Easy enough for family, fancy enough for company--moist, flavorful salmon showcasing the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Arrange salmon on the baking sheet and spread with equal amounts mayonnaise. Top with hazelnuts and sprinkle with tarragon, orange zest, salt and pepper.

  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 22.2g 44% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 21.2g 33% DV; cholesterol 55.8mg 19% DV; sodium 554.9mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
We loved this! It gets high marks for simple fresh taste - doesn't cover the flavor of the salmon - and it's a breeze to prepare. I added a little Orange juice to the mayo and tarragon and mixed it up before I spread it onto the fish. I served fresh asparagus sauted in butter and some crusty dinner rolls. NO LEFT OVERS! Thanks so much! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
Lacking a little flavor but the fish was very nice and moist. Read More
(7)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2006
We loved this! It gets high marks for simple fresh taste - doesn't cover the flavor of the salmon - and it's a breeze to prepare. I added a little Orange juice to the mayo and tarragon and mixed it up before I spread it onto the fish. I served fresh asparagus sauted in butter and some crusty dinner rolls. NO LEFT OVERS! Thanks so much! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I have made this many times to rave reviews. Easy looks lovely on the plate. I mixed in a Tbsp or so of orange juice to the mayo mixture. Also used a pinch of dried tarragon as I did not have fresh worked out fine. Think I might try crushed macadamia nuts next time. This one is a KEEPER! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
Loved it! I used regular mayo and mixed in some dijon mustard. My husband thought this was the best salmon recipe we've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2008
I followed your basic recipe EXCEPT I added a couple teaspoons of honey Dijon mustard to regular mayo (as suggested by another reviewer) and used almonds dill & lemon zest instead of hazelnuts tarragon & orange zest. I also added a light sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese to the salmon 5 minutes before the fish was done. Served with lemon wedges. YUM! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
Awesome! My boyfriend ate the entire thing in 3 min he loved it so much. I made a few changes I used half the amount of recommended mayo (i used regular mayo not fat free) and doubled the orange zest which I added straight to the mayo. I also squeezed a little juice from the orange into the mayo then spread it onto the fish. I used macadamia nuts instead of hazelnuts because I couldn't find any hazelnuts in my grocery store and I didn't add any salt since the macadamia nuts already had salt on them. It came out delicious! Will definitely make this again! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
I have made this recipe several times and it is a winner! Like several of the previous reviewers I used low fat mayo a little juice from the orange and dijon mustard. I mixed all my ingredients together and top the salmon. The salmon is VERY moist and always gets rave reviews. I love cooking and this recipe is so easy it's almost embarassing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
I've been making this recipe for a couple of years now and can't find one to top it! Every time I make it everyone raves about it. You can also use almonds pecans walnuts etc... I usually serve it with the Lemon Dill Rice recipe on this site and steamed carrots. Absolutely wonderful! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
I wasn't as into this as my husband was but I'm not a huge salmon fan to begin with. I followed the original recipe except: 2 tsp fresh tarragon was replaced with 2 tsp dried tarragon; orange zest was replaced with rehydrated orange peel from penzey's; and i forgot the salt/pepper. added the salt after it came out -- no need for pepper! it looked very pretty. next time i'll try almonds. might enjoy that better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
This was awesome. Looks and tastes reallllly good. I didn't really follow the exact measurements for ingredients because I think you can totally eyeball how much mayo to spread and how much salt/hazelnuts/pepper to sprinkle. I did not have any tarragon on hand so I sprinkled a few rosemary leaves in the middle of each salmon piece. I also didn't use any orange zest. The timing for the baking was perfect. The salmon was moist and flaked with the touch of the fork perfectly. =) yummm. Oh and I served each salmon piece on top of a bed of spring salad on each plate. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
Lacking a little flavor but the fish was very nice and moist. Read More
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