An easy Salmon recipe with a silky smooth Lemon Butter Cream Sauce is a quick and easy dinner recipe! You will be drinking the sauce straight out of the pan.
The kind of recipe perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook. Baked Salmon with an incredible Lemon Butter Cream Sauce comes together so easily you won’t believe it when it’s done!
EASY SALMON RECIPE
A truly effortless 15 minute recipe, salmon is baked first with garlic, lemon and optional white wine, then drizzled with a crazy good sauce straight into the pan. The natural pan juices released from the fish while baking mix through the cream sauce to create one hell of a salmon dish!
Minimal ingredients you may already have in your kitchen cooks the most tender salmon fillets… Perfection!
When salmon is cooked in the oven, it doesn’t get that sexy brightly seared orange colour with crisp edges, but what you DO get is tender salmon just about falling apart with each forkful. The only thing salmon needs is a good amount of flavour rubbed all over it before baking, PLUS a magic sauce to drizzle all over it.
Enter this EASY salmon recipe. You’ll love and appreciate the decent amount of cream sauce to mop up with garlic bread or to pour over rice or creamy mashed potato!
WHAT YOU NEED
- Salmon fillets – middle pieces roughly the same size and thickness are the best for even cooking.
- White wine – can be omitted or subbed for dijon mustard. Wine adds that restaurant flavour.
- Garlic – just because.
- Cream – use heavy cream (or thickened cream) if you can. You can also use half and half (an American product using half milk and half cream).
- Butter – more flavour!
- Lemon – is salmons best friend.
WHAT TEMP SHOULD SALMON BE COOKED?
Bake your salmon, uncovered, at 425°F (220°C) on the middle shelf of your oven.
HOW LONG TO BAKE SALMON
Roast for 4 – 6 minutes per 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness of fillet. Baking time depends on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
- MEDIUM: 4 minutes PER 1/2-inch.
- WELL DONE: 6 minutes per 1/2-inch.
The salmon fillets pictured needed 11 minutes. Be careful not to over bake as salmon can become dry and unpleasant to eat when over-cooked.
HOW TO KNOW WHEN SALMON IS READY
Check the thickest part of your salmon fillets with a fork. Once the flesh easily flakes and softly falls apart, it’s ready!
You can also use an instant read thermometer to check for doneness. The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F (61°C). For an accurate reading, insert thermometer into the thickest part of the salmon.
Refrigerate for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Gently reheat in the microwave.
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Honey Garlic Butter Salmon In Foil
Lemon Baked Salmon with Asparagus
Easy Salmon Recipe Lemon Butter Sauce
- 4 (6 oz | 170 g) skinless salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine, (optional -- can sub with 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard))
- Salt, to season
- Cracked black pepper, to season
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine, (can sub with 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard)
- 1/2 cup cream (heavy, whipping or thickened)
- 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice,
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, divided
- Heat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
- Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and wine together in a small bowl. Rub salmon with the mixture and arrange in baking dish. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is opaque throughout.
- While salmon is baking, melt butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
- Pour in the wine and let cook for 2-3 minutes until just starting to reduce. Add in cream and cook until sauce thickens slightly.
- Take off the heat and stir through lemon juice and parsley.
- Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon in the dish to mix through the natural pan juices released from the salmon while baking.
- Serve and enjoy!
HOW LONG TO BAKE SALMONBake for 4 - 6 minutes per 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness of fillet. Baking time depends on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
- MEDIUM: 4 minutes PER 1/2-inch.
- WELL DONE: 6 minutes per 1/2-inch.
Super yummy and so easy to make. I used light cream and cooked my salon for 12 minutes as hubby and I like it well done. This will be a regular for us 🙂
Made this dish for my partner and he was in love!!! Was a smash hit! Tried it the Dijon mustard way, but will use white wine next time. Can’t wait to cook for my guests. Thanks Karina!
This was ‘to-die-for’ delicious !! I paired it with confetti rice (rice cooked with minced veggies). https://imgur.com/a/Rac226j
I used a 5oz slice of salmon, with half the sauce since I’m cooking for 1.
Didn’t have parsley, swapped in some Italian seasoning.
I grated half a clove of garlic for the baking, minced the rest for the sauce, and thickened the half&half with about 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch.
The salmon wasn’t quite up to temp after 11 minutes, so I poured the sauce over, and baked for another 4-5 minutes.
Licked the plate clean – the cats never had a chance 😋
SWEN E NATER says
Made this last evening using left over salmon fillets. I made the sauce and then warmed the fish in it. This sauce is very good. I recommend garnishing with a little fresh parsley. It will dress it up a little. Well done. .
We eat a lot of fish and I’m always looking for something new to try. Made this tonight and its a keeper for sure. I do have a question though, in the ingredients for the BAKED SALMON you say to divide the lemon juice but no where could I see what the reason for it was or where to use it other than when mixing it altogether — all or half?
You are right, so did you just use the one tablespoon then.
Ann H says
Sounds delicious great for Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas to you and your family
Lynda winn says
Can not wait too try baked salmon with lemon butter cream sauce this looks amazing maybe even try it with family on Christmas Day enjoying each other’s company Talking and cherishing every minute we are so thankful and blessed thank you, Lynda
This was fabulous! We eat salmon once a week and this has really amp’d up our salmon dish!
Hey Candy says
I recently became a Salmon convert, lol, I truly believe it’s in the way it’s cooked. This Christmas season will feature this recipe mainly because of the yummy sauce! Thanks for another wonderful recipe.
Michelle Trotter says
This looks so good! We will spend Christmas at home and our son and his family will be visiting.
Looks great. I might try it in a pressure cooker and finish with the broiler.
Grilled leg of lamb is for Christmas,
Kristy Floyd says
You had me at lemon and cream! I’m always looking for good salmon recipes and this sounds like a winner. Thanks for continuing to share your delicious recipes.
