Salmon with Horseradish Sauce

This is my mother-in-law’s recipe for Salmon.  This was originally my grandfather-in-law recipe which has been passed down.  This is my favorite way that I have ever had Salmon.  The butter and the horseradish sauce make the salmon so tender and good.  I also love the French Fried Onions on top, it just adds to the flavor of the salmon.  I love salmon and out of all the different preparations of salmon that I have had, this is by far my favorite.  I don’t even order salmon in restaurants anymore, because I feel that my mother-in-law’s recipe is far better. 

This salmon is easy to make and makes a great meal for Christmas dinner.  My in-laws usually make this for special occasions, such as holidays and birthdays. I will continue to pass this recipe down to my son when he is older.  This salmon is a perfect Christmas tradition.

Salmon with Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish Sauce
1 stick of Butter
French Fried Onions

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Cut the butter into slabs and put on the bottom on a 13×9 dish.  Place the salmon on the butter, skinside down.

3.  Spread the horseradish sauce over the salmon, using enough to cover the top of the salmon.

4.  Crush the French Fried Onions over the top of the salmon, using enough to cover the top of the salmon. 

5.  Bake for 20 minutes for a thin piece of salmon, and a little longer for thicker pieces of salmon.  Cook until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.

The measurements for the horseradish sauce and the French Fried Onions depends on the size of the piece of salmon used. 


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  1. Hi Alyssa,
    Looks like you had a great evening. Your table looks very pretty and the Salmon would be delicious. Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This salmon looks A-MA-ZING!I would love if you stopped over to link up at Get Schooled Saturday a Too Much Time on my Hands!

  3. Thank you so much for linking to Must Try Monday. Your dish looks great!

  4. This looks just delicious. I cannot wait to try it out. We have a pimento cheese quiche appetizer this week. Delcious. Come visit. Merry Christmas!

  5. This looks absolutely delicious! I am always looking for new ways to prepare salmon- my hubby would love this!

    I’m stopping over from a comment you left on my blog, Sweet C’s Designs! Thanks for checking out my ideas!

  6. looks so delicious…Would like to invite you to link with Midweek Fiesta

  7. Would you be kind enough to give me the following information? How many pieces of salmon did you use and about how many ounces was each one? Did you use any particular kind of salmon? Approximately how much horseradish sauce did you use for 4 pieces of salmon? Is it the creamy kind of regular white horseradish? Approximately how much French Fried onions did you use? Sorry for so many questions, but the first time I make a recipe, I would like to have some peramaters to go by. Thank you very much. Tammy

    • What I really like about this recipe is that you can vary it depending on what size salmon you have. What I get varies. How much horseradish sauce and fried onions depends on how big your pieces of salmon are. For the horseradish sauce I used creamy horseradish sauce and I spread a thin layer over the top of the salmon. You can use more though if you want. Then I used enough fried onions to cover the top of the salmon. I usually give more measurements with my recipes, but this one really depends on how large of a piece a salmon you use. You can use any size you want and any type of salmon you want. Let me know if you have any more questions.