Serves a Crowd


May 11, 2010
2 Ratings
Author Notes

We eat salmon often. I've made it every which way from grilled to roasted to poached and am rarely disappointed. This recipe for salmon with horseradish sauce is elegant enough to serve to company, but it's just so easy that it can be made any day of the week. - Waverly —Waverly

Test Kitchen Notes

I chose to try this recipe because it has all of my favorite flavors: garlic, basil, horseradish and soy sauce. I was excited to find wild Sockeye salmon at our neighborhood grocery store (they don't always have it), which I marinated for almost two hours. As instructed, I made the sauce two hours ahead also to let the flavors meld. I wasn't surprised that the baked fish alone without the sauce had a wonderful flavor with the garlic, soy sauce and horseradish marinade. Of course, the creamy sauce was a delicious addition, like icing on the cake. Delicious and easy! I'm sure I'll make this often. - nannydeb —The Editors

  • Serves 6-8
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 king salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
In This Recipe
  1. MAKE THE SAUCE 1-2 HOURS BEFOREHAND: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh basil, 2 Tbsp horseradish, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, and fresh lemon juice. Refrigerate.
  2. MARINATE FISH: Place fish in a lightly oiled baking dish. Combine olive oil, 2 Tbsp horseradish, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, ad garlic in a small bowl and brush onto the fillets. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours.
  3. BAKE: Preheat oven to 425. Bake fish for 15 minutes. Serve with Horseradish Sauce.

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Waverly used to be a lawyer and is now a mother 24/7. She has made a commitment to cooking for her family and absolutely loves it even when her family does not. She is teaching them, one meal at a time, to enjoy wholesome homemade food. She abhors processed food but recognizes its insidious nature and accepts the fact that her children will occasionally get some Skittles, Doritos, or the like. Her philosophy and hope is that if she teaches them well at home, they will prefer wholesome healthy foods when they go out into the world without her.