Sweet & spicy harissa silan salmon is the perfect 30 minute meal. It’s easy to make, so flavorful, and the perfect way to spice up your weeknight dinners.
Harissa Silan (Date Syrup) Salmon
I’ve been on a major harissa kick for the last couple of weeks and have been using it for roasted veggies, pasta sauces, and marinades for all types of proteins.
I threw together the most delicious sweet, spicy and tangy salmon marinade using harissa, date syrup (also known as silan), and a few simple spices.
Harissa is a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste that can be used for various recipes. You can buy a mild or spicy variety depending on where you shop, and use it in marinades for your fish, tofu or even vegetables.
While I normally sweeten my sauces with a little honey or maple syrup, I decided to sweeten this recipe with some date syrup I had in my pantry, also known as silan.
The sweet and spicy combination works so well with a salmon fillet. The oranges on top add a delicious zest, and also make this dish such a crowd pleaser.
What you’ll need to make harissa date syrup salmon
- Salmon fillet, anywhere from 1.5-2 lbs of salmon
- Spices such as paprika, salt and pepper
- Harissa– choose milld or spicy, depending on your preference
- Date syrup, or substitute honey or maple syrup
- Orange slices
- Olive oil
- Fresh parsley, for garnish
You can marinate the salmon up to 4 hours in advance, then garnish it with the oranges and bake it before you’re ready to serve.
This recipe is truly so simple to make, and a delicious way to elevate your weeknight dinners. I can’t wait for you all to try it!