Carla B says
Winner, Winner, Salmon Dinner!!! This looks amazing! I’m will definitely try this one. I’ve not had salmon in months, but this will be the recipe to bring it back.
The cream sauce is what makes this, yummmmmmm!!!! I would make a small salad or some green beans with this!! Looks delicious and I plan on trying this while I’m out for Christmas break!!! Happy holidays
Truly like the all the tips/notes included with all these recipes! I am definitely making this Salmon recipe since my husband likes salmon and I think I will get to love it with this creamy lemon sauce! Looking forward to making during holidays.
Looks good, can’t wait to try!
Alesha Byrd says
Salmon is one of my favs. I will add this to my recipe rotation.
Delicious ! Like All the recipes on this site ?
Wow this looks amazing. Love Salmon and it will be nice to do something different with it than what we do now!
Debbie T says
This sounds very much like a salmon dish we order at a restaurant on the coast. I’m going to try this on Christmas!
I’ll be spending Christmas with all my whole family!! Including grandkids, they make it so fun!!
Sue R says
This is a great sounding recipe! I’ve planted a lemon tree and the first one is almost ready to pick. I’ve never been game to cook salmon in the oven yet, husband does it on the Webber BBQ but I think you talked me into it with this one. Merry Christmas and thank you for another winner recipe.
Connie G says
I love salmon… this looks so delicious! I’m going to try it soon
I have to try this! We are having fresh salmon for Christmas. Love your recipes! Merry Christmas!
Nothing better than a quick weeknight dinner, winner winner Salmon dinner
Michael Aten says
Wow, my wife and I love Salmon! Gotta give this recipe a try tonight. Thanks for all you do…love you website!!
Lisa Schmid says
Looks so tasty! It’s sometimes hard to find good fish recipes, but this one is a keeper!
Paige Kowolewski says
Sounds great. I’m always looking for a good way to cook salmon for the family. Thanks for sharing!
Peter LoGiudice says
many of your recipes are made with spices and flavors that I cook with. Can’t wait to try this one.
Elaine Z Larsen says
This is a delightfully light (despite the cream) recipe for salmon. The velvety lemon sauce adds a gentle velvety flavor that enhances the salmon. I did add capers, but then I generally add capers to everything. Thank you for yet another fabulous recipe!
Carol Donahue says
Thank you for the great ideas and the step by step guidance, I love making new dishes for the family!
Rhonda Worthy says
Looks AMAZING!! Can’t wait to try it!!
Love this recipe! Lemon, garlic, wine go really well with an oily fish like salmon.
This recipe looks perfect for our traditional Christmas eve fish dinner, I cant wait to try it!! I looks delish I’m sure itll be a big hit, your recipes have always been amazing
Angie Moreno says
Made it!!! It is so so delicious ?. Everyone In my family loved it. One question. I made the sauce with Chardonnay. So it turned out great, but when my husband ate I warmed it up for the 3 time and it curdled. Is there something I did that caused that? The initial making of it it was great and when I warmed it up the 1st time it was still fine. Help me because I want to take it to my Christmas party but would hate for that to happen to the sauce???
Easy weekday dinner.
We have some salmon in the freezer and I’m looking forward to trying this!
Alison Gerami says
Made this for dinner tonight. It is being added as a go to for my family. Easy to make, the fish is moist, the flavor pleasing to our tastebuds. LOVE this recipe.
Chris Diaz says
THIS IS THE RECIPE! I want to serve this elegant salmon recipe for my Christmas dinner. It will be easy to make after I get home from serving food in the downtown Dallas Super Feast.
Alfredo G Pellegrin III says
Looks good. Could be a good choice for New Years Eve.
This looks like a really yummy way to make salmon!! Very holiday! I spend the holidays with my parents, my son and friends. I make the main meal while others bring appetizers. Spending time with people you love is what the holidays are all about. Have a very merry Christmas!! Thank you.
I’m planning to spend a very quiet holiday with my very quiet family
This looks delicious!!!
Am always looking for different ways to do salmon.
marcel champagne says
Looks so good! Might have to change Christmas menu from rib roast to salmon.
Helen Wawrejko says
This looks fantastic!
This looks delicious!
I love all of your salmon recipes – can’t wait to try this one. Thank you!
Lisa Wilson says
This looks amazing! I adore salmon and this appears to be the perfect dish to fix after a long day at work. Thanks!
Kristina Chavez says
WOW!!!! This salmon looks awesome. I plan to try and make it it after the holidays. I plan on spending Christmas Eve with my mom. We’re planning on going out to lunch at the Red Lobster, then coming back to my place to exchange gifts and eat desert (homemade banana splits). Then on Christmas Day, I plan to stay home and hang out with my furrbabies by the fireplace. Who knows, I might even work on my personal painting project.
Margarita Perez says
This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you.
Doris Huddleston says
This certainly sounds like a simple and delicious recipe. I can’t wait to try it!
Made this & the Salmon was so delicious literally melted in, my mouth. Definitely 100% making it again
Love salmon and this recipe is GREAT! Need to buy more soon so I can live the experience again.
Michael Zajac says
I love salmon! This recipe will be awesome
So easy and simple to make.
I have a lovely salmon in my freezer that has been waiting for the perfect recipe…this it! Thank you for the terrific recipes. All I’ve tried since subscribing have been out of this world delicious!
This is a very easy quick healthy meal to make on those busy nights when you’re short on time.
Always include salmon for every holiday feast. This recipe will be added to the list.
Tony Wilson says
This looks so yummy! We have the perfect steel-head filet to use already. I’m thinking that December 26th is the perfect night to try it. I’ll have to come back here and update on the results.
Diana Jones says
This looks and sounds Amazing! Will have to try very soon. I’m spending Christmas with my son, and we will be relaxing from school and work enjoying each others company. I’m a single mother so we have to watch our funds. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes over this year and blessings to you and yours. May God prosper and protect you in the coming year!
