Thai Peanut Salmon Dish

thai salmon

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!


  • 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