Hawaiian-Style Salmon

Christine Ma
by Christine Ma
4 servings
20 min

I know there are already hundreds of salmon recipes out there, but I'm always looking for more. It's such a versatile fish that can easily be dressed up or down and it always tastes great. To venture away from the normal miso salmon that I always make, I decided to go Hawaiian. Inspired by Hawaiian shrimp, I used the same flavors to create Hawaiian-style salmon. Baked garlic butter salmon with a caramelized Meyer lemon relish? Yes, please! Even if you choose to skip the caramelized meyer lemon relish, this salmon will be tasty all on its own thanks to the spices and garlic butter. Swap out the salmon for shrimp, shellfish, cod, or even chicken for another meal option.

Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Hawaiian style salmon
  • 1 lb salmon
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
Caramelized Meyer lemon relish
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ Meyer lemon thinly sliced
  • 4-5 jalapeno slices seeds removed if desired
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the salmon on a baking sheet and season the salmon with salt and pepper. Combine the softened butter with paprika, cayenne, and garlic. Spread the butter on top of the salmon and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the desired degree of doneness.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the lemon and jalapeno slices and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the juices from the salmon along with the chopped cilantro. Drizzle the relish on top of the salmon and serve with the caramelized lemon slices if desired.
Christine Ma
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  • Shelby mcdaniel Shelby mcdaniel on Apr 22, 2021

    Good morning, Christine. Thank you for the great recipe. I've just recently developed a taste for salmon and this sounds absolutely delicious. I may have to use regular lemons, as Meyer lemons are hard to find around here, unless you have a friend with a tree. Thanks again and stay safe.