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Recipe: YinYang Salmon

This is the best salmon recipe ever It is awesome

Yin-Yang Salmon Ingredients

  • cup hot red pepper sauce

  • cup brown sugar, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (2 pound) boneless salmon fillet

  • cup chopped green onions

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Yin-Yang Salmon

  1. Stir together the hot sauce, brown sugar, butter, honey, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously for 3 to 4 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is well blended. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  2. Coat a casserole dish with olive oil. Poke holes in the salmon with a fork, then place into the dish. Pour reserved sauce over the fish, top with green onions, and season with salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C).

  4. Bake salmon in preheated oven, uncovered, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 25 minutes.

Yin-Yang Salmon Nutritions

  • Calories: 382.7 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 22.1 g

  • Cholesterol: 84.6 mg

  • Fat: 20.8 g

  • Fiber: 0.2 g

  • Protein: 26.4 g

  • SaturatedFat: 5.7 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 598.2 mg

  • Sugar: 21.1 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Yin-Yang Salmon Reviews

  • This is flat out unbelievable I added an extra tablespoon of brown sugar (my wife doesnt like it very spicy)and used Crystal Hot Sauce. The combination of hot sauce and brown sugar makes a wonderful glaze. I didnt know hot sauce and brown sugar went so well together. DEFINATELY WILL MAKE AGAIN

  • OMG By far, the best salmon dish that I have ever eaten This recipe exceeds all other restaurant salmon, too My sister came in town to visit and rather than go out to eat in frigid temps, we stayed in and made this dish---we were blown away by how great it tasted. Dont be intimidated by the amount of hot really mellows with the baking. I will be adding this to my regular dishes. My kids didnt mind being guinea pigs with this recipe

  • This was just delicious I took a little less sugar and butter to reduce the calories but it was still great. I also added a little fresh ginger, which made it even better. Thanks for the recipe

  • We loved this recipe. In fact, wed rate it in our top 10 favorites (so far) on this site We followed the recipe as written. Any previous reviewer whos commented on the quantity of hot sauce being excessive is using the wrong type of hot sauce. Find a hot sauce (we use LA Gold) which has a spicy taste in addition to heat. Theres a big difference. 5 stars +++++++

  • This is super tasty The salmon flavor does not stand out very well, but if you dont like fishy flavor you might like this. Yummy.

  • We enjoyed this recipe for the most part, but I felt that the flavor of the hot sauce really masked the flavor of the salmon. This recipe would be well-suited for a person who isnt crazy about salmon.

  • BAD BAD BAD. I dont know how this gets such high ratings, unless the secret is in what brand of hot sauce you buy. I used Louisianna Hot Sauce and all I could taste was that, along with a fishy taste now and again. My fish turned out kinda mushy too and I even cooked it for 30 minutes. Yuck.

  • I was looking for a non-soy sauce based salmon dish. This looked promising because I had all the ingredients and I love spicy food. Im sorry but I didnt care for it at all. I have variety of hot sauce and couldnt decide which one I should use so I used half hot wing sauce and half Asian rooster sauce.

  • Excellent. I work with the chef who created this recipe. I was dubious as to the thought of Hot Sauce and Salmon--sounds like it would overpower the natural taste. I can assure you that it did not. We used Crystals hot sauce, followed the recipe, and were very pleased with the results.-Andrew

  • More like 3 1/2 stars. I could handle the hot sauce; that I liked. It was the sweetness level that I didnt care for. Id be apt to drop the brown sugar amount down if I were to make this again. I also didnt taste anything else other than the hot sauce and sugar. Just okay. Thanks, though, for letting me try

  • Excellent recipe as is The whole family said it was great

  • I could not find hot red pepper sauce, so I used the closest equivalent I could find which was Chinese-style fermented chili paste with black beans. The result was slightly sweeter than the original recipe intended, but it was nonetheless slightly sweet, rich, and oh so delicious. The rest of my family also agreed. This is a great recipe which will be worked into my familys diet with ease. Thanks

  • Easy to throw together and usually served with a salad and bleu cheese/ranch on the side. We think its Delish and it has been requested over and over.

  • This was a nice change in pace from what I normally find to do with my salmon. However, I didnt have a 2lb fillet, so I decreased the ingredients proportionally. Nor did I know from reading the directions (maybe its stupidity) whether or not to take the salmon out of the marinade and place it on another pan or just cook it in the dish it marinated in. TAKE IT OUT -- its been a week and Im still trying to scrape the burned sauce from the pan (And yes, I did use a smaller pan for marinating since I had less fish). But overall the flavor wasnt bad Definitely something I may come back to after a while. :)

  • I made this last night and both me and my boyfriend thought it was great very easy prep work and great taste

  • I didnt care for it, DH liked it....

  • I thought this was very tasty, but way too hot (and we like hot food..)...and I only used 1/3 C of hot sauce. My 4 year old couldnt even eat it. Next time, I will go down to 1/4 C of hot sauce.

  • It was good, I enjoyed the flavor. However, from reading other posts I thought it would be much more mild in heat. So I gave this to my husband and now he has the hiccups, he gets them for days from spicy food. I will make it again but next time less hot sauce (Tapatio) and more honey.

  • Excellent

  • Just made this for dinner. Excellent. I chickened out at the last second on the amount of hot sauce ( Louisiana hot sauce ) and used only slightly less. I assure you its not too spicy. My five year old loved it. Thanks for a great recipe

  • TOTALLY AWESOME Loved everything about this recipe...I followed the directions exactly (although I am not sure if my pepper sauce was the same kind, I used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce). Only downside....I should have doubled the sauce recipe SO GOOD You must try this

  • This was ok but the flavors didnt really come out in the end.

  • Love this recipe,my favorite glaze for salmon.

