Baked Salmon Topped With Roasted Garlic and Savory Mayo

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Salmon filet topped with savory creamy mayonnaise and flavorful roasted garlic.


  1. Place salmon filet on a sheet of aluminium foil, or baking tray, flesh-side up.
  2. Season salmon filet with salt and pepper (to taste) and set aside.
  3. Chop garlic finely and mix into the cup of mayonnaise, stirring if necessary.
  4. Using a butter knife or a spoon, spread the garlic-mayo mixture evenly on top of the filet, the spread should be about a 1/2cm thick throughout.
  5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and place the filet on the top rack, for 8-10 minutes, taking care not to overcook.
  6. Turn the oven setting to "Broil" and keep a close eye on the garlic mayo spread; turn off the oven once the garlic and mayo start to brown evenly.
  7. Season further with salt to taste.
  8. Serve with potatoes, or steamed rice.
Most Helpful

Very easy recipe and the salmon comes out very moist and full of flavor. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I am picky about salmon but this is a no-brainer that ever first-time salmon cooks can't go wrong with.

jlnjz January 04, 2008

This was really good. It got rave reviews from those who ate it. Like another reviewer from The Pacific Northwest, we like our salmon. I usually go with what I know works and had planned to grill but it was to cold, so I gave this recipe a try. I don't cook using measurements unless there's baking involved. With that in mind, I only used two large cloves of garlic. I also added dried chives and a pinch of thyme. I served this with roasted veggies and wild rice w/ mushrooms. Will make this again when I'm in the mood for a decadent topping.

tkelleytj_11130026 March 31, 2012

I made this but used Greek yogurt instead of mayo and added dried dill. It came out delicious! Ate it with some garlic risotto and sauteed zucchini and mushrooms. The mayo sounded a bit too rich for me, the yogurt was perfect. Very fast and easy!

amandaisswell January 20, 2011