Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon

Just ten minutes is needed to whip up this easy seared sweet chilli salmon! Perfect for meal prep and easy to throw over salads, in sandwiches or eaten as a main meal. Gluten Free, sugar free and an ideal protein option!

Easy 10 Minute Sweet Chili Salmon (Whole 30, Paleo)- Whole30 friendly sweet chilli/chili salmon seared in TEN minutes- SO flavorful and perfect low carb, high protein meal! {paleo, whole30, gluten free}- thebigmansworld.com

 

 

Confession #1. 

I think part of the reason I love potatoes and hot chips French Fries (I need to practice my American lingo) so much is the fact that they are the the accompaniment to one of my favourite things- Sauces

Ketchup. Barbecue. Sweet Chilli. Hot Chilli. Mustard. 

You name it, I love it. 

Confession #2. 

Not just for potato like products, sauces can turn a bland or boring piece of protein to the next level. One of the main reasons I order a steak whenever I’m out is purely for the delicious mushroom sauce. 

Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon- Take your salmon to the next level with this delicious sweet chilli basting which has the whole recipe ready in under 10 minutes- Gluten and sugar free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

The downside of many of the sauces in the market is their crazy high sugar and salt content AND their lack of gluten free options. Just a quick scan down the condiment aisle of the supermarket, these were the following stats and ingredients- 

(Out of respect for the brands, I will omit from listing them here) 

A popular tomato ketchup- Main ingredient after tomatoes- Sugar. Grams of sugar per tablespoon- 5.5 grams

A popular Barbecue sauce- Main ingredient after tomatoes- Sugar. Grams of sugar per tablespoon- 8.2 grams

A popular Sweet Chilli sauce- Main ingredient after tomatoes- Sugar. Grams of sugar per tablespoon- 9.4 grams

A popular Hot Chilli sauce- Main ingredient after tomatoes- Sugar. Grams of sugar per tablespoon- 8.2 grams

I’m completely aware that some of that sugar is natural from tomatoes but the fact that table sugar was the second ingredient behind tomatoes? No dice. I’ll take my sugar in gelato or Persian desserts. (Good Persian desserts). 

Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon- Take your salmon to the next level with this delicious sweet chilli basting which has the whole recipe ready in under 10 minutes- Gluten and sugar free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

When Fountain reached out to trial out their new ‘Good Choices’ range of sauces and use one of them for a recipe, I was more than game- Especially after reading the ingredient list and the options available.

Their ‘Good Choices’ Range come in tomato, barbecue, sweet chilli, hot chilli and reduced salt soy sauces. All of these sauces have no added sugar, completely gluten free and much lower in sodium. Being a fan of all things spicy, I opted to very loosely adapt my pan seared salmon recipe and give it a chilli twist. A sweet chilli twist

Similar to the pan seared salmon, this salmon is seared over the stovetop and is done and dusted in under 10 minutes. Thanks to the tangy marinade , the salmon is so flavourful and perfect to be eaten on a bed of rice, over a salad or as the protein choice with dinner. The highlight of the dish is easily the sweet chilli sauce topping drizzled over it for the sweet, salty and spicy taste sensation! 

Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon- Take your salmon to the next level with this delicious sweet chilli basting which has the whole recipe ready in under 10 minutes- Gluten and sugar free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

High in protein, gluten free and much lower in sodium that standard sauces, Fountains ‘Good Choice’ range is something I’m wholeheartedly welcoming. 

So are my fries. 

So is my salmon. Make this easy sweet chilli salmon and you’d agree. 

Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon
Serves 4
Just ten minutes is needed to whip up this easy seared sweet chilli salmon! Perfect for meal prep and easy to throw over salads, in sandwiches or eaten as a main meal. Gluten Free, sugar free and an ideal protein option!
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Ingredients
  1. 4 x fillets of salmon (approximately 125-150 grams each)
  2. Oil for searing
For the marinade
  1. 1/4 cup liquid aminos (can use soy sauce)
  2. small handful of baby spinach, chopped very finely
  3. 1 tsp black pepper
  4. 2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
For the sweet chilli sauce topping
  1. 1/4 cup homemade chili sauce (I used a whole30 homemade sauce from here)
  2. 2 tsp sesame oil
  3. 1 tsp liquid aminos (Can use soy sauce)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, make the marinade and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, make the sweet chilli sauce topping. Set aside.
  3. Coat a large frying pan with oil and heat on medium Once hot, quickly coat the salmon fillets in the marinade (ensure it is fully coated) before adding to the pan. Sear on each side for 1-3 minutes. Remove from the pan and cover in aluminium foil for 3 minutes to rest. Evenly divide the sweet chilli sauce topping amongst the four salmon fillets.
Notes
  1. For even more flavourful fish, marinade them for up to 1 day before cooking.
  2. For food prep, cook the salmon and allow to cool completely before refrigerating for up to 3 days.
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Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon- Take your salmon to the next level with this delicious sweet chilli basting which has the whole recipe ready in under 10 minutes- Gluten and sugar free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