  • I never really liked salmon before this recipe. Now we eat more salmon than ever before. My family thanks you

  • This was amazing Even my 7 year old son enjoyed it. I switched it up a little, and made the marinade with 1/4 cup hot red pepper sauce, and 1/4 cup chinese chili sauce (we like our food a little spicier), otherwise I followed the original recipe. It turned out fabulously

  • I think the Marinade overpowered the fish flavor. I would probaly use less hot sauce next time and make sure that the temp of the hot sauce is less spicy. We like spicey but it was overpowering

  • I was dubious about using that much hot sauce but since no other review mentioned it, I thought it would be ok. Should have gone with my instincts. I like spicy foods, but the hot sauce overpowered the flavor of the fish. May try again with about a tablespoon of hot sauce.

  • The sauce on this salmon was phenomenal. I dont have an asbestos tongue, and the spice level was hot, but not too hot. The flavors married wonderfully and the sauce kept the salmon moist. I served with microwave brown rice and green beans. A delicious dinner with a beautiful presentation in half hour.

  • This was absolutely delicious I cant wait to have another dinner party because this will defiantly be on the menu

  • I followed the recipe directions, but I was not a big fan of the marinade. I didnt like how the hot sauce (I used Crystal) and sweetness mixed. They really overpowered the fish. My husband thought it was okay, but I wont be making it again.

  • A little sweet,a little spicy reminded me of BBQ flavor. Great on fish. Next time, I am going to try it on chicken. husband liked takes a really good flavor to impress him I will keep this receipe handy

  • This was the best Salmon dish I have ever had. I did not alter the recipe at all. My husband does not like fish at all, but he devoured this dish. Thank you for a great recipe, I will be trying again and passing on to others.

  • Great I served with white rice and egg drop soup. We also ended up using extra sauce for drizzling and dipping. We loved it. Note: I am not a huge hot sauce fan but no need to worry about heat, I made just as recipe read. Note2: if you are wanting a strong salmon flavor in this recipe the salmon flavor itself does not stand out very much but the texture of the fish makes it.

  • I made this and it was DEEElicious

  • Loved this Made exactly as written and wouldnt change a thing. The flavors were perfectly balanced.

  • This was very good As with some of the other reviewers I was skeptical about the amount of hot sauce, but since I like spicy foods I tried it anyway, and it was terrific Made it just like the receipe. Will definitely make it again.

  • This recipe was very good. In fact, this was the first time that I cooked a filet of salmon. Im trying to learn how to cook and this recipe will definitely stay in my recipe box.I stuck to the recipe except for a few things. I added lemon concentrate to the sauce because I didnt have any fresh lemon. I cut up one green onion and it was about a 1/2 cup instead of 1/4. I coated both sides of the fish with olive oil (lightly) I actually added the onions, salt, and pepper to the fish before the sauce (but thats because I left the sauce on heat too long and had to put it in the freezer to cool). I marinated the fish in the glass pan with the sauce overnight. My roommate and friend thought it was good also.

  • Decent flavor, added chili paste to give more kick

  • I was so excited to try this recipe based on all the great reviews, but I ended up being disappointed with it. Not sure what happened to mine, but it didnt turn out too great. I made it for 3 servings and followed the recipe exactly. It didnt have much flavor and the salmon taste was overpowering. I couldnt find LA Gold or Crystals hot sauce, so maybe that was my problem. The bottom was also oily. Next time I will try to marinate it overnight and maybe try it with tilapia or shrimp instead.

  • Spectacular A lover of salmons dream recipe. Tons of flavor and all of my guests loved it. Bravo


  • I made this tonight for dinner and my husband and I loved it I will definitely make it again and pass it on to my friends Oh, and I followed the recipe precisely.

  • I am very inexperienced in the kitchen, so whenever I cook my fiance gets a little nervous. He was SO impressed by this salmon, and even said I could make it for a dinner party. Best of all, its easy. You could vary the amount of brown sugar to make it more spicy or sweet. Ill probably make this once a week.

  • This fish recipe is really really good I made this ahead of time and ended up marinating the fish for about a day before baking it. The spicy kick is well balanced with the sweet. I cant taste the lemon, so I am not sure what the purpose of the lemon is. I eat it with fresh green onion and red onion. I am sure its great with cilantro as well. Yumm Thank you for posting this recipe

  • I make this allll the time...I have tried it with tilapia & swai as well and it is always great It is a staple fish recipe and I just use regular old Franks hot sauce. I also use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh and its still great. Only change I make is I season the fish before I pour on the sauce. I serve it with broccoli & mashed potatoes and it is always a hit Thank you for giving me a consistent, awesome fish recipe

  • I made this last night, exactly as written and we loved, loved, loved it. We eat a lot of salmon and my husband is very fussy about how it is served, so I wasnt sure how he would like it. I said maybe next time I would marinate it, then grill it, and he said it was brilliant the way it was. As there are only two of us, I cut the recipe in half and used hot wing sauce and YUM, YUM, YUM. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is definitely a keeper.

  • Very tasty dish. The hot sauce is there but its not overwhelming due to the brown sugar. I put the recommended amount of sugar didnt want it to be to sweet. It was amazingly easy to make. Will definitely be a repeat.

  • This recipe was easy to make and is tasty. I have used it on other types of filet and it worked out great.

  • I made this with my homemade hotsauce so I knew it was going to be way too spicy for me. Husband, however, likes things hot so I threw a finely diced jalapeno in with the green onions. He really enjoyed it. Thanks

  • This is a great addition to your recipe collection The salmon comes out sweet and also a little, tiny bit spicy. Nothing too overpowering. I personally omit the green onions but otherwise this recipe is good to go as is - just make sure to use Franks Red Hot sauce or something similar for the best flavor. Enjoy All About Trends

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