Salmon is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, and loads of nutrients we are always trying to incorporate into our daily diet. Not to mention, it’s also a great source of protein, which is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails!

How To Make Valerie Bertinelli’s Salmon Recipe

Salmon recipes can often be too mundane or too over-the-top, which is why a lot of people are missing out on all the good it has to offer. 

But no more! This recipe is not only incredibly easy, but it’s also quick, uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and of course, is super healthy. Also, did we mention the recipe is by Valerie Bertinelli? As if that isn’t enough reason to try it, pfft!

Without further ado, let’s check out this salmon recipe…

Valerie Bertinelli Salmon Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Main meal
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal


  • 4 pieces salmon fillets 6-7 ounce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise you can also use low fat
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp salt kosher preferably
  • 1 tsp White pepper freshly ground


  • Preheat your oven to 375F or 190C
  • Line your baking tray with parchment paper or spray oil lightly onto it
  • Now take your salmon and lay it on the baking sheet (skin down) and set it aside
  • In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, the dijon mustard, the honey, and the chopped chives
  • Stir to combine them all thoroughly
  • Spoon half of this sauce on your salmon and spread it evenly onto the top and the sides of each fillet
  • Sprinkle with your kosher salt and white pepper, as much as you prefer
  • Place your baking tray into the oven and bake the fish until it is done in the center (should be opaque now)
  • After it’s cooked, turn on the broiler option on your oven and broil it for 6-7 minutes while keeping an eye on it to prevent burning or overcooking
  • When it looks ready, take it out of the oven and garnish it with the remaining chives
  • Serve it hot with the sauce you reserved earlier

Tips For This Recipe

  • If you don’t have the broiling option in your oven, take the salmon out of the oven once cooked and broil in on your stove stop for 5 mins
  • Marinate your salmon in the sauce and freeze it for meal prep. Simply bake whenever you want to eat it
  • Add more herbs like dill and oregano if you want to

Mistakes To Avoid While Cooking Salmon

  • Removing skin from the fillet. Instead, cook your salmon with the skin down to prevent your fish from burning or overcooking. Plus, it tastes great!
  • Overcooking it. You don't want it to turn into mush. Salmon cooks quite fast, so best lookout for the color change- your salmon will turn from pinkish to white and that’s your queue to stop cooking.
  • Not using a nonstick pan. Use it!
  • Using stale salmon. Have it fresh. There's no way to store cooked salmon that will preserve the taste
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Recommended Ingredients

And that’s it. See how easy it is to whip up something healthy and delicious in such a short time. All you need is a baking tray, salmon, and some everyday ingredients, and voila – dinner is served!

You can also try this sauce with other forms of protein such as tuna, chicken, or tofu if you prefer. Make sure to adjust cooking time accordingly.

Fish is an amazing food group; eating like a yogi is not the same as eating like a vegetarian. You can learn more about the pros & cons of becoming a vegetarian. Maybe you’re thinking about adding fries to this salmon recipe. In that case you should know that french fries aren’t gluten free, and why. Don’t be sad – here are some gins that are gluten free!

Side options for this salmon recipe

You can use several kinds of sides for your Valerie Bertinelli salmon recipe. Keep your target audience in mind when choosing them and your salmon will be a big hit. Whether you’re having friends over for dinner or the salmon’s just for yourself – the “right side” can really make a difference. Here are some delicious side options you can go for:

  • This salmon would make an excellent protein on top of a crunchy salad or with a side of vegetables.
  • You can also serve it with a side of lemon, jasmine, brown rice for a fancier meal.
  • Some brown rice crackers could make a good source of carb with this.

There are also several side dishes you can whip up to complement your salmon.

Some more scrumptious salmon recipes

Sure, not every salmon recipe has the “star power” of Valerie Bertinelli. But don’t limit yourself to just this recipe if you love salmon. Here are some more superb salmon recipes you should try:

About Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie is an American actress and Golden Globe winner. You probably remember her for her stellar performance in One Day At A Time as Barbara Cooper. Valerie also had a cooking show, Home cooking with Valerie since 2015. The culinary art is no stranger to Valerie, and if this recipe is anything to go by, we need to try more of her recipes soon.

Be sure to try the recipe and let us know what you think!