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Best baked salmon recipe

Salmon in banana and chilli sauce is a perfect twist to your everyday baked salmon recipe. Don’t settle for good when BEST is just minutes away.

Sooner or later, seemingly every cook makes a baked salmon recipe. Frequently, they make a good one but rarely do they create a great recipe. Salmon in banana and chilli sauce is a great recipe, not to mention an award winning recipe. The banana chilli sauce delivers the fancy restaurant experience to your everyday baked salmon recipe.

Salmon is a great fish

For the most part, Salmon holds a special spot in many cook’s hearts. This beloved fish has both texture and flavor as well as great health benefits. As a result, many people reserve Salmon for special occasions. By and far, baked Salmon recipes are the most popular.

over cooked salmon

Want the best baked Salmon results?

Great baked Salmon requires extra effort. As a cook, you will need to focus on cooking times and temperature. Consequently, it is far too easy to make mistakes. That is to say, a small misstep can produce “dry” baked Salmon. In order to reduce the chance of over baking your fish, consider using the “en papillote” method when baking your Salmon. For more details, see our en papillote article.

See this article for Buying the Best Salmon

Banana juice ingredient

Granted, banana juice is not a typical ingredient. In fact, it is difficult to find at local stores. Most likely, you will have to order it on-line. With that said, banana juice has a great shelf life and adds a distinctive taste to many recipes, not to mention all the health benefits. In short, banana juice is an excellent addition to your pantry. Amanda, a verified purchaser, sums it up nicely when she writes,

“This juice is very hard to find in grocery stores…actually impossible nowadays. It’s delicious. If you like bananas, you’ll love this product.”
Verified purchaser Amazon review (December 2018)

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Baked salmon in banana and chilli sauce

Baked Salmon in banana and chilli sauce is one of those special recipes in my kitchen. Admittedly, it requires some extra effort, but the taste is beyond compare. Award winning recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Fish
Keyword: baked, banana sauce, Salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 632kcal
Author: Epicuric


  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 1 thumb of fresh ginger peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 birds eye chillis chopped finely (optionally remove seeds & pith)
  • 300 ml banana juice
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 lime zested and juice
  • Oil for frying
  • Handful of chopped fresh coriander leaf for garnish
  • 1 Jalapeno chilli sliced thinly (for garnish)
  • 2 salmon steaks skin on and de-boned


  • In a wok, or large pan, heat a little oil, then fry the onion gently until starting to brown. Add the ginger, garlic and chopped chillis. Cook gently for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the banana juice, tomato ketchup, soy sauce and lime juice and zest. Simmer gently for 20 minutes, reducing by half.
  • Meanwhile, preheat an oven to 180 deg C. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and season. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes (medium rare) or 15 minutes (well done).
  • Adjust the seasoning of the sauce, and serve with the salmon, accompanied by either rice or flatbreads. Garnish with the coriander and sliced Jalapeno.


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By way of Shropshire UK, I love cooking with local, seasonal ingredients from independent producers. Blessed to live in a "foodie" area with fantastic local food markets. Been known to blow a whole weeks food budget in one visit! Staff member of CookingBites forum.

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