Main Dish

Firecracker Grilled Salmon Recipe {Keto}

This Firecracker Grilled Salmon is beyond delicious. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet with an Asian inspired flare with only 4g carbs per serving, this will be your new favorite Keto Salmon Recipe!

I love salmon and it’s obvious that most of you do to, with the consistent traffic and 5-star reviews of my Keto Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon Recipe.

So, it’s a no brainer to share MORE keto salmon recipes with you that are equally as delicious AND fool proof.

While I know that it can be intimidating to grill salmon, you can rest assured that I’m going to teach you how to grill salmon that’s perfect every time!

The Best Way to Grill Salmon

High quality wild caught salmon isn’t cheap and nothing is worse than over cooking it. I understand completely how you might hesitate to try a new method of cooking, like grilling.

I was right there with you for a very long time.

As in I never would risk grilling salmon, because there simply were too many variables that made grilling risky.

Until I got my Ninja Foodie Grill.

Hands down, my Ninja Foodie Grill is our very favorite small appliance and we can’t imagine life without it. We use it several times a week and it’s completely changed the way we look at grilling.

The Ninja Foodie Grill makes grilling so much less intimidating and makes it so much easier since you can grill right in your kitchen! And it’s so much less messy than stove top cooking, too. Plus there’s virtually zero smoke!

Use code: HAYLEY15 at checkout for 15% off your Ninja Foodie Grill!

I’ve grilled TONS of salmon in our Ninja Foodie Grill and it’s been consistently wonderful grilled on HIGH for 15 minutes for 4-6 ounce salmon filet pieces.

Whether it’s a simply seasoned salmon filet or this Keto Firecracker Salmon, the best way to grill salmon is, hands down, in the Ninja Foodie Grill!

How to Make Keto Firecracker Grilled Salmon Recipe

This Keto Firecracker Grilled Salmon Recipe is an explosion of deliciousness in your mouth. It’s one of those recipes that even people who shy away from salmon, will ask for seconds.

Of course you’re going to need salmon to make this keto salmon recipe. If you don’t have a local fish monger who stocks high quality wild caught seafood, I strongly recommend Vital Choice. Not only for their delicious wild caught salmon but also their huge selection of other high quality seafood as well.

And you’ll be making a delicious keto sauce using a few basic Asian-inspired ingredients:

  • Coconut aminos, Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • Garlic, preferably fresh
  • Ginger, preferably fresh
  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Salt
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 

Skin side up, marinate your salmon filets in the firecracker sauce for a few hours, but ideally overnight. Longer = more flavor!

Then preheat your Ninja Foodie Grill on high. Grill your salmon for 15 minutes, skin side down. Do NOT flip them!! Let that skin get nice and crispy.

While your salmon is grilling, transfer the marinade into a small skillet or sauce pan and reduce it over medium heat until it’s reduced by roughly half.

Drizzle the thickened firecracker sauce over your grilled salmon right before serving.

To make it look ultra fancy, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Serve this Keto Firecracker Grilled Salmon with your favorite low carb vegetable, we like to use zucchini noodles.

This Grilled Salmon Recipe would also be delicious served with Marinated Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad on the side. No matter what, just promise you’ll try this recipe, because I know you will LOVE it!

If you like this Low-Carb Firecracker Grilled Salmon Recipe, try these delicious Keto Asian-Inspired recipes next:

Firecracker Grilled Salmon Recipe

This Firecracker Grilled Salmon Recipe is beyond delicious. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet with an Asian inspired flare with only 4g carbs per serving, this will be your new favorite Keto Salmon Recipe!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins


  • Ninja Foodie Grill


  • 4 6-8 ounce wild caught salmon filets
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
  • scallions, sliced thinly for garnish, if desired

For the Keto Firecracker Sauce

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes optional for extra heat


  • Combine all sauce ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour sauce into a casserole dish or other high sided dish. Place salmon filets, skin side up in the sauce. Season the skin with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Allow salmon to marinate for a few hours or up to overnight.
  • Preheat your Ninja Grill on High
  • Place marnated salmon, skin side down on the grill. Close lid and grill for 15 mintues. Do Not flip!
  • While salmon is grilling, transfer leftover marinade to a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Allow to thicken slightly, 2-3 mintues stirring often.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: gluten free, grain free, keto, low-carb, paleo, pescatarian, sugar-free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 21kcal

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