Hot Honey Glazed Salmon With Coconut Crunch—Yep, It’s As Addictive As It Sounds

And it happens in less than 10 minutes.

By Camille Styles
Hot honey salmon bowl.

‘Tis the season for getting back into the weeknight groove of simple, delicious and healthy dinners—and this 10-minute hot honey salmon recipe certainly checks all the boxes. We eat salmon a lot in our household (it’s one of the few proteins that all four of us will happily devour), so I’m always looking for ways to add a new twist. Thankfully, interesting doesn’t have to mean complicated. The sweet and spicy glaze combined with a coconut crunch topping proves that just a few ingredients can pack a punch. Pop it under the broiler in your oven and you’ve got a delicious salmon dinner on your hands.

Hot honey salmon.

Why You’ll Love This Hot Honey Salmon Recipe

What really takes this salmon recipe over the top is the combination of sweet and spicy flavors in the honey glaze, plus the garlicky crunch of the coconut topping. It all comes together for a flavor profile that’s actually addictive, which isn’t a bad thing when you’re talking about a beautiful piece of salmon packed with protein, iron, vitamin B-12, and super healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Plus, you can’t overstate the beauty of a dinner that comes together in under 10 minutes. It’s easy enough for busy spring weeknights, and special enough to serve for a weekend dinner with friends.

Hot honey salmon ingredients.
Hot honey salmon bowls.

Ingredients for Hot Honey Salmon With Coconut Crunch

Here’s a rundown of what you’ll need to make this hot honey salmon recipe.

Salmon. For this recipe, I like to buy a 1-pound fillet of salmon and cut it into smaller pieces. You can either have the fishmonger remove the skin for you (which will make it easier to cut), or you can bake it with the skin on and it’ll slide right off when it comes out of the oven. Here’s a handy guide to buying the best salmon when you’re at the grocery store.

Hot honey. You’ve likely seen this trendy flavor profile on restaurant menus, and while you could purchase jarred hot honey, may I recommend my two-ingredient homemade version? Just combine 1 part sriracha with 3 parts honey, and you’ve got yourself a very spicy, very delicious hot honey glaze.

Coconut crunch. Ever since I landed on this toasted coconut crunch topping, I’ve been wanting to put it on everything. You warm a little olive oil in a skillet, then toast up garlic slices, sliced chili (because we need more heat, lol), and coconut flakes until it all becomes sweet and nutty. It’s the perfect topping for this salmon, or just about any “bowl” you whip up all season. I do recommend making this just before serving so you get that delicious crunch—it gets a bit soggy if you make it too far in advance.

Hot honey salmon bowls recipe.

How to Make Crispy Salmon in the Oven

I go though phases with my salmon, and in all honesty, I love them all. (Remember my slow-baked salmon phase?) Yes, it’s luscious and buttery and delicious, but sometimes I crave the texture of a crispy golden brown crust encasing a tender fish. When crispy is what I’m after, you can’t beat the broiler. And you may be surprised when I tell you how long to bake hot honey salmon. The broiler makes such quick work of it that this salmon is in and out of the oven in seven minutes or less.

I cut the salmon fillet into 3-inch pieces before cooking, which helps the interior of the salmon to cook through in the same amount of time that it takes the outside to crisp up. If you like a more medium-rare interior, you can leave the fillet whole when you cook it for a pink-on-the-interior finish.

Once my broiler is preheated, I place the salmon on a cast iron skillet, or a foil-lined baking sheet (for easier clean-up), drizzle with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, and pop it under the broiler, about seven inches from the heat. After about four minutes, I pull it out and spoon on the honey glaze—you don’t want the glaze under the broiler for the entire cook time since it will burn. Place under the broiler for another three minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the entire surface of the salmon is golden brown.

Hot honey salmon recipe.
Hot honey salmon bowl recipe.

How to Serve Hot Honey Salmon

I made this recipe into a complete dinner by turning it into a “salmon bowl” with sweet potatoes and fluffy rice. The combo had slight Asian vibes with the heat of the sriracha and chilis, plus the coconut and cilantro flavors. I brushed the extra hot honey glaze over my sweet potatoes while they roasted in the oven, which brought everything together—and is definitely something I’d do again for a veg-focused dinner.

I also love serving this hot honey glazed salmon on top of a flavor-packed kale salad, or swap the sweet potatoes and serve alongside any interesting veggie side like Masala Corn Salad or Grilled Zucchini with Chili Mint Vinaigrette.

