Baked Marinated Salmon with Crab Mashed Potatoes

This is one of my absolute favorite recipes.  What I love about it most is that I always have the necessary ingredients on-hand.  I’ve been making this salmon for years, but just recently started making the crab mashed potatoes.  I had lobster mash for the first time a few years back (delish) and decided to try my hand at the second best thing.  Not quite the same, but they are quite good if I do say so myself.

People I know who despise salmon have actually told me they enjoy this recipe.  I can’t take credit though.  This is one recipe that I found that I love as is.  Thank you!

Baked Marinated Salmon with Crab Mashed Potatoes

Serves 2

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3 minced garlic cloves, separated

6 tablespoons light olive oil

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon parsley

2 6-ounce salmon fillets

2 lemon slices

4 tablespoons butter, separated

4 medium-size potatoes

1/2 cup chopped crab meat



Baked Marinated Salmon

In a medium size baking dish, prepare marinade by mixing 2 minced cloves of garlic, olive oil, basil, thyme, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley.

Place salmon fillets in the baking dish, and cover with the marinade.


Marinate in the refrigerator about 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 375° F. Place each fillet on a sheet of aluminum foil,cover with marinade and top with a slice of lemon.


Seal aluminum foil, creating foil packets.

Place foil packets directly on middle baking rack. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until salmon easily flakes with a fork.

Crab Mashed Potatoes

Peel potatoes and cut into eighths.  Add to a medium-sized sauce pan and fill with water.  Place pan on high heat and allow to boil.  Reduce heat to medium-high.  Allow to cook for 20 minutes.

While potatoes continue to boil, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small frying pan on medium.  Add 1 clove of minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add crab meat and sauté for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.


Drain potatoes well and mash.  Add 3 tablespoons of butter and mash until well mixed.  Add milk for desired consistency and stir.  Add crab meat to mashed potatoes.


Stir until blended.  Plate mashed potatoes with salmon.  Enjoy!


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One Comment

  1. Posted April 15, 2011 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Your food makes my mouth watery. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I thank you so much for providing the information.

    Vannessa R.
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