I had been wanting to make Oven Baked Salmon with a cream sauce for a long time. I finally got around to it and thought this would be something nice to make for two…or you could bake an entire Salmon to feed at least 4 people.
Ingredients (2 people):
approximately 1 lb salmon
1/2 cup whip cream — less or more depending on the amount of cream you want to use
1/2 cup milk (preferably fat free milk)– if you use less cream you can add more milk
1 teaspoon flour
1/2 teaspoon starch
1 teaspoon garlic –finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper
red pepper (optional)
dry parsley flakes (optional)
steam vegetables –you can buy a ready bag or fresh vegetables of your choice to steam
Steam the vegetables (or boil in water) and while they are steaming prepare the fish. Place the salmon on a baking sheet after covering the sheet baking sheet with foil. Add salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and, garlic powder to the Salmon. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and once the oven is ready place the Salmon into the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Note: after the vegetables are ready you can add some salt and pepper to the vegetables to add some flavor.
For the Sauce:
Heat the butter (on medium low heat) in a pot and then add the flour and stir the contents around until the flour is mixed in well with the butter. Add the milk, cream, starch and mix all the ingredients. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper then stir all the contents. If you want the sauce to be thicker leave it on the stove top a bit longer and constantly stir the sauce.
Once everything is ready you can serve the Salmon with a bit of the cream sauce on top. Note: the sauce can be a bit creamy and does get thick fast, so don’t leave it on the stove top for too long if you don’t want it to thicken too much.