 

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54 thoughts on “Easy Sweet Chilli Salmon

  1. Arman, this salmon looks like perfection- yum! The sugar content in certain bottled sauces are alarmingly high. I do love me some ketchup but try not to go overboard with it. I can’t believe that at one point, Heinz tried to claim that ketchup counted as a serving of our daily fruits & veggies- insert face plant!! It’s too hard to choose just one favourite condiment, but hummus ranks especially high!

  2. These pictures came out beautifully. Love the greens on top.

    To be totally honest, I hardly ever buy sauces anymore. I just make my own, especially when it comes to salad dressing. Granted that will change in the summer when I have lettuce coming out of more pores. Then I’ll need a little help.

  3. OMG my love for salmon.. and my love for fries. Is it weird that the ONLY food i was petrified, do not touch, do not think about/smell/come near me was ketchup for the longest time!? plain cheeseburgers, plain fries, plain hotdogs. that was my childhood. (my mcdonalds orders were probably “sad meals”) then one day like a year ago i discovered that ketchup is life.. only so many dipping sauces are plagued by salt, sugar and gluten. so frustrating! i need to find these fountain sauces! are they made/available in the US?! mostly because i need new salmon toppers and this looks phenom. and if not, when you come to america you can just bring me some 😀

    1. Haha no way- Actually, I wasn’t the biggest fan of ketchup (I mean, I liked it but I loved the spicier ones better!) but now cannot get enough!

      I will personally be bringing you this salmon.

  4. my favorite condiment is probably dijon mustard. Luckily, I choose mustards that do not contain sugar.
    I was literally thinking about how badly I wanted salmon last night. I generally don’t make it myself. I’m always afraid that I’ll overcook it!

  5. Alex will confirm–I am a girl who LOVES her sauces. I don’t want dressing/sauce whatever on the main event because I want to be able to have the sauce all to myself, lol. This sounds fantastic. Bring some over with you, yes?

  6. I totally agree with you, Arman! Laura and I went on a hunt in the salad dressing aisle a while back, and I swear like 90% of the dressings involved copious amounts of high fructose corn syrup. When that is one of the first ingredients listed, then we’ve got a problem. I get trying to make things more affordable…but blech. What is not blech, though, is this salmon. We don’t often eat salmon because it can sometimes taste really fishy…but I’m going to need to try this sweet chili version. Or I’m going to need you to just come visit upstate New York on make it. (Hey, we have a Trader Joes, Whole Foods and lots of chicken parm. And bad fondue.)

    1. I will personally make you salmon as long as that bad fondue shop is open. i want the damn fondue!

      Random fact- We use to sell fluff in the supermarkets growing up but then HFCS got banned in Australia- hence the crazy inter-country laws!

  7. I think you know by now that I LOVE salmon and it’s because of dishes like this! Quick, easy and soooo delicious! That sauce looks amazing and these photos are STUNNING!

  8. I am a sucker for any sauces. Though I like to make some myself I also use store bought ones. Hello Nando’s! Lately I love a certain BBQ sauce and out of fear I just don’t look at the lable. I bet sugar is far up on this list. Luckily there are some good brands available as well though you see this not only from the list of ingredients but also from the price tag.

  9. Arman, Like you I’ve been shocked at how much sugar is in most sauces. Love this recipe for salmon and will have to look for a less-sugary alternative to most chili sauces in my neighborhood store.

  10. I am SO much like you, it’s almost scary, Arman. Sometimes I think I like sauces and condiments more than the proteins that I serve them with, and ESPECIALLY sweet chili sauce. It’s my absolute favorite. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this line of products up here in Wisconsin, but you bet your cute self that I’m gonna stalk their website to find out how I can my hands on some. YUMMI goodness!

  11. Completely agree on the sauce + french fry thing. They’re just a vehicle for dipping! This sweet chili sauce looks amazing and I love it paired with the salmon.

  12. Arman, this looks so delicious! And I agree – so many prepared sauces are either full of sugar (or corn syrup – that’s some American lingo you should get used to as well 🙁 or salt. I would totally make this and eat it with a nice green salad. YUM!

  13. I LOVE ketchup and will never stop eating it, no matter what anyone says!! Haha. I do hate that it’s loaded with added sugars, though. Among all other sauces, which I also love. Salmon is my favorite fish (next to Chilean sea bass, but who can afford that regularly??), and I’m sure this recipe would be a hit at our house 🙂 thanks!

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