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    The 15 BEST Sauces for Salmon

    Are you looking to give your dinner a big boost of flavor? Look no further than these sauces for salmon!

    Whether you’re trying to make something simple and delicious or blow away guests with a gourmet dinner, adding a flavorful sauce will take your dish up a notch.

    Here we’ve compiled some easy yet creative sauce ideas that work well with salmon and are sure to impress anyone.

    Read on and discover some of the best sauces for salmon that will take your dish from ordinary to extraordinary!

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    Sauces for Salmon:

    1. Firecracker Sauce

    firecracker salmon

    This Firecracker Salmon is a super easy and super delish meal that must become part of your rotation. It has an amazing Asian sauce and whips up in about 20 minutes.

    If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your new go-to recipes.

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    2. Aji Verde (Peruvian Green Sauce)

    aji verde

    Any grilled or baked meats get an instant upgrade with this this bright green Peruvian sauce. Aji Verde, the most popular sauce out of Peruvian cuisine, is just a quick blend away.

    It’s creamy, herby, and oh so good over grilled or baked salmon!

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    3. Remoulade


    Jazz up your food with these two different versions of Louisiana Style Remoulade.

    If you need a new dip or spread for your blackened salmon, give these easy and incredibly tasty mixes a try!

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    4. Honey Mustard Sauce

    honey mustard salmon

    This easy Baked Honey Mustard Salmon recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner, or company meal!

    It’s brushed with a honey mustard glaze that perfectly compliments the natural flavor of the fish, then baked in foil to keep the flesh moist, and for easy cleanup.

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    5. Teriyaki Sauce

    teriyaki sauce

    This Teriyaki Sauce recipe is going to be your new kitchen superstar! Skip the jarred stuff that might be tempting you at the supermarket, homemade is the only way to go… in just 10 minutes!

    With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a marinade that rivals even the best Japanese restaurant. Just try it and see.

    Once you put this amazing flavor enhancer to use, your family is going to be asking for more!

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    6. Pesto Sauce

    pesto sauce

    Basil + pine nuts + garlic + parmesan + extra-virgin olive oil = PESTO

    And, of course, a little coarse salt and a dash of lemon juice and you are in Pesto Paradise… See it has a simple soul!! Yet green magic happens in your jar. Are you ready for this classic fresh taste of summer?

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    7. Mango Salsa

    salmon with mango salsa

    Treat yourself to this delicious meal today… Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa!

    This moist, tender salmon has so many different layers of flavors. Tangy, lemony, buttery salmon flakes with a slight kick from our spice mix rub, combined with vibrant refreshing mango salsa.

    Every single bite, a salmon bliss!

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    8. Jerk Sauce

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    Tell me, how many hot peppers can you handle? This Jamaican Jerk Marinade is a flavor BOMB!

    It’s literally an explosion of flavors, where hot peppers, spices, herbs and a hint of sweetness sing in perfect harmony. This island marinade tastes robust yet complex, exotic and lively.

    Nothing in this world beats the jerk aroma when that salmon hits the grill.

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    9. Yum Yum Sauce

    yum yum sauce

    Yum Yum Sauce… the name says it all! This tasty mayo-based sauce is all the rage in Hibachi restaurants, and once you make it at home, you’ll see why!

    Just a quick stir of a few basic ingredients you already have on hand, and you’ll be all ready for unlimited dipping and drizzling.

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    10. Alfredo Sauce

    alfredo sauce

    Alfredo is surely one of the most popular pasta sauces, and for good reason!

    The simple combination of butter, cream and cheese is as delectable as it is simple. It’s commonly eaten with fettuccine or short pasta, and goes great with salmon.

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    11. Maple Pecan Sauce

    maple pecan salmon with sweet potato mash, roasted asperagus and fresh lemon slices on a blue plate

    Sweet, salty, buttery, crunchy and just a tad bit spicy. This maple pecan salmon is a great for a quick weeknight dinner, but can also impress your guests!

    Plus, it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!

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    12. Harissa Sauce


    Are you ready to add some serious flavor to your table? Then you need to try Harissa!

    It’s a beautiful condiment with exotic taste and a bit of kick (don’t worry, you can adjust the heat).

    This paste is a simple preparation of peppers, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and some other flavor enhancers. Give this one a try, we were blown away by the flavors!

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    13. Cilantro Mint Chutney

    cilantro mint chutney in a glass storage jar with lemons in the background and cilantro and jalepenos in the foreground

    This Cilantro Mint Chutney is my kind of green magic sauce. I call it magic because it can go with so many of your meals.

    It’s mildly spicy, zingy, tangy, minty, herby and the coolest thing you will ever make. The flavors will explode in your mouth.

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    14. Hollandaise Sauce

    hollandaise sauce

    Hollandaise Sauce is one of the classic sauces, and a mainstay in French cuisine. It’s a staple on eggs benedict, and goes great with pan seared salmon.

    But… it’s kind of intimidating, isn’t it? Not anymore! The traditional method requires careful attention, constant stirring. Then, there’s the new blender method, which anyone can master in no time.

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    15. Chermoula


    Chermoula!! Doesn’t it sound good? This is one of the words that feel endearing. It sure is perky and zingy!

    This sauce of fresh herbs mixed with earthy subtle spices has the power to turn simple into sublime.

    It’s a staple in South Africa with all of their grilled meats, and is one of our favorite sauces for salmon.

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    So there you go, fifteen great sauces for salmon. The only question now is, which will you try first?

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    15 BEST Sauces for Salmon

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes

    Bring on the flavor with these great Sauces for Salmon! All of these easy recipes will bring a big boost to your table!


    • 4 Tbsp brown mustard
    • 3 Tbsp honey
    • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1.5 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper


    1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

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