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.
Sides to Pair with It
If you like this salmon recipe, check out these others:
- Chili Maple Glazed Salmon
- Herb Butter Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes and Green Beans
- 3-Ingredient Dijon Salmon (In 10 Minutes!)
- Sheet Pan Salmon with Sage Pesto and Root Vegetables
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.
- 2 cups horseradish root, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup water
- Dash fine pink sea salt
- 3 tbsp vinegar
- 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
- 1 lb. wild-caught salmon filets
July 31, 2015
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