Smoky Oven Baked Salmon with Horseradish Sauce - An easy, delicious dish that's loaded with incredibly smoky, zesty, and salty flavors! This baked salmon with homemade horseradish sauce only requires 10 ingredients, and can be served warm for dinner or cold as an appetizer.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the whole salmon fillet on it, skin side down. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar, then drizzle the liquid smoke over the top. Rub to coat the entire fillet. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until just barely cooked through. (You do not want to over cook your salmon fillet.)
Meanwhile, shave the shallot with a large grater. In a mixing bowl, mix the sour cream, milk, shallot, mustard, and horseradish. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
Once the salmon is out of the oven, allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes. Then carefully move it to a platter using two spatulas. Pour the horseradish sauce over the top and garnish with chopped parsley and capers.
This dish is great warm, but Lt. Dan likes it even better cold. Make the salmon ahead and chill. Then top with the horseradish sauce and capers right before serving.Makes 6 entree portions or 12 appetizer portions.