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Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon

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:

Get your sockeye on!

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Creamy Turmeric Ginger Sockeye Salmon

Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Baked sockeye salmon with creamy turmeric ginger sauce

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Bake salmon for 30 minutes, or until it is cooked through. Serve with your favorite side dishes, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 38gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 33g

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Hillary

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

I made this last night for dinner! It had been on my list for a while as an easy meal, and a great use for all that salmon I bought and froze months ago... (pandemic). Like all your recipes I've tried, this one didn't disappoint! I used steelhead trout actually and it was amazing! We had everything on hand, too!

Love the simplicity of the recipe that yielded really bold flavors. My fiance and I loved this one and will be keeping it on the list going forward!

Julia

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Wahoo!! I'm so happy you and your fiance enjoy the recipe, Hillary! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xoxo

Lexi

Saturday 30th of May 2020

This recipe was delicious! I added buttered panko on top and used fresh ginger and basil. It was the first time I've ever seen my dad eat fish without tater sauce--I mean ever! Thank you for this scrumptious recipe.

Julia

Sunday 31st of May 2020

I'm so happy you like it, Lexi!! It's been one of my favorite methods for cooking salmon over the last few months. xoxo

elena

Monday 20th of April 2020

this is EXACTLY what I need for tonight! we have salmon and a ton of fresh ginger, so the timing of this recipe is perfect! Curious if there is a recipe for the rice, mushroom, asparagus mix I see in some of the photos? Also have a lot of mushrooms I need to creatively use! thank you!

Julia

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Hi Elena! So happy you're eager to try it! I don't have a recipe for the veggie mix I used in the photos, but I often just saute vegetables and mix in rice. The closest thing I have to it on the site is my Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice. You can change up the veggies (to include mushrooms) and omit the teriyaki sauce if you'd like! xoxo

Shirley

Monday 20th of April 2020

What a great combination of flavors. I have been trying to find more uses for turmeric after learning how good it is for you. Can't wait to try this recipe.

Julia

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Let me know how you like it! xoxo

chefkreso

Monday 20th of April 2020

Looks and sounds delicious, can't wait to try it out!

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