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Stuffed Salmon w/ Sriracha Cream Sauce

February 27, 2011

I love sushi, but making them yourself can be time-consuming & costly. There is this Baked Salmon sushi that I order all the time. It’s basically a California Roll stuffed with cream cheeese, with salmon on top & baked with this creamy spicy sauce & teriyaki glaze. It is so delicious!!! …but as every good restaurant here I’d have to drive across town to get it. I decided to recreate those sauces & I think I came pretty close! Sriracha is an extremely hot sauce from Thailand, but if you add mayo & (brace yourself) condensed milk to it, it becomes this rich dipping sauce. This sauce was so delicious that I was thinking of the many things I could dip into it: french fries, onion rings, fish, steak… yum! To make this dish easier I decided to leave out the sushi part, but instead, stuff a filet of teriyaki salmon with cream cheese & bake it & drizzle the sauces over it. I think I’m going to be frequenting that sushi restaurant a lot less! Mmmmm… is all I can say…


1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 cup water (or pineapple juice)

5 tablespoon packed brown sugar (use only 4 tbsp if using pineapple juice)

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp garlic powder

2 tablespoons honey



1. in a small bowl, combine cornstarch & 1/4 cup cold water. stir until cornstarch is dissolved; set aside

2. in a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar & honey; bring to a simmer

3. when liquid is simmering & brown sugar has melted, add the cornstarch/water mixture & simmer until thick enough to coat a back of a spoon (do not overthicken!)



1/4 cup Sriracha sauce

1 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons condensed milk



1. in a medium bowl, combine Sriracha & mayo & whisk well

2. add condensed milk & whisk until fully incorporated; add more condensed milk for a milder taste & more Sriracha for a spicier taste



2 salmon filets

teriyaki marinade (recipe below)

sriracha cream sauce (recipe below)

2-3 tbsp cream cheese (room temperature)

green onions (thinly sliced)

sesame seeds

olive oil



1. in a baking/marinading dish, place salmon filets & add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup teriyaki marinade. let marinade reach about 1/2 of the sides of filets. marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to overnight

2. preheat oven to 400 degrees. meanwhile, line a baking dish with aluminum foil & lightly brush with olive oil; set aside

3. on a cutting board, slit the sides of each salmon filets making a long pocket/envelope; do not pierce through the other side!

4. insert about a tablespoon of cream cheese into each pocket; do not overstuff or the cream cheese will seep out during baking

5. in the prepared baking dish, place stuffed salmons & sprinkle a nice amount of sesame seeds. cover the baking dish & salmon filets with another sheet of foil & bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked all the way through

6. after baking is done, place in a serving dish & drizzle with sriracha cream sauce & garnish with thinly sliced green onions




60 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2011 10:12 am

    Although I’m not a cook …great lookin’ post.
    Nice work,

  2. February 27, 2011 11:23 am

    Thank goodness for you! I do love this recipe and I will have to make this during the week. I’m behind on making your recipes because I didn’t make the last one yet…but I might just try this first as I have everything but the salmon!

    You are so good. I’m incredibly impressed and extremely hungry.

    • February 27, 2011 1:48 pm

      since you’re from hawaii you should do the pineapple juice version of the marinade. haha!

  3. February 27, 2011 1:00 pm

    The salmon looks fantastic and I might just try that sauce on some striper (striped bass).

  4. Yannick Garaud permalink
    February 27, 2011 5:51 pm

    This sounds like a great recipe! We love salmon and spicy even more, so this combination sounds perfect! I can totally see where the sriracha sauce, the mayo and the condensed milk would work great together, bringing a perfect addition to the salmon. Thank you for sharing this one.

  5. February 27, 2011 6:08 pm

    Aw you’re teasing me. That looks so good! I’ve really got to try this some time. I just think it looks so pretty and delicious!

  6. February 27, 2011 11:13 pm

    I only know a few salmon dishes so I will definitely keep this one as it looks so awesome, that sriracha cream sauce and teriyaki flavours looks like a good match.

  7. March 3, 2011 2:26 pm

    Wow! This looks fabulous! Plus I love Sriracha — it’s one of my favorite ingredients. Very impressive recipe, my friend!

    • March 4, 2011 12:12 pm

      thank you :O) the sriracha & teriyaka are definitely a nice mix!

  8. SherryE permalink
    March 3, 2011 2:30 pm

    I am making this right now!

    • March 3, 2011 3:03 pm

      yay! enjoy!

      • SherryE permalink
        March 3, 2011 5:16 pm

        OK…so the combination of the Teriyaki and Sriracha is absolutely incredible when combined in every bite…I served it with Jasmine rice so the green onion is also the perfect garnish…The cream cheese didn’t add anything to this recipe for me… but hey it’s cheese and I will never turn down cheese in a recipe =)
        Now in your photos the salmon look browned…was it under the broiler for a bit…because when I removed the tinfoil…it just looks poached…I think I will broil it a bit before serving it… all in all…I will make this again…and I love to try new recipes…at least 1 a week…I am adding this to my “keepers” list… and I am very glad I Stumbled onto your post!

  9. March 3, 2011 5:35 pm

    sherry – I’m glad you liked it. I did put it under the broiler for a few minutes (I think it was 4) because I was testing to see if the taste of the sauces would be more smokey & rich (like the sushi it’s inspired from). it tasted the same to me so I left it out of the directions. didn’t mean to do it for photographical purpose lol… the salmon would be ok without the cream cheese, but again I was trying to recreate the sushi so I went ahead & put it in. but like you said I’m not one to turn down cheese either! haha

  10. March 4, 2011 10:49 am

    Yum! I think this might be the recipe to turn my husband into a salmon eater!

