Bang Bang Salmon

The idea around this recipe originated from the popular appetizer- Bang Bang Shrimp. All you have to do is swap the shrimp for salmon, toss in your favorite salmon rub or blackening seasoning and then you have yourself a protein packed meal that’s insanely flavorful in less than 30 minutes! What more could you ask for?

February 23, 2024

Bang Bang Salmon

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    10 min
  • Cook Time
    <10 min
  • Total Time
    20 min
  • Servings
  • Difficulty


  • I ½ lbs. salmon- skin + bones removed, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 tbsp blackening or salmon rub
  • 2 jalapenos cut in half and sliced- can remove the seeds and ribs if you want a mild flavor
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 bunch of chives


  1. Prepare your salmon by removing the skin and bones if your fish monger hasn’t done so already. Cut your salmon into 1- 1 ½” cubes and place in a bowl. Toss the salmon with the rub and the sliced jalapenos. Allow to marinate as you make your bang bang sauce.
  2. While your salmon is marinating, combine the mayo, sriracha, and sweet chili sauce. Set aside until your salmon is done.
  3. In a large cast iron or heavy bottom skillet, heat your pan and olive oil to medium-high heat. Once heated, toss your salmon into the hot pan, and allow the salmon to brown and get a nice crust on the first side for 3-4 minutes. Flip the salmon over and allow it to finish cooking through for another 2 minutes or so.
  4. Transfer the salmon to a bowl and gently toss with about half of your bang bang sauce. Be gentle as the salmon will break up if you’re too rough.
  5. Serve over top sticky rice. Garnish with chopped chives and a drizzle more of bang bang sauce.


  • Simply steamed green beans are also a good addition to the dish.
  • Also, if you’re short on time, they make good microwavable sticky rice these days. Usually, one pack is enough for 2 people.


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