Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Skillet Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce is a delicious dinner and perfect when served over a bed of rice. This quick and easy recipe is loaded with flavor and ready to serve in 20 minutes! Simple ingredients transform this recipe for salmon into a fabulous dish.

Simply pan sear the salmon, make the sauce and serve!

If you love salmon and looking for a recipe that offers amazing flavors, then this recipe for skillet salmon with chili sauce is one you’ll enjoy immensely.

Best of all, the sweet chili sauce is made with 5 ingredients and simmers in less than 5 minutes. And, it makes enough chili sauce to spoon over the rice as well.

This recipe is original, and because my daughter Lizzy enjoyed it so much, I decided to remake and post it for everyone to enjoy it. πŸ™‚

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to Make Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce?

For this recipe, there are 4 easy steps:

  1. First, rinse your salmon steaks. Then pat them dry with a paper towel. Season your salmon steaks.
  2. Next, drizzle the olive oil in a 10-inch skillet. When olive oil is hot, place the salmon steaks top facing down. Pan-sear for a few minutes to give their tops their golden brown color. Then flip them over.
  3. Pour in the wine, and simmer for one minute. Add in the rest of the ingredients and simmer until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the rice. When rice is ready, transfer the rice to a serving platter. Remove the salmon steaks, and place them over a bed of rice. Spoon the sweet chili sauce in the skillet over the salmon and sprinkle with sliced green onion on top and serve.
steps to pan-sear salmon in a skillet. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Ingredients you will need for our Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce:

  • 3 salmon steaks (approximately 1.2 pounds, 510 grams)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • sea salt to season
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried herbs de Provence
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

For the Chili Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup white wine (any drinking white wine)
  • 6 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce ( I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large lemon – juiced
  • splash of water
  • 1 green onion – sliced
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For the Rice:

  • 1 + 1/4 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 + 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions (in detail) to make Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce…

  1. First, season the salmon steaks with a generous amount of garlic powder. Scatter over them with sea salt, dried thyme, dried herbs de Provence, and cayenne pepper.

2. In a 10-inch skillet, heat olive oil and add the salmon steaks tops facing down in the skillet. We do this to give the salmon their lovely crispy golden-brown appearance. Cook the salmon for a few minutes, about 3 to 4 minutes.

3. Then flip over the salmon steaks, pour in the white wine, and cover with a lid. Lower the heat, and simmer for about 1 minute.

4. Next, pour in the sweet chili sauce directly on top of each salmon steak. Pour in soy sauce, lemon juice, and butter. Cover, simmer on low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the sauce reduces a little. Add a splash of water, about 1 tablespoon.

5. When the salmon is cooked to your liking. Turn off the heat. Keep the skillet covered to keep salmon warm.

Meanwhile, Cook the Rice:

  • Meantime, bring 2 + 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepot. Toss in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slowly pour in 1 + 1/4 cups of rice.
  • Cover with a lid, and lower the heat to simmer. Rice will cook when all the water has been completely evaporated, about 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and stir the rice with a fork, to flake the rice. Remove from heat.

Rice cooked, along with chili sauce spooned over the cooked salmon. by 2sistersrecipes.com
  • When rice is done, transfer the rice onto a serving platter.
  • Serve the salmon over the bed of cooked rice. Drizzle additional sweet chili sauce over the salmon steaks and sprinkle with sliced green onion on top.
  • Serve immediately with extra sauce on the side.

Notes and Tips for Success…

  • When purchasing salmon, it’s a good idea to can ask the fishomonger to remove the skin from each piece.
  • If you prefer your salmon medium or medium-rare, keep an eye on them while pan-searing.
  • Also, if necessary, you can remove the salmon and transfer them to a nearby plate. Then make the sauce in the same skillet, return the salmon to the skillet to simmer with the sauce for about 1 minute. Then serve.
  • About the RICE: I prefer to use Jasmine white rice with this recipe. It cooks easily and it’s a very light weight rice and goes perfectly with this salmon recipe.
Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Additional Quick and Delicious Recipes for Salmon…

Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Skillet Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce is a delicious seafood dinner and perfect when served over a bed of rice. This quick and easy recipe for salmon is loaded with flavor and ready to serve in 20 minutes!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 salmon steaks ( about 1.2 pounds, 510 grams)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried herbs de Provence
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

For Chili Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup white wine (any drinking white wine)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce (used Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1 large lemon -juiced ( about 3 to 4 tablespoons)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • splash of water
  • one green onion - sliced

For the Rice:

  • 2 + 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 + 1/4 cups white rice
  • 1 Tbps. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. First, season the salmon steaks with a generous amount of garlic powder. Scatter over them with sea salt, dried thyme, herbs de Provence, and cayenne pepper.
  2. 2. In a 10-inch skillet, heat olive oil and add the salmon steaks tops facing down in the skillet. We do this to give the salmon their lovely crispy golden-brown appearance. Cook the salmon for a few minutes, about 3 to 4 minutes, or less if you prefer yours to be medium or medium-rare.

    3. Then flip over the salmon steaks, pour in the white wine, and cover with a lid. Lower the heat, and simmer for about 1 minute.

    4. Next, pour in the sweet chili sauce directly on top of each salmon steak. Pour in soy sauce, lemon juice, and add in the butter. Cover, simmer on low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Add a splash of water, about 1 tablespoon. Stir the sauce around the salmon to combine.

    5. When the salmon is cooked to your liking. Turn off the heat. Keep the skillet covered to keep salmon warm.

DIRECTIONS TO COOK THE RICE:

    1. Meantime, bring 2 + 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepot. Toss in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slowly pour in 1 + 1/4 cups of rice. Cover with a lid, and lower the heat to simmer. Rice will be done when all the water has been completely evaporated, about 15 to 20 minutes.

    2. Uncover and stir the rice with a fork, to flake the rice. Remove from heat.

    3. Finally, transfer cooked rice to a serving platter. Place the salmon steaks on top and spoon chili sauce over the salmon. Sprinkle with sliced green onion on top and serve. Serve with remaining chili sauce (from the skillet) on the side when serving.

    Yields: 3 to 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3 to 4 servings ( without rice)

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 19.8gCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 22.6g
Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
Calories324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.8g25%
Saturated Fat 5.7g28%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 840mg37%
Total Carbohydrate 10.3g4%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Total Sugars 9.3g 
Protein 22.6g 
Vitamin D 4mcg20%
Calcium 47mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Potassium 474mg10%

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    1. Thanks, Susan. This is a mild sweet and spicy sauce that makes this salmon amazingly flavorful. My daughter loves to stir the sauce into the steamed rice as well. Hope you’ll try this recipe soon! πŸ™‚