Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I had baked salmon at a friend's house recently. (She is an Alaskan native and had some salmon she brought back from vacation. Yummy) She spread mayo and some seasonings on the fish then baked it. I had never heard of that before, but it was really good. I came up with my own twist using that idea. I made this last night and it was wonderful. Hope you enjoy!
- 2 -3 lbs salmon fillets (whatever your preference) or 2 -3 lbs steaks (whatever your preference)
- 1 cup mayonnaise (full fat, All measurements are approximate.)
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill (if dried probably 1 1/2 t)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or 1-2 pkt of true lemon)
- seasoning salt
- Combine all ingredients (except salmon).
- Stir well.
- Add a few dashes of seasoning salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Taste for seasoning preference. All measurements are approximate.
- Place fish into a baking pan sprayed with oil or rubbed with olive oil or butter.
- Season lightly with seasoned salt and pepper then generously spread mayo mixture all over the top of the fish. Make it to the thickness you prefer. I had about 1/4 in or so.
- Bake uncovered in a 450 degree oven until fish is almost done (mine took 15-20 min for fillets which seemed a bit long, but they weren't done.)
- Then broil until lightly golden.
Way too much mayo. Needs more dill. Cook on parchment paper.
I love this recipe! I finally found a delicious and EASY way to prepare salmon! My salmon always came out dried and flovorless whenever I would pan fry it, but baking it with this mayo preparation seals in the flavor, and becomes this yummy sauce thats perfect for this fish. Thank you for posting this recipe, and for making me fall in love with salmon again. Its also good with broiled asparagus because the sauce is perfect for dipping with asparagus, too. Nom nom!
I used mayo, fresh lemon juice, fresh dill, sprinkled on seasoned salt & pepper - cooked it at 375F for longer. It was EXCELLENT & I'll definitely do it again.
Another variation I've used is replacing the dill with green onions or chives and sprinkling brown sugar on top to carmelize it.