Horseradish Ginger Salmon

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A little east meets west-ish moment. A terrific easy salmon dinner.

Horseradish Ginger Salmon / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman /

You may have noticed by now the abundance of salmon recipes on this site. No accident—it’s my favorite fish, and probably all of my boys as well (not that they have all that much of a choice).

Table setting with horseradish-ginger salmon, penne and sugar snap peas, and a glass of wine.

And one of the best ways to eat salmon is raw, as in sushi or sashimi, which I do NOT make at home, but eat whenever I can.

Wasabi is a Japanese horseradish and, therefore, an excellent companion and frequent compatriot to ginger and soy sauce in Japanese cuisine, including (clearly) sushi. The richness of salmon is so perfectly paired up with the sinus-clearly sharp heat of wasabi.

Horseradish Ginger Salmon and penne with sugar snap peas on gray plate

So this got me thinking. What if using regular jarred horseradish (which figures prominently in Jewish, German, and Eastern European cooking) would be a good swap in? Also, sinus-clearing spicy, at least in larger doses.

I flung together a few ingredients, and we were all quite happy with this East-sort-of-meets-West fish dish. A little spicy, but not too ( we still want to taste that salmon, right?). You could bump up the amount if you like your spicy SPICY.

Gray plate featuring Horseradish Ginger Salmon and pasta with sugar snap peas

A simple salad or some sautéed vegetables or greens would be nice on the side. I plated this up one night for company with some Pasta with Ramps, Edamame, and Sugar Snap Peas in a Light Parmesan Cream Sauce and topped the fish with Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa. Not too shabby, right?

Horseradish Ginger Salmon on gray plate with snap pea and penne side dish.

I will probably try this again with some wasabi paste…

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Horseradish Ginger Salmon on gray plate with penne dish and other sides.

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Horseradish Ginger Salmon

A little east meets west-ish moment. A terrific easy salmon dinner.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • 4 7 to 8-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic


  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  • Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray or lightly brush with any kind of oil.  Place the salmon fillets on the sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  • In a small container or bowl, combine the olive oil, horseradish, ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. Coat the salmon with the mixture, pouring it over each piece and using your fingers so it evenly coats the sides of the pieces as well. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Roast for 12 minutes, or until it is cooked to your liking. Serve hot, with Tomato Scallion Rice, or the rice of your choice.


I think this is the perfect level of spicy without being TOO spicy, so you can still taste and enjoy the salmon. But feel free to bump it up!


Calories: 359kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 367mg, Potassium: 1130mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 91IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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  1. Love this coating with horseradish. This recipe has all the advantages:
    quick, easy, balanced and TASTEFUL!