Honey salmon bowls recipe.
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Hot Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe—Easy and Healthy Dinner

Hot Honey Salmon With Coconut Crunch

  • Author: Camille Styles


10-minute Hot Honey Glazed Salmon is a simple, delicious, and healthy meal. With just a few ingredients, it gets super crispy under the broiler.


Units Scale

for the hot honey:

  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 3/4 cup Honey

for the salmon:

  • 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, cut into 3” pieces
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

for the coconut crunch:

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red chile or jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

for serving:

  • Fluffy rice, honey-glazed sweet potatoes, cilantro


  1. Preheat the broiler, and place a rack 7-10 inches from the heat source.
  2. Make the coconut crunch. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium. Add garlic, chile, and coconut flakes. Cook, stirring, until garlic and coconut turn golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, and add a pinch of salt.
  3. Place salmon in the cast-iron skillet. Brush with olive oil, then sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Broil for 4 minutes.
  4. While the salmon cooks, combine sriracha and honey in a small bowl.
  5. Remove salmon from oven, brush with some of the hot honey, then return to oven and broil for another 2-3 minutes, until caramelized on top and cooked to your preference.
  6. Serve salmon over rice and roasted sweet potatoes, drizzle extra hot honey over top, then top with coconut crunch and cilantro. Enjoy!

Comments (43)

  1. Kristiana says:

    Where’s the recipe?? ?

    1. Isabelle Eyman says:

      Hi! We’ve updated the post—you can now find the recipe at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

  2. Erin says:

    Hi guys ~ Super excited for the recipe .. but I’m not seeing it at the bottom of the story? Can’t wait to give it a try. 🙂

  3. Dottie says:

    This sounds delicious! Looking forward to trying it.

  4. Terry says:

    This is my second time making this recipe, and it is SO good. The spice, the crunch, the savory and the sweet all come together to make the perfect salmon dish. I make extra coconut crunch and extra sauce!

  5. Megan says:

    I make this at least twice a month. It’s a favorite for sure. The recipe is simple and fast but the flavor is anything but simple.

  6. Brittany says:

    Made this tonight and it was so good! I added some carrots instead of sw potatoes, and a handful of arugula. Super easy to make!

  7. nihel says:

    I dream of this meal. The coconut crunch and crispy salmon bites are everythingggg.

  8. Colleen says:

    I “semi” made this recipe and it was delicious! Unfortunately , I had to leave out the “hot” honey ( hubby wouldn’t eat that), but I did brush just the honey on the salmon. The coconut crunch played a starring role in this dish, and yes, I will be using it on many more items! I think it would be yummy even sprinkled on salad! Thanks for this great recipe! Looking forward to each and everyone!

  9. Nicole Watkins says:

    Okay, this is SO good! And so easy! My husband is not a coconut fan, and even he loved it! Will definitely be adding this one to the rotation!

  10. Rebecca WIthers says:

    Super easy and fast—love it for that! I used Mike’s Hot Honey and added splash of coconut aminos for savory depth.

  11. Kathleen Tlachi says:

    This recipe is a keeper. It was quick and easy to make, and everyone in my family loved it. The crunchy coconut added a tasty and unique addition to this dish and elevated it to the next level.

  12. Brandy OBrien says:

    This salmon dish is currently a weeknight favorite! It comes together fast, and the sweet/spicy glaze is wonderfully flavorful and well-balanced. It’s great in a taco, over rice, with the glazed sweet potatoes or some grilled corn. Super versatile!

  13. Kurt Yalcin says:

    My hubby and I absolutely loved this recipe. We’ve been in a salmon space, but really needed something to spice up our go-to dish. This was just the thing to elevate our favorite dinner.

    We ended up cooking at 10 inches below the broiler, so we had to cook it a little bit longer. We decided to keep the salmon skin on, and the coconut flakes appeared to take a little bit longer to cook as well, but all in all it was amazing

    Thanks so much, Camille!

  14. Dee says:

    Love this! So easy to make and so delicious

  15. dianne says:

    Post Script: I made this recipe on Sunday. It is good. I used the leftover rice, leftover salmon and the honey sriracha….
    I sautéed carrots, celery , fennel, onions, jalapeno and zucchini until crisp soft. Added the rice and a little water and cooked briefly until warmed through. I added the left over salmon and covered until warmed through. The honey sriracha was mixed with soy sauce, a bit of sesame oil and grated fresh ginger. I added the sauce to the veggies and salmon and gently stirred it altogether. So yummy

  16. Cheryl says:

    Excellent, easy to make the family loved it. The only reason I gave a 4 vs 5 star is because the cilantro and green onion really added to the flavour and they weren’t actually on the ingredient list I just saw them in the picture and picked them up at the grocery store.
    Loved the tip about the making the honey/siracha sauce

  17. Allie says:

    Great weeknight dinner! My kids loved this, especially the coconut crunch on top. Super easy to pull together.