Bernie Blair says
The queen of creamy dishes. This is definitely on our list for Xmas day
Oh WOW….will definitely be cooking this soon. I’m hoping to be spending Christmas with my family if my health allows. Wishing you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas <3
Liz Rolinski says
This looks delicious, I love salmon and often looking for new recipes to try.
Christmas Eve will be spent with my side of the family and having a chilled dinner and drinks at my sisters.
Christmas Day we spend with my in laws and again have a chilled lunch and drinks.
We have a very close family and I get along with my in-laws really well so looking forward to it ?
Julie Moen says
This looks so yummy! Hubby finally likes salmon so I can actually try making this once I can stand up long enough to cook.
Christmas eve will be spent with my adult children and their friends, listening to them play their instruments and board games. Christmas day will be spent with my brother’s family, hopefully I will be able to use just a cane to walk by then. This will be the first holiday in a very long time that I will spend without pain or pain killers. 🙂
Patricia Wall says
Merry Christmas to you and yours. THANK YOU so much for posting all these lovely recipes .This Salmon looks so mouth watering I can already taste it.I wish now I was cooking salmon for Christmas instead of turkey. YUMMY!
Kay Patrick says
How yummy! A friend and I will make a day of it on Christmas Eve. We will attend a service at church, take ourselves to lunch, see the new “CATS” movie (I love Dame Judi Dench), get a gingerbread milkshake and then drive around & look at lights. And get to sleep in on Christmas morning.
Easy recipe to make. Delicious. Goes so well with the Buttery Sautéed Green Beans!!!
Looks like an easy and versatile dish that could be loved by a lot of family’s
Jo Macqueen says
my husband & I always have fish for 1st of January – this looks so amazing – I’m thinking this will be what I’ll be doing as well, thanks for sharing
Mary Rabayda says
This looks mouthwatering!!!
This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! All your recipes I’ve tried in the past have been so good I have no doubt that this one will also be good. I plan to spend Christmas cooking up a storm for my husband and friends.
Brenda Rabayda says
I cannot wait to try the sauce!!!
Super easy and loved by everyone.
Joanne Mathews says
I love fish and eat salmon often. The first time I tried this recipe, I enjoyed it so much, I put the recipe away and promptky forgot where I had put it!
Fresh wild salmon came home again and I looked in vain for the recipe – and then made it up as I went along! That was not such a successful idea!
The Gods smiled on me when you printed this recipe again – wonderful salmon steaks over Christmas! I can\t wait!
Jennis Slaughter says
Salmon is my favorite meal, but this recipe looks sinful. Cannot wait to try it.
Kim Miranda says
I love salmon and this recipe looks delicious. I will have to try this. I am having family and friends coming for Christmas and plan to be cooking.
I love wild salmon! This looks like a great recipe.
Bessy Van Hoek says
I love to cook salmon every Friday. But I am getting bored of the same recipe. Today, I am making this recipe.
Thank you Karina.
The salmon recipe looks del and easy. I can’t to try it. I have a feeling it will become a favorite.
Laura Oakes says
Just bought salmon and was looking for a good recipe. Can’t wait to try it.
Cheryl G says
This looks delicious and easy. Can’t wait to try it. Love your recipes.
I can’t wait to prepare this for Christmas! For sure it’s another crowd pleaser
Salmon is my favorite! But, add a delectable lemony, creamy sauce, and I am in heaven.
Thank you for sharing! I am always looking for easy and quick recipes. This is one I will be trying!
This recipe looks great! I will be spending the holiday with my mom, brother, and cousins. I cooked Thanksgiving, so my mom is cooking this time around. I think I might go see a movie since I don’t have to do any cooking!
Just got some salmon today and I’m going to try making it this way tonight.
Dani H says
I love salmon and this recipe sounds more delicious than any way I’ve ever cooked it.
As someone else said, I love your recipes!
Once again you have out done yourself. This Salmon is devine. I have actually cooked
this and its tastes as good as it looks. I love garlic so I put in more than the recipe called for. The butter, lemon, garlic and cream is soooo good. By the way I have also used that same sauce on pasta with asparagus with parma/reggiano sprinkled on top. Scrumptious.
I want to thank you for sharing these wonderful dishes. Their not only eye appealing but
the best tasting dishes I heve ever tasted. It was a lucky day for me when I first saw a recipe demostration from you on twitter. Its given me a extensive recipe file of the best dishes to
eat and to serve company. I’m forever grateful for your cooking talent that you share with us.
Linda Vesneski says
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, we had amazingly fresh salmon and I still love it today!
Thank you for this recipe!
Greg Johnstone says
Made it twice, once with white wine, once without. The batch with the White Wine, definite winner!!
Patti E says
Looks absolutely fantastic! That sauce sounds scrumptuous!
Barbara Tinney says
Love Love this recipe!
Betty Bryant says
I have been trying to find a good recipe for salmon and I believe I just did. I can’t wait to make this! Would be a great recipe for Christmas Eve.
Dona Watts says
We always do some kind of fish for Christmas Eve dinner and this recipe is my pick for this year. Haven’t done Salmon in a while and can’t wait to make this Amazing dish!!
John Dzialo says
Oh wow, that sauce not only sounds delicious but versatile. I can see using that on all kinds of seafood…..sole, shrimp, scallops….the list is endless.
I love salmon! I can’t wait to try this recipe!
Jennifer Hortillano says
Yummy! Going to try that this week!
Debbie Lockwood says
I am DEFINITELY going to try this!
Linda Green says
looking forward to using this recipe
Rosita Chiquita says
This is going to be amazing for sure! Being new to Alaska I’ve found that salmon fishing is huge out here, so I need lots of these yummy recipients in my box!
Kim Hogan says
I always cook for my parents on Christmas. This year my mom requested salmon instead of roast that we normally have. I was trying to come up with a unique salmon recipe. This will be perfect!
Ron Cartier says
I have been looking for a new salmon recipe, and this looks great. Will try it out tonight. Thanks for the awesome recipes.
