Salmon With Cilantro and Roasted Serrano Aioli

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

While looking for different recipes for salmon, I came across this and thought what a wonderful summery way to make salmon.Recipe source: The Turtle Bay Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the sauce, using a food processor or blender place mayonnaise, salt, lime juice, garlic, roasted chiles, vinegar and cilantro and process for 1-2 minutes. With the processor still turned on, pour oil through feed tube in a thin stream until all the oil has been incorporated. Transfer sauce to container and refrigerate until ready to use (makes 2 cups sauce-refrigerate leftover sauce).
  2. To prepare the salmon: seaon both sides with pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat peanut oil over medium heat.
  4. Add fish to skillet and cook, turning once about 7-10 minutes or until done and cooked through.
  5. To serve: Top salmon with a spoonful of sauce and cilantro sprigs (if desired). Pass remaining sauce.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was great! I changed the amount of olive oil to only 1/2 cup mainly because I didn't have enough, but it was still great. I also used 3 roasted Anaheim peppers to make it cooler, since I can't take the heat. Hubby thought it was great and ate it all. I used what was leftover for salad dressing since it made about 1 1/2 cups of sauce. I like an easy recipe and this one fits that bill.

5 5

If you prepare the sauce ahead of time you can have dinner ready in 10 minutes. The sauce is nicely seasoned. I used jalapenos instead of the serrano. I roasted the peppers under the broiler until the skin blistered, placed in a ziplock bag and allowed it to sweat. The skin peeled right off. My only problem is that the recipe makes tons of sauce and you only need a spoonful.