Microwave Salmon with Sriracha Mayo



POSTED March 13, 2020 (LAST UPDATED July 20, 2021)



Total Time




Tender, flaky salmon in five minutes, start to finish. The microwave is an excellent method of cooking salmon as it helps it retain its moisture, without drying out. If you’re not a fan of mayo, try spreading p...



  • Salmon filet icon
    Salmon filet

    1 (about 135 g)

  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper

    as needed

  • Mayonnaise icon

    2 tablespoons (about 36 g)

  • Sriracha sauce icon
    Sriracha sauce

    1 ½ tablespoons (about 22 ml)

  • Lemon icon

    3 slices

  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley

    1 tablespoon (about 4 g)


  • 1. Rinse salmon filet with cold water and pat dry
  • 2. Add salmon filet to a clean plate skin side down
  • 3. Season with salt & pepper then set aside
  • 4. Combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce with a clean small bowl
  • 5. Generously spread the mayonnaise mixture on top of the fillet
  • 6. Add lemon and fresh parsley to the plate
  • 7. Cover the dish tightly with microwave safe plastic wrap
  • 8. Heat in microwave - 3 min 30 sec, high heat
  • 9. Check the center of the filet for doneness with a fork
  • 10. If there is any uncooked fish, microwave for another 30-45 seconds
  • 11. Garnish with additional parsley and lemon wedges
  • 12. Serve immediately

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