Salmon Delight: A Quick and Easy Baked Dish


Are you looking for a fast, delicious, and hassle-free meal option? Look no further than this delectable Baked Salmon with Mayo sauce. With its versatility to match various flavors, this recipe is perfect for those who crave a twist with every bite.

The Perfect Dish for Everyone

In our household, this Baked Salmon with Mayonnaise sauce is an absolute favorite. This simple and time-saving recipe never fails to satisfy our taste buds. Whenever I’m not in the mood for an elaborate cooking session or pressed for time, this go-to salmon delight comes to the rescue.

I remember the first time I made it—I couldn’t resist taking a quick bite after photographing it. Within minutes, a good chunk of the salmon filet vanished! As followers of a low-carb or keto diet, we find this recipe suitable, as all the ingredients (or easy substitutes) are keto-friendly. Hence, we enjoy it frequently.

The Secret to its Simplicity and Deliciousness

The secret behind the ease and remarkable flavor of this salmon bake recipe lies in the quick and flavorful mayo sauce. Simply mix it with some chopped green onions, spread it generously over a salmon filet (you can also try this with chicken), and let the oven do its magic for just 15 minutes!

If you have a few extra minutes, I highly recommend trying my homemade mayo recipe. It’s remarkably quick and easy to make, and the taste is truly incredible.

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Flavors to Experiment With

While we enjoy the homemade sriracha mayo—our personal favorite flavor—there are also excellent store-bought options available. Among the brands we’ve tried, including Sir Kensington’s, Lee Kum Kee, and Kikkoman, we prefer making our own mayo sauce. However, I always keep a bottle of sriracha mayo on hand for those occasions when we need a quick and satisfying dinner.

Ingredients for Baked Salmon with Mayo

To make your own sriracha mayo sauce, gather the following ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Whole salmon filet
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedge (optional garnish)

Taste Bud Adventures

Here are some mayo flavor combinations to explore. Start with half a cup of mayo and customize with the following options:

  1. Freshly chopped dill, basil, parsley, or a combination; lemon juice; minced garlic clove; and capers.
  2. Spread mayo on the salmon, then top it with parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs (for keto, use finely crushed pork rinds).
  3. Lemon juice and chopped green onions.
  4. Dijon mustard and panko breadcrumbs (optional).
  5. For an exciting twist we haven’t tried yet, a friend suggested mixing in a teaspoon of sesame oil, a few teaspoons of prepared wasabi paste (or more), and sprinkling sesame seeds on top. This variation pairs exceptionally well with soy sauce.
  6. Lemon zest from one or two lemons.
  7. If you only have mayo on hand, it still works wonderfully by itself!

How to Make Baked Salmon with Mayo

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. While the oven heats up, combine your chosen ingredients with the mayo.
  3. Take a large sheet pan that comfortably fits the entire salmon filet (you can also use individual filets).
  4. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  5. Evenly spread the mayo mixture all over the fish.
  6. Bake for approximately 15 minutes (the baking time depends on the fish’s thickness).
  7. Once baked, serve immediately. You have the option to add more toppings, such as additional chopped green onions, or serve extra mayo sauce on the side if you double the recipe.
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Starting with Frozen Salmon

Forgot to defrost your salmon? No worries! You can still enjoy this oven-baked salmon dish using frozen salmon. Simply follow the instructions as directed, but extend the baking time by a few minutes. That’s how easy it is!

Share Your Flavorful Creations

Do you have a flavor combination for the mayo sauce that we haven’t tried yet? Please share it with us! We are always excited to experiment with new flavors and enhance our culinary adventures.

For more mouthwatering salmon recipes, check out our recommendations on reheating salmon leftovers. Additionally, explore our Broiled Salmon with Honey & Garlic, perfect for those fast and easy weeknight meals. And for a captivating presentation, impress your guests with our Braided Salmon recipe.

Join us at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill for an unforgettable salmon experience!