Roasted Salmon With Wasabi Cream

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A simple Japanese recipe from the New York Times Magazine.


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sprinkle a large roasting pan with olive oil. Lay the salmon in the pan with the skin-side down. Rub a thin slick of oil over the salmon and season with salt. Roast until just cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, dissolve wasabi powder in 8 teaspoons of water. Whisk into sour cream and season to taste with salt. Add more wasabi if desired. Serve with salmon.
Most Helpful

The sauce overwhelms the flavor of the salmon. If I were to make this again, I would cut the wasabi in half. It also made way more sauce than we needed.

Paris D August 06, 2010

The cooking directions are spot on--25 minutes produced a wonderfully juicy, evenly-cooked fish. The cream sauce was not quite right for our taste buds... we felt like it was missing something, but YMMV. Great cooking method for the fish, though.

Renegade Chef January 19, 2009

I used the wasabi sauce from this recipe to go with some tuna I made and it was amazing. Next time I will be making the whole recipe! Also, I used fat free sour cream to make it more diet friendly.

Canadian_in_the_Bay April 06, 2007