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Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze

Salmon has so many health benefits, we should all be eating it on a regular basis. My Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze really enhances the flavor of your salmon so that you will want to serve it often.

sweet and sour salmon glaze 2 shows the salmon dish servedon a red plate

Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze

I have to admit, I do not have salmon near enough. In the past, my experience has been that when I get it in a restaurant, usually on a buffet, it tends to be dry. I do not like it that way. Well, you will not have that problem with this recipe because this is some of the most moist salmon I have ever had. And talk about “easy,” you will not believe how easy it is.

This is the BEST salmon glaze, and here is why:

  • Your salmon will not be dry. It will be moist and delicious with tons of flavor.
  • The sauce literally comes out of a bottle. You just add pineapple and sauteed bell pepper to it.
  • The pineapple adds extra moistness to this delicious meal.

To make Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze you will need:

  • salmon – I used skin on but you could use skinless
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper – to taste
  • sweet and sour sauce
  • pineapple tidbits – I had a large can on hand and only used half
  • green bell pepper – or red, orange or yellow

sweet and sour salmon glaze 3 shows the ingredients used

How to easily make Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze:

  1. Salt well and lightly pepper the salmon.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a heavy skillet.
  3. Add the chopped green bell pepper and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Add the salmon, skin side up, and cook for about five minutes.
  5. Flip the salmon over and cook for a few more minutes on the other side.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and add the sauce and pineapple.
  7. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

sweet and sour salmon glaze 4 shows the salmon frying with skin side up


  • You could use crushed pineapple or pineapple rings. Just be sure to drain the liquid off for another use or your sauce might get too thin.
  • You could even use fresh pineapple.
  • Use any color of bell pepper you like or have on hand.

sweet and sour salmon glaze 5 shows the golden fried salmon fillets

The three most important things about this recipe are:

  1. Do not try to turn or mess with the salmon during the cooking process. You risk it falling apart.
  2. Use the same cooking process regardless of whether your salmon is skinless or not.
  3. Watch the sides of the salmon fillets as they cook. When they turn white, they are done or ready to turn.

How should I serve Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze?

  • Serve this dish as I have done just on a serving plate or platter.
  • This dish would make an attractive presentation served over a bed of rice.
  • You could also serve this dish over a bed of Chinese noodles.

sweet and sour salmon glaze 6 shows a skillet full of the completed dish

If you like this recipe, please like and share it–Thanks!

5 from 1 vote
sweet and sour salmon glaze 1 shows a salmon fillet smothered in sauce
Sweet and Sour Salmon Glaze
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This recipe excels for one of my most quick and easy recipes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean
Keyword: Ashian, easy recipe, Fish
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 280 kcal
Author: Renea
  • 2 salmon fillets (with skin or skinless)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 8 ounces pineapple tidbits (drained)
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
  1. Rinse the salmon fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Liberally salt and lightly pepper the fillets.

  2. Add the olive oil to a heavy metal skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chopped green pepper and saute a minute or two.

  3. Push the sauteed green bell pepper to the sides of the skillet and add the salmon fillets (skin side up). Fry for about 5 minutes on the first side. Watch for the sides turning white. Do not try to move the fillets while cooking.

  4. Flip the fillets over, using a metal spatula to get in under the fillets. Continue cooking for a couple of minutes.

  5. Reduce the heat to medium and add the sweet and sour sauce and pineapple. Cook for 1-2 minutes more until everything is heated. Serve immediately.

If you made this recipe, please let me know what you thought in the comments, and give it a star rating.–xoxo Renea

After you try this salmon recipe, you will understand why I call it a BEST. This dish pairs well with my Easy Broccoli Slaw Salad as well as my Creamy Coleslaw Dressing with Barbecue Sauce. Feasting at Home has a post titled 20 Simple Healthy Fish & Seafood Recipes worth checking out.

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Sunday 24th of November 2019

This recipe produces a very moist salmon.

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