Chad Velvick says
Looks delicious. Saved the recipe for after the holidays
This recipe sounds delicious and I’m adding it to my recipe collection! Can’t wait to try it with my salmon loving family. Yum!
This recipe looks delicious! Did you use wild salmon or farm raised? If I use wild what would the cooking time be? Thank you for all the delicious recipes you post. I have tried many with great success and they are now part of my keepers. As my husband would say, “This one is a keeper”.
Elena Arellano says
Will be trying this sauce with other fish, yum!
JEANETTE TOLEDO says
This recipe looks delicious as do many of the recipes on Cafe Delights. I come here frequently to get new recipes to try and already have so many saved in my bookmarks. Looking forward to this one as well. Plan to make some of these recipes for Christmas this year as we spend it together with our 3 adult children who are coming home for Christmas. This year is especially special because we are spending it in our brand new house that my husband and I worked very hard to get. There is nothing like spending Christmas with the family and enjoying good food. Merry Christmas to you all!
MARGARITA CANO says
I have never eaten Salmon, but this recipe looks delish… I’m going to try it over the break…thank you for such a detailed recipe:)
Debra Burk says
Wow, I thought yesterdays’s receipt was great, but I can really use this all year. I adore salmon, and this sounds absolutely yummy! Thank you 🙂
Salmon is a regular meal in our family and this recipe will certainly be added to our recipe collection. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Deena S says
This looks amazing and I just tried last week’s mushroom recipe which was delicious. My husband just asked where are the recipes coming from? I said my friend Karina and he said I didn’t know you worked with a Karina. Thank you for your talent and for sharing your gift. Bon Apetit!
Walle Earles says
Love the salmon recipe. We live in the Great Northwest so fresh salmon is plentiful here. We have saved this recipe to try on fresh salmon in the season. Great food site, have made many meals from your site.
Some of my holiday guests don’t eat beef, so I add this to the dinner table for them!! Super easy and it gets polished off first!
Its a wonderful site of recipe!!!!
Susan Pollock says
It looks good and I am going to save this recipe for the next time we have salmon.
Its a wonderful site of recipe!!!!
Maryann Viggiano says
Awesome dish. We will all relax by the fireplace after this scrumptious meal!
I’ve made hits and it is a rich, delicious recipe
This looks excellent with tonight’s Salmon. Going to double the recipe and serve it all over angel hair. Yummers!
Melissa Bettes says
Was already planning on salmon tonight, but now think I’ll make it this way instead of my original plan. Looks yummy!
Trying this tonight. Merry Christmas!
Doris Nollman says
This recipe looks delish. I have tried so many of your recipes. Going to try this one for sure.
This salmon recipe looks delicious. I’m going to have to try it. Merry Christmas everybody.
Wow, this looks delicious. Normally when I bake salmon it isn’t with butter and a couple herbs but I think this would be a winner for sure.
Patty Mancuso says
This was amazing. I have yet to try a CafeDelites recipe that I did not love. Keep those recipes coming!
Such perfect timing. Have salmon and was looking for a way to cook it and found your recipe which looks so good. Can’t wait to eat this. Thank you for posting this.
My husband and I usually eat fish for dinner on Fridays. I am definitely giving this recipe a try for dinner tonight. Thanks!
Just happened to have salmon out for dinner last night, served with some rice pilaf and steamed broccoli. Delish!!! I had a handful of cooked salad shrimp so tossed them in the sauce just to warm before serving. Looked like I cooked all afternoon. Repeater!
Sue Meyer says
What great timing this recipe is!
My son is coming for Christmas. He doesn’t eat meat, only seafood. I am always trying to find new ways to delight him for our holiday meal. This is going to be great! It’s also a New Year’s Resolution to eat more fish. I’m sure glad I found Cafe Delites! Thanks for making me look like a superstar! 🙂
Kelly Robert says
Omg looks so delicious. I can only imagine if it is half as good as the other recipes of yours I have made. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
I need to eat more fish, this looks like a great new recipe to start with. Christmas time is almost here and no matter if we are eating Prime Rib or Pasta we will all be gathered around the table being thankful or each other. Your recipe’s help with that! Thank you and Merry Christmas to all!
VERONICA HERNANDEZ says
I’ve made this before and it is delicious! We enjoy having seafood for New Year’s so this would be a great addition to our menu!
Nathalie B. says
This looks delicious, can not wait to try it!
Should be excellent if you get good fresh Salmon
Francis Gonzalez says
Yummy, that looks delicious
Kathleen A Cantisano says
This Salmon recipe looks amazing, I will be making it soon!
Terry G says
WOW! This looks amazing! It looks like one of those restaurant quality meals that I can absolutely make at home! Looking so forward to trying this..because salmon.garlic, .butter, cream and wine!! Yum!!
Yummmmm!!! My daughter loves salmon so I’m going to make this for her! So simple too!
I will be spending Christmas with my family. And visiting my mom in the hospital. Merry Christmas everyone.
OMG! Can’t wait to try this recipe! It sounds amazing. I’m giving it 5 stars because I know it’ll be
I am definitely going to make this. Thank you for sharing!
This recipe looks Amazingly good! Can’t wait to try it! I love the holidays because I just love to cook with my two boys and they just love it as much as me! So this holidays we will be cooking lots of goodies and be making great memories!
Laura Birman says
Yum! Can’t wait to celebrate holidays with family!
Joanne A says
Living on the coast, we eat salmon often. I’ve pinned this recipe. Lemon is the perfect accompaniment to fish and I just happen to have some in my freezer. ?
Sue Jones says
Just starting to like salmon and this recipe is one I am going to have to try! it looks delicious .
Cooking, dishes and enjoying the rest of the day with our family. Being grateful and reflecting on what this day is really about and what that little baby who came into this world so long ago did for us.
JUDY WINTERS says
The only thing better than cooking salmon this way is the catching of it. Xmas will be quiet this year.
