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Baked Salmon with Tamarind Mayo Topping

Baked Salmon with Tamarind Mayo Topping

Baked Salmon with Tamarind Mayo Topping using one special trick for super moist and flavorful fish! Pair with steamed rice for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s ready in minutes!

Salmon is on regular dinner rotation in our house and we love it whatever way it’s cooked. My most favorite method, however, to prepare the fish is to top the fillet with mayo and pop it in the oven for a quick broil.

Baking fish, mussels, and shrimps with a mayo topping is my top cooking hack.  It’s almost impossible to overcook them! The thin film of mayo creates a protective crust which keeps the seafood from drying out in the oven even if cooked a tad longer.

I’ve always had delicious results with this technique, whether I flavor up the mayonnaise with a dollop of sweet chili sauce, a spoonful of fresh tomato salsa or in this case, a tablespoon of tamarind powder

This baked salmon with tamarind-mayo topping is a must-try!  You’ll be amazed how moist and tasty it turns out with so little effort. This is a quick and easy meal you can have ready on the table in under 30 minutes and with only 5 ingredient

How to Make Baked Salmon with Tamarind-Topping

  • Pat the salmon dry and season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange in a single layer on a lightly-greased or foil-lined baking sheet.
  • In a bowl, combine mayonnaise and tamarind powder. Spoon the mixture on top of the fillets and spread evenly to cover.
  • Bake the salmon in a 375 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the top is golden, and the fish easily flakes with a fork

This Baked Salmon recipe is the first post in my Thanksgiving series.  It is a great recipe that is super easy to make and creates a great balance to your Thanksgiving meat dishes.  Unlike most Thanksgiving recipes, this is a dish that you can prep early and thrown into the oven right before your guests arrive without having to worry that it may not get cooked on time. And while entertaining your incoming guests, this fish is baking away!

Mayonnaise with Tamarind Mix (Oh Yeeaah!)

A recipe with a Filipino twist to it with the use of Tamarind Soup Mix ( yes, it’s the soup mix we use for sinigang).  The sinigang mix gives it a tangy flavor that blends well with the fish, similar to dipping fish in lemon.  To make it more savory, we top the fish with mayonnaise.  I know some people may be quite skeptical about salmon and mayonnaise together or maybe even with just mayo by itself.  But you gotta trust me on this…the mayo gives the salmon extra moisture and a hint of sweetness and creaminess, making it a rich dish perfect for Thanksgiving!

THE salmon recipe of your dreams! A complete meal on one pan full of flavour. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is easy to make using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen! PLUS the bonus of having only one pan to wash and no mess in your kitchen to clean up when your done

baked salmon

Garlic butter smothered salmon is a given. It’s possibly one of the most amazing, delicious ways to eat a juicy piece of salmon and gets cooked twice a week in this house. It’s been a while since we gave you salmon and it’s time.

Normally you may opt for pan seared salmon for a guaranteed crisp exterior with a fork tender interior. Our baked salmon recipe delivers soft, juicy and tender salmon on the inside with charred crisp edges. A delicious restaurant-quality dinner

What you will love the most about this Garlic Butter Baked Salmon recipe is that you can prepare it all on just the one pan. Perfect to get your sides cooked along side your main, especially when you need something quick to throw together.

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