Horseradish Salmon

Did you know fresh horseradish was a thing? After making this super fun and delicious Horseradish Salmon you’ll be a convert! Fresh horseradish tops this salmon and then broiled on top to form a crust for a unique weeknight dinner. 

Fresh Horseradish Crusted Salmon

Salmon is hands down one of my favorite ways to put a quick dinner on the table, and this Horseradish Crusted Salmon is no exception. It is flavorful, unique and simple to put together. To make it you process fresh horsersadish, mix it together with a few common pantry staples and then top the salmon before broiling the whole thing. The horseradish forms a crust on top and adds a nice flavor and texture to the finished salmon. Serve with a simple side of steamed or roasted veggies and dinner, or your favorite side dish and dinner is served!

Tips for Working with Fresh Horseradish

In case you’ve never worked with fresh horseradish before, we’ve got a few tips for you. You can find it in your local grocery store likely in the produce refrigerator near the mushrooms. It has a rough brown skin on it, similar to a celery root and might come wrapped in clear plastic.

Before using, you’ll want to peel off the brown skin. This recipe calls for adding it to the food processor and until processing it until it is finely shredded. You could do it by hand but it’s pretty labor intensive and is very pungent. 

And to that effect, no matter which way you process it, do be careful of the odor! It’s strong. So don’t stick your face close to it or take deep breathes in. At this point you may be wondering if it’s going to be too much on top of the salmon, but after adding the additional ingredients to it (namely vinegar) and baking it, it helps mellow it out.

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Horseradish Crusted Salmon

Did you know fresh horseradish was a thing? After making this super fun and delicious Horseradish Salmon you'll be a convert! Fresh horseradish tops is broiled on top to form a crust for a unique weeknight dinner. 

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine American
Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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    Homemade Horseradish

  • 2 cups horseradish root, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Dash fine pink sea salt
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup horseradish
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • Optional: herbs of choice
  • Optional: 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • Other

  • 1 lb. wild-caught salmon filets


  • Combine horseradish root and water in food processor
  • Pulse until horseradish is ground
  • Remove and add sea salt and vinegar*, mix well
  • When ready to make your crust, line baking sheet with foil or parchment and lay salmon out
  • In a bowl combine crust ingredients and mix to combine
  • Brush over salmon filets
  • Broil on high for 7-9 minutes
  • Recipe Notes

  • *The longer you wait to add vinegar, the stronger the horseradish will be.

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    July 31, 2015

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    10 responses to “Horseradish Salmon”

    1. Tanya says:

      Hi Lexi, I am confused about the recipe…do you brush the crust ingredients on both sides of the salmon or one side only? And when you broil the salmon, do you just broil it on one side? Or you’ve to flip to the other side halfway thru? Thanks!

    2. Renee Frazier says:

      what type of vinegar do you use here?? Thanks and have a great day!!

    3. Laura Vieira says:


      Great recipe, quick and easy, perfect for middle of the week dinner.

      Do you have a link for the broccoli?


    4. Justyn says:

      Can’t wait to try this!!! Just wanted to check on the ingredients list. The 1st ingredient in 2 cups horseradish and the 5th ingredient is 1 1/2 cups horse radish. Thanks!

    5. sherri says:

      I would like to make this for guests that dont eat kitniyot. What can I sub the dijon with?

    6. Maggie says:

      Do I have to make the horseradish? Or can I just use already made kind? Looking for something tonight and I have no time to go to the store. Thanks!

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