Over the Christmas break, I’ll be moving in with my boyfriend, after more than 5 years together! I told him that one of the things I’m most excited about is cooking for him! He always tells me, “I love you more than I love cake (ILUMTILC)” and I always tell him, “I love you more than I love lemon (ILUMTILL).” So, needless to say, I’m excited about cooking him THIS lemony dish as soon as possible!
I like this–the dijon cuts back the lemony taste(normally not a big fan, so yeah)–was really good!
Diane Wimmer says
This looks awesome and really simple. On the menu tonight!
Teresa I says
The Tuscan butter salmon is my family’s favorite recipe. We have it several times a week. But I can’t wait to try this recipe and add it to our rotation.
So delicious ! Going to try this tonight with some fresh salmon.
Judy F. says
I have salmon in my freezer and am very excited to try this recipe with the lemon butter cream sauce! I spend Christmas Eve with my extended family on my Mother’s side and Christmas with my immediate family. Can’t wait – it’s so much fun!
Elaine Bready says
This sounds delicious! Going to make this tonight. You’re so right— lemon and salmon are a twosome!
Tanya Clark says
My boys love love love Salmon!
Christmas will be spent cooking….drinking some wine……and loving on my family!
This was a fabulous post because yesterday my friend was telling me she struggles with cooking salmon and knowing when it’s done. I forwarded this recipe to her. We will be spending Christmas with my sister’s family. Her daughter will be going back to Australia in January. Merry Christmas!!
Michele Kenny says
OMG this recipee is to die for!! Cannot wait yo eat this over Christmas vacation!! And I really appreciate the data on how long to cook it!
Sherry Pitman says
I recently shared this recipe from you on my work social media pages. We will be preparing this for our Saturday evening meal! Love me some salmon!
Karen Castillo says
I think I might try this yummy recipe, I have never made salmon before
I have made something similar in the past. This recipe looks amazing! I’m trying it tonight. Thank you for sharing !
This looks delicious. Love the flavors do lemon and butter for seafood.
Judy Walker says
This looks awesome. I love seafood, but I don’t cook it very well.
Can’t wait to try this. Will be having prime rib for Christmas dinner bu this sounds great for New Years eve. Thank you.
Christmas dinner is usually prime rib and stuffed shrimp but i will definitely try this one later Yum
I don’t really have a taste for fish but this looks like a recipe I can get behind! I’m excited to try it, and hopefully it turns out as good as this looks!
Cynthia goodwin says
I can’t help it, when I serve salmon, it always seems like a dinner turns fancy and yummier! Love this?
Barbara Atkinson says
I think this would be a great new recipe to try for my husband, since I don’t care for fish.
We will be spending a quiet day at home for Christmas.
Way too much butter on this one. Otherwise, looks good.
Nooooo, the butter and garlic are essential; but I subbed the wine with veggie broth and added fresh thyme and dill. Mmmmm!
Nancy Hennin says
This looks delicous
Mark Biggs says
I can’t wait to try this yummy sounding recipe. We will be spending Christmas in Chicago with my wife’s family so I plan to try this recipe is January after we return home.
Ann Wilson says
OMG!!! Just in time. I bought some salmon and I’ve just been WAITING for JUST the right recipe. I should have known that Karina would have it. Thank you so much. My son and I love salmon with a twist and a twist of lemon was what it was missing so thanks to you we will be having salmon tonight. Thank you SO much Karina….
Diane L Plant says
Learning to prepare fish in a way that allows a non fish lover to enjoy additional choices for dinner is just fantastic and this recipe does just that. The light cream sauce provides enough of a subtle taste for those of us who do not love all types of fish. I can’t wait to try this.
Thank you for the delicious salmon recipe! The salmon was moist and easily flaked away when you placed your knife into the fillet for another bite. The sauce left a wonderful garlicky butter aroma in the kitchen area and when it came to eating this dish the sauce was full of flavor and was drizzle over some of the steamed veggies it was served with. For the Christmas period we will be inviting over some veterans and their families who are struggling to make a transition back into society after being on the fields abroad.
Jp Seo says
That looks so dang good.
Will have to try soon.
Jeanina Wiernik says
It looks delicious, definitely a must do.
Monika Lapp says
Always in need of a fresh idea for cooking salmon! Can’t wait.
Nancy Reily says
Can you say “Delicious”?
This looks delicious! I think it sounds like an excellent Christmas Eve dinner. I am looking forward to trying it. Thank you, Karina, for sharing your wonderful recipes. Merry Christmas!
Jimi Jennifer says
Salmon is one of my favorite foods. Garlic and butter are one of my favorite garnishes or additives.
I love it with Creamed Spinach.
When I BBQ Salmon I like to use a soy and honey basting on it…, wrapped in Tin foil.
So good, Jimi Jennifer
Wendy Dorsey says
This looks fabulous! My daughters and I love trying out your recipes, and this one will be no exception. As for our Christmas plans, we are in the process of remodeling and moving so everything is going to be pretty topsy-turvy this year! We are hoping to be in our new place the week of Christmas, but not sure if decorations will have time to appear. 🙂
susan hessing says
I LOVE salmon. I cant wait to make this
Linda Regan says
I live in Florida but will be flying to Michigan o Christmas Eve to hopefully have a white Christmas. I plan to make the prime rib recipe. The salmon recipe looks very good too and will try to work that in over the holidays. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Vicki W Eubanks says
I have guest coming for dinner tonight…. Guess what I will serve…..UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Where is the carbohydrate count ????????
Angie Moreno says
I will be making this today!!! Looks scrumptious! Can’t wait. I’ll comment back on how it turned out. Thank you for your recipes, they’re always easy to follow and not time consuming and delicious.
Jacquie Alford says
This looks absolutely delicious! I love your recipes. I will be spending Christmas in California with my daughter and her husband in their new home and this just might be on the menu one of those day
Have a Merry Christmas.
