If your family is like mine, you spend a lot of time shopping at warehouse stores such as Costco or Sam’s Club. The groceries are often priced at a great value, but packaged in huge quantities. Whenever I pass by the beautiful slabs of fresh salmon, I’m tempted to buy a package. If I’m not having people over, the thought of eating salmon every day for a week usually changes my mind.
We discovered a new recipe when we hosted a pot luck Christmas party with friends a few weeks ago. Our dear friend Anne borrowed our kitchen to make her new salmon dish. She brought three ingredients, assembled them, and popped them in the oven. About 30 minutes later, a delicious main course was served! By the end of the night, every delicious morsel had been eaten.
1 cup mayonnaise (may use regular or low fat)
1 packet onion soup mix (any brand)
1 large salmon fillet from Costco
Stir the onion soup mix into the mayonnaise. Refrigerate the sauce until ready to bake.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the salmon on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Be sure the pan is deep enough to catch any drippings.
- Cover the top of the salmon with the onion-mayo sauce.
- Bake approximately 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. When your kitchen fills with the scent of onions and salmon, start checking the fish. The internal temperature of the thickest portion should reach 140 degrees. If you don’t have a cooking thermometer, the fish should flake easily with a fork when fully cooked.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. The sauce will turn into a tasty brown crust that keeps the fish moist and tender. Delicious!
Serve over a bed of rice and a side of steamed spinach for a super healthy, easy meal.
We’ve also prepared the salmon by seasoning it with salt and pepper and grilling on a hickory plank as well as sprinkling it with Hawaiian salt and olive oil before baking. We’d love to hear how you prepare your Costco salmon.
Please check out our other recipes. Many of them have 5 ingredients or less!