Serves a Crowd


October  4, 2022
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Waverly
  • AntoniaJames
  • smconnor
  • Carolyn Koons
    Carolyn Koons
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.

5 Reviews

Carolyn K. September 22, 2020
Made this last night - very tasty! The sauce is excellent!
Andreakat June 3, 2012
My husband just got home with 2 salmon he caught today and I'm looking for something besides the old standby teriyaki-which is great, but I want to try something new. This sounds great (although he seems to want me to make a dill hollandaise) Can't wait to see how it is. Maybe I'll make both sauces and see which wins out the taste test!
Waverly June 25, 2010
I am delighted that you all enjoyed it - especially that your 9 year old enjoyed it! Fish can be tough for children, but I find that salmon is well-tolerated, especially when it's grilled. My family loves this flavor combination as well. I think the horseradish, basil and soy are fabulous together!
AntoniaJames June 23, 2010
This looks so tasty. I'm a huge fan of horseradish, basil and soy, each on their own, but have never thought to combine them. Yummmm!!! Looking forward to trying it soon. ;o)
smconnor May 15, 2010
My whole family loved this salmon! Even my 9 year old who eats salmon just to please us slathered on the sauce and ate it all up. We grilled the fish because it was such a nice night - this will be made again and again.