Kathryn Meyer says
We eat salmon at least once a week. I love all your salmon recipes, but this one look so Kiev to might become our favorite! Trying it this week. Thanks!
Lois Klarenbach says
We also do not eat enough fish. But this salmon dish sounds divine and we certainly will be eating it sometime over the holiday season this year! Really sounds wonderful as usual from your site. Merry Christmas from Canada.
Cynthia Bolsmann says
Just when I was pondering over tonight’s dinner choices, talk about timing and looking delicious!
Just love the simple lemon butter sauce! It makes the dish!
John Mainprize says
this sounds really good. Perfect for people who like fish and don’t want to make a big mess in the kitchen.
I made yesterday nught with chinese lettuce salad, it was amazing. My family loved it. .the flavors from butter, honey and garlic with lemon juice made sooooo tasy. Thank you for the recipe Karina. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I love salmon and am always looking for a way to fix it that pleases my husband, who isn’t a great salmon fan. This one won him over! Love your recipes and enjoy reading the emails!
Joanne Thomas says
My favorite fish and this recipe looks so good!
Kathy M Dobrowolski says
Looks delicious! Will definately try.
Sue geeen says
Looks like another winning recipe of yours. I’m buying the ingredients today to make this salmon
Cynthia J Simmons says
What’s not to love! Looks fantastic! Merry Christmas to all!
Vicki Bauerle says
Yummo! this sounds so good!! Definitely going to try.
Sandra Campbell says
Salmon is a food we all need to eat more of, so new ways of making it is great.
Diana Nichols says
Looks very yummy! Will definitely make for the family
Ky Bee says
This recipe looks delicious! I will be making it at some point this holiday season. This year I’ll be hosting a Christmas Eve party for my family. I will be making your Christmas Cheese Ball, teriyaki meatballs and brie bites. In Christmas Day my family will be meeting at my Aunt and Uncle’s house for dinner, games and the White Elephant game. After that we’re going to a drive thru Christmas light show. I can’t wait! Hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Love salmon! Another to try ?
My family will love this!
Sally S Pletcher says
I have yet to try this Salmon recipe, but it looks very tempting and (like all Cafe Delites recipes) easy to do for this home cook. I have made the White Turkey Chili which was fantastic and did not require adjustments to the seasonings for my taste. That is the recipe I have rated. For our Christmas dinner I plan to make the Maple Glazed Ham. Love getting the recipes sent right to my email inbox. Thank you.
Cara Clark says
I am going to try the lemon butter cream sauce with seared scallops!
Anne Pikula says
This looks absolutely divine! I could eat salmon daily. Well I made it to California to spend Christmas with my daughter & her family. Yay!
Pauline Gudas says
We will spend Christmas with family and having a pot luck dinner.
Shannon Tipton says
I don’t normally eat much fish but this looks heavenly. I will definitely be trying it and I’m sure it will be Devine just like all your other recipes.
Helen C. says
This looks so elegant and delicious. I have made a salmon with a lemon cream sauce before but will definitely make your recipe. Thank you for always sharing such wonderful recipes!
Nasreen Variyawa says
This recipe is made of all the ious
and Im sure Yummylicious
Thanks for sharing
Christina p says
Hmm, I’m not usually a fish eater but this looks good! My poor husband is deprived of fish meals so I think I will definitely make this for him soon. Thanks for the recipe!
Josephine Plungas says
Salmon is one of my favorite. This sounds delicious
I cook for myself and 2 girlfriends twice a week. Need some good fish dishes. This one fits the bill.
Sandy Randolph says
The baked salmon with lemon butter looks delicious! I have to try it!
Yum, yum, yum. I have very picky eaters and my kids will for sure eat this. On point my friend!!!!!
Lois A Bolanos says
This salmon looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it. We are spending Christmas witj family. We love playing games and doing puzzles.
Barbara Motsinger says
This recipe looks amazing. It has everything going for it, including the lemon added to the sauce! And what I love about Cafe Delites is you are so thorough in your directions. There is never any guesswork. Perfect for the novice and experienced cooks. You also include suggested sides and how to prepare them. And, to make things even better – you provide choices to the cook. You present a variety of ways to fix the salmon. Just in case someone doesn’t like garlic or lemon – they have choices! Don’t remember any other cooking venue that does that. Bust this creamy, lemony, garlicy salmon is fantastic. Will be making it quite often.
Cathy E. says
This salmon looks so delicious. I can’t wait to make it and even more important – eat it! I love all your recipes, and your food photography is the best on the web. Whenever I need a dish to bring to a function, your site is always the first place I look, especially at Christmas!
All the recipes I’ve tried on this site are incredible! I love watching the live versions of the recipes, and this salmon recipe I’m sure will not disappoint! We don’t do the traditional turkey and dressing during the holidays, so this salmon recipe will be perfect!
I always love a good salmon recipe. I’m headed to the movie theatre to watch some movies then out to dinner with my son and his fiancée.
Lynda Jungkind says
This is an elegant dish to serve the family and/or company. I like dishes that are fast, simple and easy.
Love the addition of Dijon in this recipe. Gives the salmon depth of flavor. When I make your recipes they are always spot on! Thank you
Valerie Jean Boese says
looks awesome, beautiful tasty looking photos.
Wow, just tried this amazing recipe! Just outstanding.. Please don’t change a thing….
I’ll be spending this Christmas with family gathered at my house and doing a lot of cooking!
Chris Friday says
Salmon is our family favorite, psyched to try this recipe out.
Cathy Garland says
This looks delicious! We love your recipes and look forward to trying this one. Thank you!!
SUSAN E G says
we have salmon once a week, this recipe is marvelous
This salmon recipe looks great for Christmas Eve. All of your salmon recipes have been exceptional!
Mary Barney says
I’ve never baked salmon and will try it. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll spend Christmas with my fiancé and another couple for dinner and a night of card games
This looks so yummy. We love grilled salmon, but this will be a nice change.
