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This roasted salmon with white wine shallot cream sauce is perfect for company or a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This succulent salmon topped with a delicious creamy sauce will become a go-to recipe to make for your loved ones. 

Roasted Salmon With Shallot Cream Sauce

My kids absolutely love roasted salmon. It’s one dinner that I know they will eat and I can get in some good healthy Omega-3’s in their growing bodies.

This salmon was a huge hit not only with the kids, but it was quick to make and the perfect easy weeknight meal.

The best part is it’s elegant enough to serve for company or even for a dinner party.

The next time you are looking for a delicious and beautiful salmon recipe try this roasted salmon with white wine shallot cream sauce.

Let me show you how to make it and give you some tips with the recipe.

And if you aren’t a fan of fish give salmon a try. Make sure to buy fresh high quality fish to ensure there is no fishy taste. I have listed below some tips on buying fish. 

What To Look For In Buying Fish:

Look for a few key elements when buying fresh fish. 

Color: Make sure the color is bright and clear looking with no weird looking liquid coming out of the fish. 

Texture: Look for a firm fish. The fish should look smooth. 

Odor: If buying fresh fish from the fish counter ask to smell the fish. The fish should not have a very pungent smell to it. 

Roasted Salmon With White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce

Roasted Salmon Ingredients:

You just need a few ingredients to make this delicious roasted salmon recipe.

Here is what you need:

Salmon: Use a good quality salmon. I prefer fresh boneless and skinless salmon, but you can also use frozen. Just make sure to thaw it under cold water or leave it in the fridge overnight to thaw. 

Lemon slices: The lemon infuses the salmon as it roasts and adds a delicious brightness to the dish.

Salt: I use a good quality Maldon salt or kosher salt for a coarse texture.

Pepper: I like to use freshly ground black pepper.

White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce Ingredients:

To make the perfect sauce for salmon you will need:

White wine: You can use regular wine or cooking wine. Use a dry white wine if using regular wine.

Shallot: Shallots work perfectly in this dish as it is kind of a cross between garlic and onions, but with a softer texture.

Cream: I use heavy whipping cream.

Other Delicious Uses for White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce:

This sauce works perfectly on roasted vegetables like roasted carrots or asparagus.

It also is great on top of seared scallops, roasted pork tenderloin or even on roasted chicken.

You can make a big batch of it and use it throughout the week on various things.

It will last for up to 4 days in the fridge.

What To Serve With Roasted Salmon:

Here are some of my favorite side dishes to serve with this roasted salmon recipe.

Mashed potatoes


Lemon orzo salad with roasted vegetables

Maple Glazed Carrots

How To Make Roasted Salmon With White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce:

First start by preheating the oven to 425 F.

Next place your salmon on a foil lined baking sheet and top with salt, pepper and lemon slices.

salmon with lemon and salt

Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes depending on size and thickness.

White the salmon is roasting make the sauce by reducing the wine and shallots in a small saucepan over medium high heat until the mixture has reduced by half.

White Wine and Shallot Reduction

Remove from the stove and stir in cream.

Serve the sauce over the salmon.

White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce For Salmon

Roasted Salmon and White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce Recipe:

Roasted Salmon With Shallot Cream Sauce
Yield: Serves 6-8

Roasted Salmon With White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious roasted salmon is topped with a white wine shallot cream sauce. It's elegant enough for company and quick enough for a weeknight dinner.


  • 1 1/5 to 2 pounds boneless skinless salmon filet
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons, sliced thin
  • 2 shallots, minced finely
  • 2 cups white wine or white cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • zest of 1 lemon
  • fresh dill to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Place the salmon on a foil lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and top with sliced lemons.
  4. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through,
  5. While the salmon is cooking place the shallot and wine in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for 10 minutes to reduce by half.
  6. When reduced take off the heat and stir in heavy cream. Add black pepper and serve over roasted salmon.
  7. Garnish the salmon with lemon zest and fresh dill if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 35g

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