Our mom’s have given us so much. This Mother’s Day, let’s give back to mom by cooking her a special meal. How about this Roasted Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce. It’s simple and elegant, just how mom likes it!
When I think of my mom, three words come to mind: Tender, Wise and Selfless.
Over the years my mother has listened with endless patience, offered insightful counsel, held her tongue when I didn’t take her advise, and given of herself more freely than any person I’ve ever known. She taught me the delicate balance of give-and-take in relationships. She taught me to hold personal character with the utmost importance.
I will never forget watching her help those less fortunate, even when our family resources were low. Or watching her stand her ground to protect our family, when she felt our values were under attack. She is a tribute to motherhood; I’m so very blessed to have her.
I only hope one day my children will think of me the way I revere my mother.
Mother’s Day shouldn’t be the only day we celebrate our mothers, but it is a wonderful reminder to stop and recollect the countless lessons they’ve taught us. Mom’s have a way of speaking into our lives like no ones else.
For 11 years, KitchenAid has supported the Susan G. Komen for the Cure with their Cook for the Cure Project by making donations off every pink item sold, and inspiring us to join the fight against breast cancer, for our moms, and for us all.
This year, the Cook for Your Mom Campaign encourages us to skip the crowded restaurants and make mom a home-cooked meal, like she’s been doing for us all along.
Cooking for your mom shows her that she is worth more than the few bucks you’d spend taking her out to lunch; she is worth your time.
Salmon is one of my mom’s favorite dishes, so this year I thought I’d make her roasted salmon with a creamy horseradish and pink peppercorn sauce. This Roasted Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce is a delightful way to celebrate mom, and is delightfully easy to make.
The pink peppercorns, along with a nip of horseradish and fresh dill, provides a lovely burst of flavor over this rich, tender roasted salmon.
In 15 minutes you have a fresh and vibrant main course. Throw in a couple of mom’s favorite side dishes and you just might win the son/daughter of the year award! *wink*
Roasted Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
For the Roasted Salmon:
- 2 1/2 pounds Fresh Salmon Fillets (about 6)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
For the Pink Peppercorn Sauce:
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
- 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 2 tablespoons pink peppercorns, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Salt and pepper liberally.
- Roast in the oven for approximately 12 minutes, until just barely cooked through.
- Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the pink peppercorn topping in a blender, puree until smooth.
- Serve the roasted salmon warm, with a generous drizzle of sauce and a sprinkling of extra pink peppercorns.
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