Easy, Delicious Salmon Topped With Shallot or Onion

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a welcome alternative to salmon with lemon or butter and herbs. I myself am not a huge fan of mayonnaise, but in this recipe it is perfect. The recipe is fantastic with either Shallots or Onion slices. I like to use a good mayo like Smart Balance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Lightly grease a baking dish with vegetable oil.
  3. Place salmon fillets skin side down into baking dish.
  4. Top with mayonnaise and spread over the fish.
  5. Top with onion or shallot.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes for small fillets (larger fillets will require additional time).
Most Helpful

Salmon is my absolutely favorite fish, and lucky enough to have a piece of wild Alaskan salmon, I tried this. Not bad. I prepared exactly as directed by the recipe. Wish I had stuck to butter, dill, and lemon. If you like a touch of sweetness in your fish, this may work for you. Thanks for offering an alternative, Natalia 3. Janey

NurseJaney February 12, 2007

DH and I were divided with this one.. I rated this higher than he did as I liked the very simple approach and pureness of flavours. Hubby said he wanted something crisper and saltier (yes, I did add the salt.. so where does that come from,??? who knows !) Ok... the shallots I thought I had in my cupboard turned out to actually be small red onions and I don't think that that made any real difference to the over all flavour, I liked it very much. Obviously personal preferance is everything, and I will be making this again for myself. Please see my rating system: a lovely 4 stars for an easy, simple and yummy recipe:) Thanks!

kiwidutch January 14, 2007