  11. March 20, 2011 7:33 am

    Hi! I’m planning to cook this sometime during the week. I do have one question – is the condensed milk the recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk? Or just regular evaporated milk?


    • March 20, 2011 7:55 am

      hi gwen… it’s sweetened condensed milk :0) good luck & happy cooking!

      • March 20, 2011 7:59 am

        Thanks so much for the quick reply, I can’t wait to try this out 😀

  12. March 21, 2011 12:12 pm

    Okay, so the boyfriend and I just made this and it’s the most freaking delicious thing ever! We’re hooked 🙂 Thank you!

    • March 21, 2011 12:18 pm

      isn’t the sauce great? I’ve put it over teriyaki steak as well. I think I wanna try doing a teriyaki sriracha burger next!

  13. celine permalink
    April 22, 2011 7:41 am

    this looks so amazing! did you put any teriyaki marinade when you were baking it? or did you make extra and add it as a garnish when it was done?

  14. June 14, 2011 6:08 pm

    This looks amazing! I have some relatives that always have extra fresh salmon during the season and I know the first dish I’ll be making once they start sharing 🙂

  15. July 7, 2011 1:18 pm

    Oh my amazing…that sauce is perfect. Thank you for sharing this! I found it on Pinterest and it’s now one of my most favorite go to recipes when I have a sushi craving!

  16. Elle permalink
    August 2, 2011 3:41 pm

    I also found this on Pinterest and I think I’m in love…

  17. Rebecca permalink
    October 8, 2011 6:31 am

    Making this tonight! Can’t wait!

  18. October 18, 2011 8:45 am

    I made this yesterday and it was absolutely amazing. I love how simple yet packed with flavor it is. Definitely going to make this on a regular basis! Thank you so much ❤

  19. October 18, 2011 4:14 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks amazing!!
    I’ve GOT to make it! 🙂

  20. October 26, 2011 3:30 pm

    This sounds amazing! Did you just serve jasmine rice on the side?

  21. Jill permalink
    January 22, 2012 5:00 pm

    I just made this recipe…except I had to go the healthier route and stuffed it with sauteed garlic spinach instead of the cream cheese. Still very good! I also made a side of jasmine rice made with coconut milk and it complemented the dish very well. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Taylor permalink
    January 28, 2012 5:19 pm

    Just made it! The hubby isn’t a huge fan of salmon but he said he “LOVED” this recipe. Between the two of us we ate about four servings! Just delicious and fairly easy considering the beautiful presentation and amazing flavor.

  23. Karyl permalink
    February 25, 2012 7:37 pm

    Just made this. Fantastic and was met with great reviews. I added 1 TB of candied ginger to the marinade sauce which gave it a great kick. Otherwise, wouldn’t change a thing.Thanks for posting it!

  24. Rebecca permalink
    February 26, 2012 7:32 am

    This was so delicious!! It was so easy to make and to go with it I made an asian quinoa salad. We will definitely be making this in the future!

  25. natalie permalink
    March 12, 2012 1:51 pm

    do you think you could save the left over srirachi sauce for the next time you cook the dish?

    • March 13, 2012 1:44 pm

      definitely! sometimes i make the sauce & keep it in a jar in the fridge. great for dipping!

  26. Kate permalink
    March 17, 2012 3:32 pm

    I just made this (found you through Pinterest) and it’s fantastic. Question, though- how did you get the tops of your salmon so brown? Mine came out looking pink-y beige. Looking forward to trying any other recipes on here!

  27. Erin permalink
    March 20, 2012 3:59 am

    Where would I find the sriracha sauce? My town doesn’t have a specialty grocer, I’ve got a Safeway and a Walmart. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

  28. March 26, 2012 3:21 pm

    I don’t cook nor do i enjoy cooking.. But this.. oh my goodness! this made me want to cook. and i did.. and it was AMAZING!!! i can’t thank you enough for sharing. My husband had seconds and my son who has been extremely picky lately ate this as well (i didn’t add the sriracha sauce to his). My sides were jasmin rice and lemon asparagus. Thank you, thank you!

  29. Kelsey permalink
    March 28, 2012 5:11 pm

    My srirachi sauce is too thick to drizzle? Did I do something wrong?

  30. bloggingwithaj permalink
    April 25, 2012 11:58 am

    I literally died when I made this recipe. Then the ancient gods of sriracha brought me back to life, then punched me in the face to remind me of how good this tastes.

    Seriously, thank goodness for Pinterest. I want to eat this every night. I saved the sauce and added it to pretty much everything I ate for the week.

    Thank you!

  31. bloggingwithaj permalink
    April 25, 2012 12:03 pm

    I literally died when I made this recipe. Then the Gods of Sriracha brought me back to life, and punched me in the face to remind me of how good they were.

    Seriously though, thanks for this recipe (and thank goodness for Pinterest!) I want to eat it pretty much every single night now. I used the sauce on about 8 things throughout the next week. Perfection!

  32. amberdegrace permalink
    May 1, 2012 4:24 am

    I made this last night. Delicious! I found the sauce too thick to drizzle on so spooned it into a ziploc bag, snipped the corner and piped it out. Perfect. I used black sesame seeds which looked so pretty! Thanks for the great recipe.

  33. Dinie permalink
    May 9, 2012 2:52 pm

    It was amazing!!! All my children/teens loved it. It will save me a trip to the sushi restaurant!
    I did not have condensed milk so I used yogurt instead. It was good. Thanks for a great supper 😉

  34. Suzan permalink
    September 3, 2012 4:39 pm

    I made this 8 times since I spotted this recipe! It is so good! I left the cream cheese out. This tastes just like a seared salmon roll from the sushi restauraunt! I made sushi rice and torched the salmon and put sauces on it! So this recipe has allowed me to use it 2 ways! So yummy! Thank you for posting!


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