Melissa Lafleur says
This salmon looks great! Spending Christmas with extended family and my little ones!
Maggie Scott says
Will love this recipe for Dec. 25th, having a group over, with a vegetarian amongst them! Plus another who doesn’t eat pork…so that was a challenge! Can’t wait for the surprise! There will probably be ham left over…but no salmon!!!
gina jennings says
I know what’s for Christmas dinner.
Cathy Howard says
Salmon … It’s sooo good. And this cream sauce sounds devine, thank you for the recipe!
Rose Brooks says
This will be an excellent dish for Christmas Eve. Our daughters will be here this year! They both live far away and it has been 3 or 4 years since our family has spent Christmas together, so it will be very special.
Lemon and salmon go together like liver and onions, pork & beans, bacon and eggs.! Delicious recipe!
Amy Vox Libris says
I tend to broil or grill salmon, so this recipe looks super interesting to me. I can’t wait to try it! I was going to spend my Christmas making a seafood lasagna, but now I think I might have to make this.
Tammy M. says
This Salmon looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Love all your recipes and posts. My mom will be spending the holidays with me so this will be a very special Christmas!
tammy mailloux says
Such a good recipe! I have made it several times.
Deborah Becker says
Christmas Eve “Holy Supper” is always served with a fish entree. This sounds divine! I’ll be trying it this year!
Jess B says
This looks great! We will be traveling for Christmas and with thecwarm weather forecast, it seams we will not be having a white Christmas…but it sure does make for easier travel! Merry Christmas!
This must be delicious with lemon and butter with salmon. It is an ideal dish for Christmas Eve quick and luscious.
James Castillo says
Dish looks devine, I am going to make the garlic prime rib, green beans, and a glass of wine for me. It will just be me and my little fur baby, all my family lives to far away plus I am having knee surgery. I JUST LOVE ALL YOU RECIPES AND KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.
Sandy Putnam says
I’ll be spending a quiet Christmas with my family – and seeing Star Wats today!!
Rocio Sandoval says
Mmmm, love salmón! My husband celebrates on the 25th, I celebrate on the 24, so we since we are staying at home this year; we are having two celebrations. I’m sure the kids will love it!
Brittany A Kearney says
This looks absolutely delicious, and one of my days off for the holidays seems like the perfect time to try it out. For Christmas we will be home snuggled up in our PJs, but this weekend we will be going to visit my parents and look at Christmas Light displays. We’ve been stationed at Moody AFB for almost a year now, and I miss seeing them all the time like when we lived in the same town. I wish I had appreciated them the same way when I was younger, and a dumb teenager. Seems like having kids and growing up makes you realize just how special they really are.
Darla Potter says
YUM, even my “picky” husband will like this main course!
This looks awesome! Can’t wait to try
Nadine G says
I’ve been looking for an appealing salmon recipe and this one looks like it just may be the one, since we tend to eat with our eyes first. Thanks for posting this. I will be giving it a try.
Lizbeth K Estes says
My husband is not a big salmon fan but I think I can win him over with this recipe!
I am at a campground and we (40+) are having turkey with all of the fixings at a friends’ site.
Mike Savard says
We catch our own salmon and vac pack it, always eating salmon and this recipe was excellent.
We all liked it.
This looks so good. Will definitely have to try!
Wendi B Cawley says
Sounds delicious and easy!! Yummy
patti carter says
ow the salmon recipe looks so good,can’t wait to make it
Judy Johnson says
The salmon look amazing, will definitely be trying this.
This looks amazing!! I eat a lot of salmon so always looking for new recipes! Tasty times ahead!
Rhonda E Mesnick says
The salmon is just the vehicle to get the sauce to my mouth.
This looks amazing. Going to try it this weekend. Sending all my moms that I help to this website for meal ideas.
Salmon is always a big hit with my family, we have it about once a week. Love love love all your recipes !
This is my first Christmas as a mom! My husband and I will be traveling with our ten-week old to see family over the holidays. This will be a great recipe to try when we return home.
Lisa Niedringhaus says
This is happening tonight as what could be more satisfying than this yummy recipe? Will invite my pickleball gal pals over to share and celebrate the Holidays! Merry, merry.
Bruce Cunningham says
Looks like another amazing dish, Thank you Karina. Love your recipes!!!
Beth Munson says
Yum! I might be spending Christmas trying out this recipe! I’ll also be with family. My mom who has Alzheimers will be staying with me. Hoping this won’t be the last Christmas she’ll get to do this as care might be beyond on ability. Looking forward to the holiday and making memory with pictures to share with her later.
Lemon Butter Cream Sauce sounds decadent paired with salmon!
Will try before the end of the year.
Kayisha Thompson says
I love making Salmon at home. You can control the sauce and tenderness of the Salmon
As a breast cancer survivor I try to eat a lot of salmon. Will definitely try this recipe. Thank you.
Aaron Sheard says
I love these recipes cant wait to try this yummy salmon.
I Love Salmon! I will definitely try this receipt.
Arlene Grimm says
Salmon is one of my favorite dishes – this recipe will surely be a hit with my family.
Patricia Stull says
I love salmon and this looks delicious.
Tammy Oates says
This looks delicious!Will be be spending time with family and enjoying the holiday ?
This dish looks wonderful. Definitely one for our Seven Fishes.
Erin Alderfer says
This looks like a perfect dish for my salmon-loving family especially when the kids arrive home this weekend. Can’t wait to try it!
Josephine Perrucci says
This looks delicious. Cant wait to make it. Christmas is exciting this year. Going to be spending it home with my kids and husband. Nice and relaxed so my kids can enjoy what they got this year instead of opening gifts and running out the door.
I can’t wait to make this! Looks delicious.
I’ve been stuck on the old recipe with mayo, so its exciting to finally have this option!
Judith Carr says
This salmon dish will definitely be my first time trying salmon. Rich and creamy with a delicious sauce. I just love your recipes!
