Salmon with asparagus and rice

Salmon with Spiced Beurre Blanc

An easy Salmon recipe with spiced beurre blanc is a classy dinner recipe that comes together quickly! Perfect weeknight dinner for your family but impressive enough to serve to special guests.

This easy salmon recipe is rubbed with a spice blend, quickly seared on one side and then baked in the oven until done while you get the rest of your meal together.

If you loved my Basil Lime Chicken recipe or Chicken Shawarma dinner, then you’ll love this Salmon recipe that is full of flavor and fast and easy to make!

This easy salmon recipe can be done in stages by applying the rub and making the sauce ahead of time. Then just sear off the salmon 10 or 12 minutes before you want to serve it. As the salmon bakes, reheat the sauce and add the butter.

Health Benefits of Salmon

There are numerous health benefits to eating salmon. Salmon is a great source of protein, potassium, and selenium (a mineral that protects bone health), improves thyroid function, and reduces the risk of cancer.

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, decrease the risk of heart disease, aid in weight control, and protect brain health.

This healthy main dish for dinner is the perfect choice for a fast family meal but is impressive when served to guests.

Delicious spice rub on a salmon fillet

The Versatility of Salmon

You’ll be surprised to find that even people who say they don’t like fish will love salmon.

Salmon doesn’t have the fishy taste that turns some people off of fish. It is meaty and lighter than red meat but satisfies meat-eaters with its flavor and versatility.

Salmon can be served with the skin on since the skin is edible. But baking the skin can make it a bit rubbery and not very appealling.

For this reason, I recommend removing the skin from your salmon for this recipe.

Salmon can be prepared in so many ways and cooks very quickly which makes it perfect for weeknight dinners. If you live in an area that allows you to get fresh salmon, please take advantage of it and eat it often!

But the good news is that frozen fish is amazing as well! According to the Wild Alaskan Company, freezing a fresh fish shortly after it’s caught is the only way to essentially lock in all the fresh goodness that wild salmon has to offer.

Because the fish is frozen very quickly after being caught, it is at its peak and will retain all of the flavor and health benefits of eating fresh fish.

Salmon fillet flaked off with fork in spice beurre blanc.

What is Beurre Blanc

Beurre blanc is a warm emulsified creamy sauce made with butter, onions or shallots, and vinegar or lemon juice and is often served with seafood dishes.

It is important to whisk the softened butter into the reduction off the heat to prevent separation.

I have added spices to this sauce to amp up the flavor. It is delicious when served with this salmon and also when spooned over side dishes like rice!

You can make this easy salmon recipe without the beurre blanc but it is easy to make and offers such a flavor punch, it is worth the extra couple of minutes!

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Salmon with Spiced Beurre Blanc

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 476 kcal


For the Beurre Blanc

  • 120 mL 1/2 cup whisky
  • 60 mL 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon shallots or onions finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter cut in cubes and cold
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salmon

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets skinned, 4 ounces each


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a small saucepan, combine whiskey, pineapple juice, vinegar, paprika, garlic, and shallots or onions over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce until thickened and liquid is mostly evaporated. Stir in honey, tomato paste, and Worcestershire. Remove from heat and set aside until almost ready to serve.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, and spices for the salmon. Rub on the top side of the salmon fillets. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil until it is very hot. Sear the salmon, rub side down until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to lined baking sheet with the browned side up. Once all of the fillets are seared, bake until the fillets flake easily and the salmon is done, bout 10 minutes.
  • Briefly reheat the beurre blanc sauce until hot but not boiling and then remove from heat. Stir in the cubed butter until melted. Spoon sauce on plate and place fillet on top. You can also spoon over the fillets.


Serve with creamy rice and roasted asparagus for a delicious meal!


Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 34gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 1330mgPotassium: 966mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1156IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 2mg
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