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Fish and Shellfish, Mains, Pescatarian, Roast

Mayonnaise-Roasted Side of Salmon

Mayonnaise-Roasted Side of Salmon
Evan Sung / For The Times

The key to silky salmon is to avoid overcooking and to slather it with this mustard-mayonnaise sauce. Rich, salty and a little sweet, the mix burnishes onto the lightly spiced fish. Read more

30 minutes. Serves 12.
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 whole skinless side of salmon (3 to 4 pounds)
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ancho chile
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro or dill
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Step 1Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper.

Step 2Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, miso and honey until smooth. Put the salmon on the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with salt and then the ancho chile. Spread the miso mixture on top to evenly coat.

Step 3Roast until medium-rare, 15 to 20 minutes. A thin-bladed knife inserted into the thickest part should slide through with a little resistance. After you remove the knife, touch the flat side to the skin above your lip; it should feel warm. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve warm with lime wedges.

The miso sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days before spreading on the fish.

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