Baked Salmon with Amazing Lemon Sauce by Perco
February 22, 2023

Baked Salmon with Amazing Lemon Sauce

Baked Salmon with Amazing Lemon Sauce

Delicious baked salmon with crispy potatoes, broccoli, and the most incredible life-changing lemon sauce smothered on top of it all. Restaurant bistro-style eating, made at home with The Pan. The lemon sauce is a showstopper. It’s creamy and rich and light all at the same time. It starts with shallots and gets infused with a few sprigs of fresh thyme and finished with a little sizzle of lemon juice, a recipe your whole household is sure to love!

Servings: 3-4

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes; 5-15 minutes to prepare & 50-60 minutes to cook.

What you’ll need to make the Baked Salmon with Amazing Lemon Sauce

Lemon Herb Sauce:

  • 6–8 tbsp. butter
  • 1–2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 shallot - minced
  • 2–3 sprigs of fresh thyme (dried if you cannot find fresh)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley or basil - chopped
  • Salt and pepper - to taste

Main Entrée:

  • 1 lb. small gold potatoes - cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2–3 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1–2 lbs. salmon - cut into 2-4 filets
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
How to prepare the dish: 
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Add the potatoes to the pan and toss with a little bit of olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes until lightly browned and delicious.
    3. While the potatoes are roasting, make your sauce. Melt the butter over medium low heat in The Pan. Add the garlic, shallot, and thyme sprigs; sauté for 3-5 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add broth and cream; bring to a low simmer. Let the sauce hang out over low heat until it starts to thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove the thyme sprigs. Whisk in the lemon juice, stir in the herbs, and season with salt and pepper. Give it a taste. Yes, you’re in heaven now!
    4. Add the potatoes, broccoli and the salmon to The Pan. Toss or brush with a little more oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the salmon is fully cooked.
    5. Serve salmon, potatoes, and broccoli with big spoonfuls of sauce, more herbs, and more lemon wedges. This is living!