Pan Seared Salmon with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Pan Seared Salmon with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

How To Make Pan Seared Salmon with Sweet and Sour Sauce

You can’t go wrong with a filling serving of this pan seared salmon, a well-seasoned flaky dish that’s topped with a sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 6ozsalmon,(4 fillets), skinless
  • tspolive oil,or vegetable oil, divided
  • 2tspginger,finely peeled, minced
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • tbspsoy sauce
  • cuppineapple juice
  • 2tbsphoney
  • tbsplight brown sugar,packed
  • tbsprice vinegar
  • tbspketchup
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,optional
  • salt,to taste
  • green onion,or cilantro, chopped
  • white sesame seeds,for garnishing


  1. Remove the salmon from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and soy sauce, then add in the pineapple juice, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, and red pepper flakes.

  3. Heat 1½ teaspoon of the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add the ginger and garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds to 1 minute until lightly golden brown.

  4. Whisk the pineapple juice mixture once more, then pour into saucepan.

  5. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly, then allow to boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.

  6. Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, then season both sides with ½ teaspoon of salt.

  7. Heat the remaining oil in a heavy 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Once the oil is shimmering, add the salmon and cook for about 4 minutes on the first side, until golden brown on bottom, then flip and cook the salmon on the opposite side for 2 to 3 minutes longer, until cooked through.

  9. Plate the salmon, spoon sweet and sour sauce over top, sprinkle with green onions or cilantro, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 199.22kcal
  • Fat: 9.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.85g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.61g
  • Fiber: 0.21g
  • Sugar: 15.43g
  • Protein: 9.46g
  • Cholesterol: 23.39mg
  • Sodium: 415.15mg
  • Calcium: 16.49mg
  • Potassium: 246.45mg
  • Iron: 0.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.30µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.56mg
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