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Firecracker Salmon

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  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 14 min
  • Total Time: 24 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Firecracker salmon is baked in the oven with the most flavorful sweet and spicy sauce you'll ever eat! This sauce can also be used on top of chicken. 


  • 1 ¼ pound salmon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt + ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or chopped scallions (optional)
  • ¼ cup hot sauce such as Franks
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the ingredients for the firecracker sauce over medium low  heat. Let the sauce come to a simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Check the sauce every 2 or 3 minutes so that it doesn't burn and stir it.
  3. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool for 3-5 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools so don't worry if it looks a little thin.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, place the salmon filet in a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal.
  5. Place the salmon with foil on a baking tray. Season the salmon filet with salt and pepper.
  6. Using a brush or spoon, brush the salmon with the firecracker sauce. Cover with foil so that all sides are properly closed so the saucee does not leak.
  7. Bake the salmon for 12-14 minutes or until the salmon is firm to the touch in the thickest portion of the fish. Open the foil and allow the fish to broil under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye on it so the fish does not burn. Remove from oven, top with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
  8. Slice the salmon into 4 equal servings. Serving size: 1 fillet. 


WW Points: 5 1/4 of the salmon 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 27
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 31
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 27