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

3 5

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.

4 5

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.

5 5

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.