Baked Salmon with Mayonnaise

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This baked salmon with mayonnaise takes fresh salmon filets and coats them in a rich, sweet, and spicy glaze made with mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, garlic, and lime. It's a delicious, versatile fish dish everyone will love.

Closeup shot of bake salmon with mayonnaise over rice.

Baked salmon with mayonnaise takes classic baked salmon and kicks it up with a delicious glaze that's sweet, spicy, and just a bit creamy. It's a zesty, delicious take on baked salmon, and my family loves it. Yours will, too!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It's an easy recipe that even beginners can make.
  • The sauce is rich, sweet, and only slightly spicy.
  • It's a family-friendly meal that even the kids will love.

Top Tip

Let the fish marinate in the mayonnaise mixture for at least 30 minutes so the filets can soak up all that delicious flavor.

Baked salmon with mayonnaise on bed of rice.

Ingredients

This recipe uses just a few simple ingredients to deliver its delicious flavor. You'll find everything you need in your kitchen and one quick trip to the grocery store.

All the ingredients you need for this recipe are listed here, but you can find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Skinless salmon filets
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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Instructions

This simple recipe is ready in just about an hour, and 30 minutes of that is letting the filets marinate! It's quick, easy, and delicious.

1: Combine the marinade ingredients.

 Closeup overhead shot of marinade ingredients.

2: Coat the salmon in the sauce and refrigerate the fillets for at least 30 minutes.

3: Place the fillets on a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Overhead shot of unbaked salmon filets coated in mayo marinade.

4: Bake the filets to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.

Overhead shot of baked salmon with mayonnaise on baking sheet.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add red pepper flakes for a spicy version of this recipe.
  • Use your favorite brand of mayonnaise for this recipe.
  • You can use any firm fish with this mayonnaise sauce.
  • Lemon juice can be used in place of lime juice.
  • If you don't have a fresh lime, you can use bottle lime juice.

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Foil
Closeup shot of baked salmon filet with mayo sauce on bed of rice.

Storage

Refrigerate this salmon for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, wrap the fillets individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to a month in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag. Defrost before reheating.

To reheat the filets, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350 until heated through.

What to Serve with Baked Salmon with Mayo

This delicious salmon recipe is quite versatile and can be paired with a variety of sides to create a full, delicious meal.

Tips for Making the Best Baked Salmon with Mayonnaise

  • Marinate the salmon for at least 30 minutes so it can soak up the flavor.
  • Be sure to spray your foil with non-stick spray to prevent sticking.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven as soon as it reaches 145 degrees to prevent overcooking.
Closeup shot of flaked baked salmon with mayonnaise over rice.

FAQ

Is sweet chili sauce hot?

Sweet chili sauce is warm, not hot. It's actually more sweet than anything, and its heat is so mild that even kids enjoy it.

Why do you bake salmon with mayonnaise?

A mayonnaise sauce helps infuse flavor into the fish and keeps it moist while it bakes, as well.

How do you know when salmon is done?

Salmon is finished cooking when it flakes easily with a fork and the flesh is opaque.

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Yield: 4 servings

Baked Salmon with Mayo

Baked Salmon with Mayo

Baked salmon with mayonnaise adds a rich, spicy glaze to firm, tender salmon to create a dish that's a bit sweet, spicy, and so delicious.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 - 4 oz skinless salmon filets
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, minced garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Mix well.
  2. Add salmon filets, coating them completely in the sauce.
  3. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  5. Place marinated salmon filets on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Bake salmon for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145ºF.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 476Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 83mgSodium 831mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 26g

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