Zesty Baked Salmon with spicy Lemon Mayo

Baked Salmon

Do I love Salmon? No. Is it really easy to season and bake? Yes. When I don’t feel like slaving over the stove, or babysitting the fryer, my Zesty Baked Salmon is a great option. Pro-tip: The recipe calls for mayo, but you can also use miracle whip!

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When you don’t source your meats by fishing or hunting, you’re unfortunately forced to choose from whatever options your local grocer offers. At my local H-E-B, you’ll find salmon, shrimp, catfish, and crab legs. Though, If you’re balling, there are a few other options like whole redfish, mahi mahi, and rainbow trout. I’m surprised I was able to rattle off those details because I can’t afford any of them.

The truth about this recipe is that it belongs to my mother-in-law, but because she doesn’t have a blog, it’s now all mine (insert evil laughter).

This baked salmon recipe is super easy and consists of only five ingredients. If you’re looking for a quick, weeknight meal, add this to your rotation. What we like about this recipe (aside from low maintenance) is the zesty kick from the lemon and hot sauce.

Louisiana Hot Sauce is a household staple, but feel free to use whatever is in your pantry. I also added some lemon juice and lemon zest because I found that it highlighted the flavors of the fish a bit more.

Baked Salmon with Lemon Mayo

5 -Ingredient Zesty Baked Salmon

Black Allergy Mama
This 5 ingredient salmon recipe is the perfect week night meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 8 oz

    Atlantic Salmon Filet
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise (or Vegan Mayo)
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Zest
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Tabasco (Or favorite Hot Sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 F, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
    Mix together the mayonnaise, lemon zest, garlic and hot sauce, season the salmon with salt and pepper – add to prepared baking dish. Add mayonnaise mixture to top of salmon and bake for 10 minutes or unto salmon flakes.
Keyword dinner, seafood, week night meal

See.. told you it was easy!

Do you have a favorite salmon recipe that your family loves? Share it below. I am always looking for more ways to prepare this deliciously flaky fish.

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