Easy Ketchup Baked Salmon with Scallion and Cilantro

April 21, 2020
1 Ratings
Photo by Cookinginchinglish
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 3-4
Author Notes

I got this recipe form my mom and it has became one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. It's super easy and fast to prepare and the result is amazing. Mayonnaise ensures that the salmon remains succulent, while the sweetness and tanginess from the ketchup perfectly complements and balances the richness of the salmon. All of this is topped with loads of chopped cilantro and scallion to provide not only freshness, and an extra dimension of flavor, but also textural contrast. It always amazes me that so few elements can be brought together so quickly into something so good. —Cookinginchinglish

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound Salmon fillet
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 pinch Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped scallion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cilantro
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Rub salt on both sides of the salmon and place it skin side down on a lined baking sheet. Sprinkle black pepper on the top side of the salmon.
  3. Apply the mayonnaise on the salmon, followed by a layer of ketchup on top. Remember to apply more on the thicker side of the salmon. Let it sit for 10 minutes before baking (you can skip this step if you are in a hurry).
  4. Bake the salmon for 15 minutes. In the meantime, mix scallion and cilantro together in a bowl.
  5. Once baking is complete, remove the tray from the oven and immediately top with scallion and cilantro.

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2 Reviews

Linda D. August 7, 2021
Wow! Thank you so very much! So very simple and so very delicious! I prepped the salmon while the oven came to temperature. Perfect!
Cookinginchinglish August 7, 2021
Thank you Linda! I'm happy to hear you like it ☺️