. It’s marvelous served over rice with your favorite vegetables. Balsamic Ginger Salmon and Orange Citrus Salmon are two more glazed salmon recipes I love.

While baked salmon has a frequent spot on my dinner menus, I also really love salmon stewed into chowder. A bowl of creamy Smoked Salmon Chowder is ideal for a chilly autumn night served with a thick slice of crusty bread.

Chipotle Lime Salmon, Salmon with Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa and Mojo Marinated Salmon are a few more salmon recipes from the blog you might enjoy.

If you’re looking for a grilled salmon recipe, give these Grilled Salmon Kabobs or this Grilled Chipotle Orange Salmon a try.

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Spicy Broccoli recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Glazed Salmon with Spicy Broccoli

The steamed broccoli makes a great accompaniment to this glazed salmon. I reserve half the glaze sauce to toss with the cooked broccoli before serving and every bite of it was better than the last.

I like that I can use the same sauce for both the fish and the vegetables here, keeping prep time and dishes minimal! Feel free to adjust the amount of red pepper flakes in the recipe based on your preferred level of spiciness.

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Sweet and Spicy Salmon Recipe

  1. Heat the broiler with rack in middle position. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, pepper and jam. Set aside.

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly with oil. Place the salmon on the baking sheet and then spoon about half of the sauce mixture on top of the fish. Broil just until the fish barely flakes apart with a fork, about 10 minutes.

  3. While the fish is cooking, steam the broccoli, in the microwave or on the stove-top. Remove when still crisp tender, after about 4 minutes. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the broccoli, tossing gently to coat well.

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Spicy Broccoli

Recipe adapted from and with thanks to Everyday Food

  • 3 6- ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 small bunches broccoli – or about 4 cups florets with stem
  • 6 tablespoons light flavored olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 scant teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons peach jam
  1. Heat the broiler with rack in middle position. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, pepper and jam. Set aside.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly with oil. Place the salmon on the baking sheet and then spoon about half of the sauce mixture on top of the fish. Broil just until the fish barely flakes apart with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  3. While the fish is cooking, steam the broccoli, in the microwave or on the stove-top. Remove when still crisp tender, after about 4 minutes. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the broccoli, tossing gently to coat well. Enjoy!

{originally published 2/22/12 – recipe notes and photos updated 10/8/19}

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