Make Ahead

Divine Salmon a la Buffalo Wing Sauce

November 17, 2015
4 Stars
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Author Notes

Everyone that tastes this salmon tells me how it is the most delicous salmon they have ever eaten, and requests recipe. This recipe is adapted from a recipe that appeared in (the now extinct) Gourmet Magazine. It is always the star dish on the table regardless of the occasion. Make sure you use a Buffalo wing sauce that is not hot. I more than strongly recommend the Frank's Redhot brand. See picture. —Regine

  • Serves 6 to 8
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted real butter
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Redhot Buffalo Wings Sauce (don't worry, it is not hot at all; but make sure you get the regular Wing's sauce not the one that says "hot")
  • 2 pounds salmon fillet (skinless and boneless)
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon each of chopped fresh chives and dill
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Melt butter with Buffalo sauce, garlic, and salt in microwave or over medium heat. Put salmon in a greased/sprayed pan and spread half of the Buffalo sauce over the fish. Mix the panko with the vegetable oil, and sprinkle it over the salmon. You do not have to, but at this point you can choose to let it marinate a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
  3. Place salmon in middle rack, and bake for about 25 minutes or until it is cooked. Some may like to cook it for less but 25 minutes for me is perfect. Prior to serving, take the other half of the sauce and spread some over the fish and some around the fish. Then sprinkle the chives and dill.

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  • Regine
  • MariahK
  • Andrea S
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  • jcasare

7 Reviews

Author Comment
Regine June 1, 2019
Hello Andrea. I love the idea of using blue cheese or ranch dressing for the panko. Happy your teens liked it. Thanks.
Andrea S. May 31, 2019
Instead of oil, I moisten the panko with blue cheese dressing (or ranch). A hit with my teens!
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Regine October 15, 2018
Hi MariahK, I am very happy you tried recipe and you and even your four year old liked it. I love it too; and it can be prepared overnight and baked the next day. Thanks so much for your feedback.
MariahK October 15, 2018
This was really good! I don't like salmon that much but iI is buying it for some reason. This recipe had me going back for seconds! Even my picky 4 year old had some.
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Regine December 12, 2015
By the way, i only saw medium Wing-Time Buffalo Wing sauce. That is what i bought.
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Regine December 12, 2015
Jcasafe, I will try your version. I happened to be at the supermarket when i saw your comment and just bought myself some Winf-Time Buffalo Wing sauce. Trying out different recipes is my middle name. LOL. Thanks!
jcasare December 12, 2015
I also saw this recipe and make a simple version for week night meals all the time. Just pour sauce over a one poundish piece of salmon ( I like other brands of wing sauce that don't need to be melted with butter-Wing time is my fave) and cook for 12 minutes. Forget the breadcrumbs and you've got low carb, two ingredient deliciousness!