thai salmon

Thai Peanut Salmon Dish

This Thai Peanut Salmon Dish with Rice + Slaw is easy to put together in a flash.

I’ll be the first to tell you I utilize speedy ingredients ALL the time. As a Mom, I’m short on time, so I definitely take advantage of microwavable brown rice and bagged cabbage slaw in this dish. Feel free to make your own rice from scratch, but I’m a huge believer in anything that makes life easier!

thai salmon

thai salmon

I absolutely love salmon, and eat it at least once per week. I easily get into a rut and make the same type over and over…so switching it up with this Thai Peanut Salmon was a perfect way to get more variety in!

thai salmon


Thai Peanut Salmon Dish

This Thai Peanut Salmon Dish is a great way to elevate a quick, simple weeknight meal. Use shortcuts by incorporating microwavable rice and pre-bagged slaw mix. Then bake the salmon for just 10-12 minutes. A tasty, balanced meal in a flash!

  • Author: Caroline Green
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 salmon filets
  • 1 bag of cabbage mix slaw
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 package microwavable rice (or 1/2 cup dry rice to cook, either sticky or brown)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • green onions, for topping
  • crushed peanut or cashews, for topping

For the Thai Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 TBSP sweet Thai chili sauce (or choose spicy if desired)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • sriracha sauce, optional for some heat


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set baking sheet aside.
  2. Prep sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. Add 1 tsp hot water as needed for consistency. It should be thick but spreadable.
  3. Prep salmon by patting dry and adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes in oven. After 10 minutes, baste sauce over salmon and cook for another 2 minutes. Broil at the end if desired.
  4. While salmon is cooking, add bagged slaw to a large bowl. Add rice vinegar, salt, and pepper and mix well. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and set aside.
  5. Last, prepare rice in the microwave. Add rice and slaw to each dish, then top with cooled salmon.
  6. Slice green onions and crush nuts, and add to top of dish. Cilantro too if desired. Enjoy!


Keywords: thai salmon, spicy thai salmon, sweet thai chili salmon dish

Sometimes you need to switch up the weekly dinner routine…so I’ve got you covered!

thai salmon

Want another Thai Peanut inspired dish?

Try this Crunchy Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad for a delicious lunch idea!

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