To Die For Wasabi Salmon – Really!

This. Is. So. Good. The Hubs and I love this salmon. We eat it at least two times a month. Usually more.

It doesn’t hurt that the Hubs and two of our sons took a fishing trip to Alaska last summer and I have a freezer full of salmon, and halibut, and rockfish. I love fish. I could never be a vegetarian because I would miss fish too much. I guess it’s a real thing that you can eat too much fish, so I try not to eat it at every meal!

Here they are on their early morning flight to Alaska.

The men (My boys are men! Sigh. It went by way too fast. ) had a great time hanging out together, fishing, bonding, fishing, laughing, fishing, and just enjoying the beauty of Alaska. Oh yeah, and also fishing!

Look at that beauty caught on the Kenai River.

I make this salmon so often that I don’t even have a recipe written down. People ask me to send it to them and usually I just shoot them a quick text with instructions.  I figure this blog is a good place to finally write down the details. It is adapted from a recipe that my sister-in-law, Laura, gave to me years ago. I don’t know the recipe’s source but I am sure grateful to whoever came up with this wonderful combination of flavors.

Start out with your beautiful salmon.

Then mix the wasabi paste and mayo. I sometimes substitute plain yogurt or half yogurt and half mayo. Depends on what kind of mood I am in! It’s great either way. I use Roland Foods Wasabi Paste. I’ve found at my neighborhood Barons Marketplace and also at WinCo.

Spread the mixture on the salmon and drizzle with Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce. This is the absolute best teriyaki sauce in the world! I am not exaggerating. Such a rich flavor. Not too sweet and there are sesame seeds mixed right in it. Perfect! Once in a while I will find it in a larger size at Costco and I always snatch it up. I wish it was there all the time. You know the Costco saying. “If you see it, buy it, or it won’t be there next time!”

Bake for a bit and then enjoy the best salmon! You will crave this salmon. You will dream about this salmon. You will rave about this salmon. You will want to share it with everyone. Really!

To Die For Wasabi Salmon

Serves: 4


2 lbs. Salmon filets

1/2 cup mayo (or plain yogurt or a mixture or both)

3/4 to 1 tsp. Roland wasabi paste (adjust wasabi to taste. You may find you want to use a little less)

2 Tbsp. Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce for drizzle


Preheat oven to 425°.

Spray baking pan with cooking spray and place salmon in pan.

Mix mayo and wasabi paste together until smooth. Spread mixture over the top of the salmon,

Drizzle with teriyaki sauce.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until salmon flakes but is still moist. Don’t over bake or you will end up with very dry salmon!

Calories per serving: 290

WW Plus points per serving: 8




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