Baked Salmon With Caper Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is English cookery at its best! Recipe given by James Beard.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub the salmon steaks with lemon juice and brush them with melted butter.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Arrange in a baking dish and bake in preheated hot oven (425°F) for about 20 minutes, basting with a combination of melted butter and lemon juice every 5 minutes.
  4. Do not turn.
  5. Arrange the cooked salmon steaks on a hot platter.
  6. Mix the pan juices with the chopped parsley and capers, and pour over the steaks.
  7. If additional liquid is needed, add a little dry vermouth or white wine.
  8. Good with new potatoes, dressed with butter and parsley, and a cucumber salad.
  9. Makes 4 servings.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely beautiful recipe for salmon steaks. I made half a batch -- cutting back on the butter and using the juice of a lemon and basil in place of parsley, because that was what I had on hand. Capers, which I love so much, are a perfect addition. Served with roasted tomatoes, and steamed kipfler potatoes and broccoli. Thanks so much for posting.

5 5

Delicious! I used salmon fillet but followed as directed, using a bit less butter. thanks for sharing !

I am not going to rate this as I did make some significant changes! I cut the recipe in half as it was just DH and myself. I only used 3 T butter...left out the parsley (because DH hates it) and used 2 T capers. As I had 2 small salmon fillets, these turned out a little over cooked...probably around the 12 to 15 minute mark would have been better. Just using 3 T butter...I found this very rich, so I couldn't imagine using more butter. This is a recipe I wouldn't mind playing around with...maybe adding some wine and a bit of garlic!!