I love seafood. I could eat fish every day, but the husband doesn’t really like it much. I have been able to get him to eat a few things over the last 17 years, like these Fried Shrimp and these Fish Tacos, and on occasion he will eat a crab leg or two. Since we don’t go out to eat often, I rarely get to eat much fish. It’s usually to much for me to try and cook a meal for him and then seafood for the rest of us, so I don’t get to have it as often as I would like.
I found this lovely piece of salmon today at the store and I just couldn’t resist it.
Salmon is one of my favorite kinds of fish, I especially like it in sushi! There are so many ways you can prepare and eat salmon, the list is practically endless. This is one of my favorite ways to make and eat it. If you don’t like the spicy sauce, you can use the recipe to cook it and then add it to a salad or serve it with pasta, or whatever floats your boat.
It is very easy to prepare and only takes 20 minutes to bake. You can serve it warm or cold, either way it is great.
**This recipe is gluten free. Both Kraft and Inglehoffer brand horseradish are GF.
Salmon with Spicy Sauce
- 1 piece of salmon (this piece was about 2.5 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil (you could use olive oil)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- horseradish sauce
- cayenne pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using a basting brush, coat both sides of your salmon with the oil and salt and pepper and place on a baking dish. Cook for 20 minutes.
While your salmon is cooking you can make up the sauce. It is the same sauce I use on my fried shrimp (see link above).
You are basically going to use equal parts horseradish and ketchup. I used about 3 tablespoons of each this time. This particular brand of horseradish was very strong, so I ended up using a little more ketchup. I think I may prefer the Kraft Creamy Horseradish to this particular brand because of the lumpy texture.
Put them in a bowl and use a whisk to mix it all up. Sprinkle in the cayenne pepper according to how hot you want to make it, and whisk it up again.