  18. Emily Theiler says:

    This recipe!! Will be in repeat at my house. The crunch was so decadent!

  19. Michelle says:

    Really good! Love cooking salmon under the broiler.

  20. Stacy says:

    This was so simple and SO delicious! Husband loved it as well!

  21. CHRYSTA H. says:

    AWESOME recipe! It was a quick and easy meal to prepare. Will for sure be making this again!

  22. Megan Jones-SmithMegan Jones-Smith says:

    I made this on a Friday night after a long week and it was the perfect easy-to-put-together mix of cozy and kick to start the weekend. Because I don’t like cilantro, I left it out; next time I would sub in spinach or another crisp green to balance out the sweetness and richness of the rest of the dish. Be sure too to get a fattier piece of salmon, or to shorten the cooking time with a leaner cut. The coconut crunch was a fun finish!

  23. Jennifer Howard says:

    Loved this! Will definitely be in the rotation for an easy, flavorful weeknight meal.

  24. Chelsea Kosareff says:

    I always love a good salmon recipe to try out! This one was pretty simple and aside from the coconut flakes, I had everything already in my pantry. The honey sriracha sauce is amaaaazing then you add the coconut crunch! OMG flavor explosion, i’ll definitely keep this recipe on routine (:

  25. Einat says:

    Love to make it very easy and tasty

  26. Katherine H says:

    The coconut crunch is DIVINE!! Absolutely loved this new to me salmon recipe!

  27. Sarah says:

    This was only ok for me so maybe user error? My coconut never got crunchy, but I felt like I had to pull it off the stove before it got too dark. I did like the broiler technique to cook the salmon, and definitely add the green onion!

  28. Alison Peterson says:

    Really unique flavors and easy to make! I used roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, and green beans in my bowl. Loved the hot honey sauce for the salmon!

  29. Jennifer says:

    Total flavor bomb! My time saver cheat and use one less pan is to use TJ’s hot honey. Otherwise I make it exactly as listed. No sides needed, just a really delicious and healthy all in one meal. An absolute recipe keeper, thank you!!

  30. Melanie McNatt says:

    I make this recipe at least 3x a month. We change up the veggies and various rice types. 😉

  31. Erica says:

    Not just for salmon – halibut too!

  32. Bailey says:

    Coconut for the win!

  33. Leigh Allin says:

    Salmon was great and very easy to make. Quick and easy work night dinner. I paired it with the coconut crunch, sweet potatoes, and rice.

  34. Adrienne says:

    I love salmon and am always looking for new recipes. This one is amazing. So much flavor and the coconut crunch is delicious! Definitely a keeper for me!

  35. Rachel says:

    So easy to make and satisfying! I didn’t include extra chili pepper in the coconut crunch (the glaze was spicy enough), and I served it with cauliflower rice and roasted sweet potato for a fast, gourmet-tasting dinner! One note, some broilers like mine have a high or low setting, so I was unsure about the exact broil temp.

  36. Margaret says:

    Delicious! This recipe was so easy and healthy. We subbed broccoli for sweet potato and it worked well. My husband and I loved the sweet heat with the coconut, jalapeño and hot honey. We made a non-hot (regular honey) version for our daughter and she thought it was the best. We will definitely be making this recipe again!

  37. Ashley says:

    Loved this salmon – adding it to my regular rotation. I didn’t have sweet potatoes on hand so I used fresh green beans as a side. With minimal ingredients and steps it was quick and easy yet still had lots of layers of flavor – so delicious and highly recommend.

  38. Paula says:

    This dish was amazing! I have it on repeat as the flavors are so delicious together. The sweet potato helps with the heat. I may make it tonight!

  39. A Lee says:

    This recipe was easy to make and delicious. (If you’re pressed for time, you can find many brands of hot honey and my sister makes her own.) The family enjoyed it.

  40. Lauren says:

    Delicious and easy to prepare

  41. Terri Kennickell says:

    Loved this recipe. It was so simple and easy to scale up or down. I served it with a simple mixed green salad. It was delicious.

  42. Eugenia says:

    YUM! What a quick and easy weeknight dinner! My whole family ate it all up – even my 2 year old! She can take heat like a champ and ate more of this dish than I did! We ate it atop rice with a side of salad.

    I can tell this dish will be in our dinner rotation for a long time! Thanks for this from the bottom of our bellies

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