Easy Salmon au Gratin Recipe Without Breadcrumbs

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Every couple of months I make a trip to Whole Foods and stock up on seafood. Having grown up in New England I can honestly say that there are very few seafood dishes that I don’t care for but I want my fish fresh and sustainably harvested.

Wild caught salmon is one of my favorite dishes to make and this salmon au gratin recipe turned out delicious. The thing I love most about salmon is that it is so versatile. You can bake it, make it into salmon burgers, or throw it on the grill. The possibilities are endless and thankfully my family loves it.

salmon gratin collage with fresh salmon fillets

Salmon au Gratin Ingredients

Making this cheesy salmon recipe is easy.  The Wilton Armetale au gratin pan is perfect for making this salmon au gratin recipe. You can make this on the grill or bake it in the oven, depending on the weather outside and whether the grill master is feeling ambitious!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this fresh salmon gratin recipe:

  • Fresh or thawed salmon filet
  • Butter
  • Garlic, minced
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Shredded cheese (I used a combination of cheddar and Parmesan)
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions (green only)

 

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How to Make This Easy Salmon Recipe

Made with salmon fillets, milk, butter, and grated cheese, this creamy Salmon au Gratin is an easy comfort food recipe. Add real Old Bay seasoning for the best flavor!

    1. Place the salmon in the pan.  Squeeze on fresh lemon juice and season to taste.
    2. Now you need to make the cheese sauce.  Start with melting the butter and saute the garlic for a few minutes.  
    3. Make the roux by adding flour and milk and cooking til thickened.  See the recipe card for info on how to make a roux.
    4. Now it’s time to add the cheese.  I go with very sharp cheddar! Add the shredded cheese and Old Bay seasoning. Heat until cheese is melted.
    5. Pour the cheese sauce over the fish.  Make sure your pan is big enough.  Save any leftover cheese sauce for some macaroni and cheese. 
    6. Grill or bake the salmon at 350 degrees until done 
    7. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with green onions and a little bit more Old Bay if desired.
    8. Let cool slightly before serving.

 

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More Easy Salmon Recipes

Looking for more recipes that use fresh salmon?  Here are a few I have tried and loved!

 Salmon au Gratin Recipe

This cheesy salmon au gratin recipe takes salmon fillets to a whole new level.  Topped with a rich cheese sauce, this gratin with no breadcrumbs is topped with green onions and old bay after baking.  

Yield: 4

Salmon au Gratin Recipe

salmon gratin collage with fresh salmon fillets

Topped with a rich cheese sauce, this salmon gratin with no breadcrumbs is topped with green onions and old bay after baking.  

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds salmon filet
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of cheddar and Parmesan)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (green only)

Instructions

  1. Place the salmon in the au gratin pan and sprinkle with lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with dried parsley
  2. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and saute 3 to 4 minutes
  3. Add flour and stir until smooth
  4. Add milk and whisk thoroughly until combined. Heat over medium heat until it is starting to thicken.
  5. Add the shredded cheese and Old Bay seasoning. Heat until cheese is melted.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over fish
  7. Grill or bake at 350 degrees until done (about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.
  8. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onions and a little bit more Old Bay if desired. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 706Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 823mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 52g

Nutrition information not always accurate

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