Honey Jalapeno Lime Salmon is a perfect balance of sweet & spicy. It’s a quick and easy seafood dish that’s ready in under 15 minutes.

honey jalapeno lime salmon in a bowl with jasmine rice, mango avocado salsa, and a squeezed lime

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Why I Love Honey Jalapeno Lime Salmon

This easy salmon recipe is quick and packed with a ton of flavor. You get a great balance of sweet and spicy with honey and jalapeno. It’s easy to make and cooks quickly.

Sometimes salmon can get boring and bland. If you’re hitting a dinner rut with your family where they are disappointed when they hear you’re making salmon, try this one! The combination of garlic, jalapeno, and lime makes this a dinner everyone will love.

It also makes an excellent switch-up for Taco Tuesdays. If you want an alternative to the standard ground beef or chicken tacos, you can serve this in corn tortillas with some jalapeno lime rice for an extra kick.

Jalapeno Honey Lime Salmon Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic
  • jalapeno
  • lime
  • honey
  • salmon – I get mine from either ButcherBox or Costco
ingredients for honey jalapeno lime salmon

How to Make This Honey Lime Jalapeno Salmon Recipe

Detailed instructions and measurements to make Honey Jalapeno Lime Salmon are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, lime, and honey to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place the salmon filets on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Cover each filet with the jalapeno mix.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  6. Remove from the oven serve with your favorite sides. I love to have mine with avocado mango salsa and jasmine rice.

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs for Salmon with Jalapeno, Honey, and Lime

  • If you want less spice to your salmon, be sure to remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapeno. You can also use pickled jalapenos.
  • Don’t marinade the salmon in the jalapeno mixture prior to cooking. The lime from the mix will begin to cook the salmon.
What is the safe internal temperature for cooked salmon?

Per the USDA, the safe internal temperature of salmon should reach 145°F.

How do I thaw salmon?

You can thaw the salmon in the refrigerator overnight, or submerge it in water. Fill a large bowl with cool water and place the salmon (in packaging) in the water to thaw. It will take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of your filets.

Can salmon be cooked from frozen?

While it is safe to cook salmon from frozen, it won’t give you the best texture and flavor.

How long do you need to bake salmon?

Salmon should be baked for 10-12 minutes at 425°F or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

How do you know when salmon is cooked?

Salmon is cooked when the internal temperature reaches 145°F. It should be tender and come apart easily.

Can you eat salmon skin?

Whether you can eat salmon skin depends on where you purchased your salmon and your own personal health.

honey jalapeno lime salmon in a bowl with jasmine rice and mango avocado salsa

substitutions/alterations

  • Salmon – if you want to substitute the salmon for another cut of fish, I’d recommend using halibut or cod.
  • Jalapenos – if you want a spicier dish, you can substitute the jalapeno for serrano peppers.
  • Honey – I don’t recommend substituting the honey in this recipe.
  • Lime – While lime will give you the best flavor, you could replace the lime with lemon or orange juice.
  • Garlic – be sure to use a whole garlic clove instead of garlic powder.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – you can replace the extra virgin olive oil with avocado oil.

How to serve Honey Jalapeno Lime Salmon

  • If you like a spicy kick and want to take it up a notch, you can pair it with Jalapeno Lime Rice.
  • It goes great in tacos and over salads as well.
  • I love serving it with Mango Avocado Salsa and jasmine rice.

How to Store Salmon with Jalapeño

You can store cooked salmon in an airtight container up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

How to Reheat Oven Baked Salmon

I do not recommend reheating salmon in the microwave. Not only will it stink up your house and microwave for a while, it will drastically overcook it.

I recommend placing it on a sheet pan and reheating it in a 275°F oven.

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Jalapeno Honey Lime Salmon

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Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Honey Jalapeno Lime Salmon is a perfect balance of sweet & spicy. It's a quick and easy seafood dish that's ready in under 15 minutes.

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 whole jalapeno seeds and ribs removed for less spice
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 16 ounces salmon filets

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Add the olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, lime, and honey to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Place the salmon filets on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Cover each filet with the jalapeno mix.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite sides. I love to have mine with avocado mango salsa and jasmine rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces, Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 565mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 48IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It should only be used for estimation purposes and is not a guarantee of any kind. Nutritional information varies widely between brands and types of ingredients used. It is recommended that you calculate the nutritional information based on your own ingredients and brands used. Sweetly Splendid, LLC makes no guarantees as to the exact nutrition information.

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