Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce



For Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce:

  • 2 to 3 lb salmon fillet
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil for drizzling salmon
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped, to garnish

For the Lemon Cream Sauce:

  • 1 small onion or 2 medium shallots, super finely diced (about ¼ cup diced)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 medium or 1 large lemons)
  • ¼ cup dry white wine (such as chardonnay or pino grigio)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup (8 Tbsp) cold unsalted butter cut into 8 pieces


Line baking sheet with foil or parchment. Arrange salmon skin-side-down, season with salt and pepper and drizzle the tops with oil. Bake uncovered at 425 for 10-15 min (depending on thickness of salmon) or until salmon is cooked through. My thick wild caught salmon took 14 min.

In a small sauce pan, combine ¼ cup finely diced onion, ¼ cup lemon juice, ¼ cup wine and simmer over medium heat until reduced to a thick mixture (7-8 min).

Whisk in ½ cup cream and as soon as it comes to a simmer, reduce to low heat and slowly whisk in the 8 Tbsp butter, one tablespoon at a time (whisking constantly). Add ¼ tsp salt or to taste and remove from heat. Cover with a lid to keep warm until ready to serve.