Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon made with only a few basic ingredients in 30 minutes or less! This easy healthy dinner recipe will please even those who don’t love fish.
Back in September, I took a 3-week trip to Whitefish, MT and on the drive north from Reno, I dropped in on my friend, Natalie Perry (who writes the blog, Perry’s Plate) and her family.
They made the most delicious meal, including Natalie’s Creamy Garlic Dill Roasted Salmon.
I loved the salmon so much, I’ve made it at least four times since. The salmon recipe is so simple, yet so marvelously flavorful!
Natalie simply combines mayonnaise, garlic, fresh dill, and nutritional yeast to make a creamy sauce. She then spreads it over the salmon, bakes it (or grills it in foil), and badda bing, badda boom, THE BEST salmon EVER!
Because I enjoy the recipe so much, I took the concept and ran with it, using other flavors to change it up a bit. I use lemon zest, ground turmeric, fresh ginger, garlic and dried basil.
The end result is a flavorful creamy fillet o’ fish that makes you swoon.
I know what you’re thinking…I thought the same thing.. Mayonnaise? YES!
My relationship with mayonnaise has been torrid to say the least, but ever since I started using quality avocado oil mayonnaise, my mayo life has changed substantially. If you feel weird about mayo, pretty please just trust in me…I see you, I feel you, I promise you, this ish is great!
So let’s whip it up!
How to Make Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spay a casserole dish with cooking oil (or line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper).
Stir together the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, then spread it over the sockeye salmon fillet (note: I usually cook mine as one large fillet, but you can cut it into smaller fillets first if you prefer).
Bake salmon for 30 minutes, or until it is cooked through. Serve with your favorite side dishes, and enjoy!
Can I Make This Recipe Using Other Fish?
YES absolutely! You don’t need to use sockeye salmon specifically. The creamy turmeric sauce would be lovely on all sorts of fish, including halibut, King or Atlantic salmon, tilapia, etc.
I like to use it on king or Atlantic salmon as well, as seen here:
Suggested Side Dishes:
- My Easy Go-To Stir Fry Vegetables Recipe
- Roasted Vegetables with Garlic Ginger Glaze
- Raw Carrot Noodles with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce
- Spicy Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic
- German-Style Potato Salad with Caramelized Onions
Get your sockeye on!
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- Simply preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spay a casserole dish with cooking oil (or line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper).
- Stir together the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, then spread it over the sockeye salmon fillet (note: I usually cook mine as one large fillet, but you can cut it into smaller fillets first if you prefer).
- Bake salmon for 30 minutes, or until it is cooked through. Serve with your favorite side dishes, and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 38gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 33g