Salmon in Creamy Silk Sauce Recipe -
Salmon in Creamy Silk Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Salmon in Creamy Silk Sauce

Recipe by  

"A delicious, elegant and easy way to impress your company! Thick, rich and creamy silk sauce has a wonderful lightly sweet flavor!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 filets Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Tear a 2 foot piece of parchment paper and place lemon slices in the middle, lengthwise. Place fresh rosemary and thyme on top of lemon slices. Lay salmon filets on top of herbs. Divide 1 tablespoon of butter among each filet. Fold and seal the parchment paper being careful that the lemon slices and herbs stay on the bottom. Wrap another piece of parchment paper tightly around the fish.
  2. Place fish packet into a double boiler for 25 to 30 minutes. While fish is cooking, make the sauce.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of butter, olive oil, garlic and onion; cook and stir on medium heat for 15 minutes, until onions are transparent. Do not over brown. Pour in heavy cream and cook until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat.
  4. Pour the hot butter mixture into a blender. Add fresh mint and blend on high for 10 to 15 seconds. Pour back into the saucepan to warm and thicken for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not let it sit too long, or it will begin to break down.
  5. When fish is done, remove from parchment paper and pace on a warm plate. Spoon sauce over top of fish.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2003

This is my family's favorite dish! It is always requested for company and other special occasions. It is easy and fast, and great served with Fresh Steamed Broccoli and Wild Rice!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 18, 2006

This recipe was fairly good. I was expecting more depth to the flavor. I definitely enjoyed trying something new and this was a method of preparing salmon I had not tried before. The only changes I made was to add a bit more onion and garlic. I may or may not make this recipe again.


25 Ratings

Dec 23, 2005

The sauce and herbs sound like a great combonation, but the cooking technique is a mystery. How do you put a long package of parchament wrapped salmon in a double boiler. Can you bake this on a cookie sheet?

Aug 05, 2003

I used tin foil instead of parchment paper and lemon juice instead of lemon, since that is all I had. I used my spagetti pot (since it doesn't get much used when I am off the carbs) and used it like a steamer. The salmon was very tender and moist. All the herbs I used were dried. I thought it was very good, but next time I might consider adding some wine or something to the sauce, seems like it needs a little more flavor. I would say that I used more garlic and onion than was called for and just seemed a bit bland for my taste, but I would make this again

Oct 05, 2012

Very nice mint sauce. It's has a light, fresh taste that complements the salmon nicely. When baking the salmon, I just spray a layer of cooking spray on parchment paper, lay down the salmon, and added lemon slices and herbs on top. I cooked it on 325 degrees for about 35 minutes and it came out just perfect. I will be making this again!

Jan 05, 2005

This was wonderful! I used a hand blender right in the pan for the sauce and added a dab more garlic. I also used foil as an outer wrapping on the packets. The salmon was tender, moist, full of flavour and smelled incredible cooking. Looks sophisicated and impressive, but it was so easy to cook.

Jan 16, 2007

I only used this recipe for the sauce... I added some white cooking wine and old bay garlic and herb seasoning and thought it turned out rather well. Delicate flavor that complimented the salmon. Will make again.

Dec 26, 2005

Very nice flavor and I used talapia fillets instead of salmon. My one complaint was that after 25 min the butter wasn't even melted and I had the water on a low boil the entire time. So, popped it in the micro for 4 min on hi and it was done and flaky!!!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 708 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 209 mg
  • 70%
  • Fat
  • 65.4 g
  • 101%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Crunchy Kale Snacks
Crunchy Kale Snacks

Kale is the healthy, green leaf that transforms into a crunchy snack chip in your oven.

So Many Pork Chop Recipes
So Many Pork Chop Recipes

You can't go wrong choosing from over 400 pork chop recipes with ratings and tips!

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Creamy Salmon and Leek Pasta

See how to make a simple springtime pasta with salmon.

Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Ideal pairing of salmon with butter sauce, dill and lemon.

Lemon-Pepper Salmon II

Oven-broiled salmon, glazed with butter and soy sauce.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States