This is unbelievably good and the idea came to me after I made my Big Mac salad yesterday. I was sitting in bed at 2 am thinking of how I can get more creative and thought “ why don’t I bake salmon with my Mac Sauce ” and see what happens. It was either going to be an epic fail or something magical. It is the best salmon recipe I have made to date and I am not exaggerating. The crunch and saltiness from the pickles is everything and the sauce pairs perfectly. For this recipe you will need:
Mac Sauce Salmon
- ¼ cup Vegenaise or any mayo
- ¼ cup sour cream — any you like
- ¼ cup plain yogurt — or leave it out
- tablespoon tomato paste
- 1-2 teaspoons sriracha is optional or any hot sauce you like
- heaping tablespoon honey dijon
- 1-2 finely diced dill pickles
- 1-2 tablespoons pickle juice
- 2 salmon fillets or any fish
- small drizzle of olive oil
- dash of salt and pepper
- parsley or dill for garnish optional
- Finely dice the pickles or you can use 1 tablespoon of relish instead of the pickles or pickle juice. Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing and set it aside.
- Pre-heat the oven to 400°F and place the salmon fillets on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add a little drizzle of olive oil in a heaping tablespoon on each file of the sauce.
- Add a touch of salt and pepper and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and the fish flakes off. Cooking time will depend on the size of the fish fillet as well as your oven so keep an eye on it.
- For smaller fillets that could take 10 to 15 minutes. Serve on top of mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash and optionally drizzle on more sauce. Parsley or dill is optional, enjoy.