Looks wonderful. Spending Xmas with one of your recipes
Adrian Luck says
Moist not dry, really delicious quick and not a lot of clean up. Excellent recipe.
Delilah Clausen says
We’ll be spending Christmas here at Home’s with our daughter. Sadly our son has to work, he manages a nursing home, so we are proud of the work he does taking care of the ones who need cared for. We will have Christmas with him the next week.
Marianne Emery says
Thank you for all of these fantastic recipes! I always look forward to your emails! I’ll be cooking a turkey breast, praline sweet potatoes, chive and sour cream mashed potatoes and sauteed herb and garlic french green beans with mushrooms and bacon with a peach pie for desert! Merry Christmas!
Absolutely delicious. Such a fresh taste with the hint of lemon. FUll stars for me
Cherre F Grunert says
I invited a friend over for Christmas dinner and she loves fish, so this would be a great recipe to serve! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Robin B says
This looks like a yummy Damon recipe. We will be making prime rib for Christmas, but this recipe will come in handy after the holiday!
Karen McClelland says
We LOVE Salmon! Can’t wait to try this. Have never baked salmon, usually pan sear.
Jennifer Casazza says
I’m not a big fan of salmon but this recipe might change my mind. Can’t wait to try it out!
Christina Bang says
This looks delicious and perfect for the time between Christmas and New Year. I will be spending Christmas with my mum in Norway.We usually live in the Netherlands.
Leigh Ann Drane says
This look delicious!! We will be spending Christmas at home with family!
I love salmon and this recipe looks delicious! I had an early Christmas celebration with my sister so on Christmas Day, I will be spending a quiet Christmas with my 3 rescue dogs and just relaxing!
Judy Morgan says
Looks fabulous. I might change my mind about our Christmas dinner since it will be just my husband and myself.
Oh Karina.. this looks absolutely wonderful! I am well on my way to working through all the recipes on your site. Thank you for sharing your talents and giving our home such wonderful eats!
Bailey Kern says
This looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to spend the holiday vacation making even more of your recipes as they are always my go to!
Aijalon Muhummud says
I’ve actually made this dish for my family using your recipe and it was a hit !!!! They loved it !!!!
Yummy! Can’t wait to try it
Desiree Brown says
We always love trying a new salmon recipe, and this one looks great. Thank you for sharing, we are going to make it this weekend for sure.
Sounds delicious! I will spend Christmas with my family.
yassakar glasgow says
First off let me say Im sold once I hear cream sauce. I could picture this over Alfredo Noddles and asparagus. My family loves seafood and I’ve made a version of this in the past . Thank you again for sharing such delightful recipes
A great reason to wish for spring and fresh salmon!
Kristin Jones says
I LOVE Salmon, and am always looking for new sauces as I need something to go with it. I will be trying this this weekend. Thanks!
Looks amazing, there are some many recipes i plan to make. This Christmas, i plan to spent it with my family. All of my siblings will be home.
Amy C says
Just the recipe I was looking for. It sounds easy and also delicious! Now that grilling season is over in my area this will be a great recipe to rotate through winter.
ANDREA MALINOSKI says
Salmon, butter and lemon were meant to be. I lived in Alaska and Oregon and salmon was a preferred dish since my son is an avid fisherman. This recipe is awesome!
edward garcia says
Thanks for another great recipe. I live in the Florida Keys so eating fresh fish is the norm. Will definitely try this recipe with other fish such as Grouper.
Tanishe Wade-Megghross says
I want to try this recipe too. We love salmon in my family.
Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.
Looks delicious and easy! Definitely going to make this New Year’s Eve! Thank you!
William C. says
Another excellent recipe by Cafe Delights. I never would have thought to add heavy cream to salmon, but it works well.
Christine Vela says
I love Salmon and always looking for way to prepare it. This recipe is one of my favorites
What a delicious way to get your seafood into your diet. If I go a little lighter on the cream and butter it should have less calories.
I love your weekly inspiration!! Makes it one less thing for this busy mom to worry about!
Charles DeSio says
Looks and sounds DELIOUS! I love Salmon and Lemon Butter Cream Sauce sounds wonderful.
Charlie DeSio says
Looks and sounds DELIOUS! I love Salmon and the Lemon Butter Cream Sauce sounds wonderful.
LANA DOUGLAS says
I use your recipes often and have never had a klinker. Now, I’m not crazy about salmon, but my husband is, and he often asks me to make it. I never do.
Until now. This recipe made salmon (for those of us “salmon resisters”) taste very good and my husband loved it. I am again in his good graces. Thank you.
We love salmon, thanks for another delicious recipe. Holiday will be celebrated with neighbors.
Maureen Melnik says
Something about lemon and salmon – the perfect mix. Yum.
Definitely something to try in the new year!
I love salmon! I look forward to making this. All of your recipes that I have tried have been soooo good!
Bob McArthur says
Salmon is my wife’s favorite and I’m going to prepare this dish for Christmas brunch.
Robert Deitsch says
Delicious, easy to make salmon dish. Certainly one of the best!
Larry GLoins says
This sure looks Good !!!
A hugebfan of butter and Salmon and lemon. This would be heaven for me. Such a pity I have to work this Christmas,would have made this one for sure.
Maria Andrade says
OMG this looks amazing. I am looking forward to making it. During this Christmas I will be cooking a lot.I am a teacher so I am lucky to have this time off soI love to have family over and am always looking for delicious recipes.
Looks really good. I can’t wait to try.
Definitely putting this on my salmon recipe list! We have it for dinner often.
will try making this for mom when she comes over.
Joanne Maloney Vogt says
This looks incredibly delicious!! Planning on making this for friends and family on New Years day. I’m sure there will be smiles on their faces 🙂 Thank you Karina. I think you’re amazingly talented!
I am pretty sure I could eat salmon every day (if it weren’t so darn expensive) and I am always looking for new ways to bake this delicious fish. Bookmarking this one for future use. Thank you! 🙂