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Roasted Salmon with Creamy Garlic Lemon Sauce

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  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Flaky, tender Alaska salmon with a zesty lemon garlic mayonnaise sauce drizzled on top. A super fast and easy recipe that tastes like it belongs in a fancy restaurant. 


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds wild Alaska sockeye salmon (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp dried dill


  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F. Place salmon on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet, skin side down. Lightly brush the salmon with olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper the salmon. Bake in your oven for 12-15 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon filets. Insert an instant-read thermometer to make sure the middle of the salmon filet has reached 145° F. Remove the pan from the oven.
  2. While salmon is baking, add mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, zest, salt, pepper and dill to a blender. Blend until combined.
  3. Drizzle the sauce over the cooked salmon filets and eat and enjoy!
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 351
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 421 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Protein: 36 g