This 30-minute, ultra-flavorful keto spicy soy salmon needs be on your weeknight menu! It's so tasty, incredibly simple to make, and hard to screw up (well, not unless you overcook it).
Most soy salmon recipes typically include a sweetener, but we don't think it's necessary, especially when you turn up the heat with some sambal sauce. If you don't have sambal, you could use sriracha or other type of hot sauce. Sriracha is slightly higher in carbs and would add an additional 1.2 net carbs per serving since it contains some sugar.
This low-carb and keto salmon recipe includes soy sauce (Tamari), fresh garlic, fresh ginger, sambal sauce and olive oil. To get the fullest flavor, the salmon is baked in foil and then broiled for a few minutes for a beautifully charred top.
Simply serve the salmon over riced broccoli or cauliflower (we use riced broccoli) and drizzle with the remaining spicy soy sauce. This easy weeknight keto recipe is just 3.3 net carbs per serving. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 ½ pounds salmon or steelhead trout
- 2 tablespoons Tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons Sambal Oelek
- 2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 gloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 cup riced broccoli (store-bought microwavable bag)
- Get started: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a large enough piece of aluminum foil to line the bottom of rimmed baking sheet AND fold over to seal fish in foil.
- Marinate: In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sambal sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic and ginger. Put marinade and salmon in large resealable bag or bowl. Be sure salmon is covered in marinade. Seal bag or cover bowl, and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (or more if time allows).
- Bake: Place salmon on lined baking sheet and pour marinade on top. Fold sides of foil over salmon and seal ends of foil together so sauce does not leak out. Bake until done (140 degrees), about 10 to15 minutes (cook time depends on thickness of fish). When salmon is almost done baking, microwave riced cauliflower or broccoli according to bag instructions. Once salmon is done, open foil and broil the fish for 2 or 3 minutes (rack should be about 6 inches from broiling element) until top is slightly charred. Be sure to keep an eye on fish during broiling so it doesn't burn.
- Finish and serve: When done broiling, remove salmon from oven. Plate salmon over riced cauliflower or broccoli. With a spoon, drizzle the remaining sauce in foil over the top of salmon. Top with sesame seeds.
Sambal is an alternative to Sriracha that has no sugar added. Sambal can be substituted with Sriracha but will add 1.2g net carbs per serving.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 420.2Total Fat 21.5gSaturated Fat 3.7gCholesterol 168.0mgSodium 753.1mgCarbohydrates 5.1gNet Carbohydrates 3.3gFiber 1.8gSugar 1.5gProtein 48.5g