Ghost Pepper Honey Salmon with Yogurt Sauce (gf)
Roasted salmon will always be one of my favorite meals for so many reasons – its healthy, delicious, satisfying, and seems gourmet but is actually super quick and easy to make. My signature salmon recipe is always broiled with honey, lemon and olive oil on top.
By adding honey and cooking the salmon under the broiler, you get this amazing caramelized crispiness on the top and edges of the fish. Its insanely flavorful and adds some interesting texture.
I’m always looking for ways to shake up my typical salmon, so for this recipe, I used the Ghost Pepper Honey from Saratoga Tea & Honey Company (you can order online!). I loved the way it elevated the dish and added a subtle spiciness that went great with the salmon and yogurt sauce.
I recommend serving this salmon with some veggie-focused sides – I made mine with roasted spaghetti squash, pesto, and roasted broccolini!
The Secret GF
2 quarter-pound pieces of salmon
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Ghost Pepper Honey
Salt and pepper
1 8oz container of plain Greek yogurt (I like to use 5% fat)
1 tsp dried parsley
First, make the Greek yogurt sauce by mixing together yogurt, juice from ½ of the lemon, parsley, salt and pepper. Set aside while making the salmon.
Turn the oven on to high broil.
Line a baking dish with parchment paper and set the pieces of salmon in the dish.
Sprinkle the salmon with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Juice the lemon half and pour over the salmon.
Drizzle both the olive oil and honey on top of the salmon.
Place in the oven on a middle or upper rack (the higher the rack, the crispier the edges of the salmon!) and broil for about 15 minutes. Halfway through cooking, use a brush to coat the salmon with the extra olive oil that collects in the baking dish.
Once done, serve the salmon immediately with a dollop of Greek yogurt sauce on top!