August 24, 2023

Nashville Hot Salmon


 This Nashville hot sockeye salmon recipe is a spicy twist using simple cooking instructions. The recipe uses wild-caught sockeye salmon portions and a mixture of honey, paprika, garlic, and other spices to create a rich and bold flavor. Once slathered, the salmon is oven-roasted until it's cooked to a perfect flaky texture. The dish is then served with a side of creamy potato salad to balance out the heat. The combination of the spicy and sweet marinade with the tender and juicy salmon is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a weekend cookout with friends and family.

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Chef Nicole outside in front of water and treesNicole is a Recipe Developer and Food Photographer from Allentown, Pennsylvania with an Associate degree from The Culinary Institute of America. Her first memories are of planting seeds with her father and grandfather in their elaborate gardens and sharing their abundant harvests with friends and neighbors. The spark of both pride and joy she felt when sharing this food with others and seeing the happiness it brought them was what inspired her to pursue the culinary arts from a young age. Nicole has spent time exploring the Hudson Valley and Philadelphia food scenes, but her current home in the rolling hills of Central PA is where she most enjoys combining her two passions; exploring the outdoors, and good food.

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Nashville Hot Sockeye Salmon

The result of this recipe is a mouthwatering dish that is both sweet and spicy, with a crispy exterior and tender, flaky salmon inside.

Servings: 6

Keywords: Nashville , Nashville Hot Sauce, Hot Sauce, Nashville Hot, Sockeye, Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Spicy, Sweet and Spicy

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins




Nashville Hot Sauce

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder


For Nashville Hot Sauce

  1. In a saucepan place everything but the butter into the pan and warm up on low heat constantly stirring.
  2. When the mixture has liquefied turn off heat (just needs to be warmed no need to bring to a boil).
  3. Then place 1 stick of butter and whisk in until emulsified.

For Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. Coat the top of the salmon with Nashville hot sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with panko crumb.
  5. Place in oiled oven-safe pan. We used a cast iron skillet for our recipe testing.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400.


We served our salmon with a creamy potato salad and a fresh spicy greens salad. Try your potato salad with scallions, your favorite mustard, and bread & butter pickles for a new yet delicious taste.

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