How to cook Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

As I stood in my kitchen on a crisp autumn evening, surrounded by the comforting aroma of roasting vegetables and sizzling salmon, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation and excitement. It was one of those nights when I craved a meal that was not only delicious but also nourishing—a dish that would warm both body and soul. That’s when I remembered the recipe for Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts. As someone who appreciates the simplicity of home-cooked meals that don’t compromise on flavor, this dish seemed like the perfect choice. With its combination of tender salmon fillets, zesty lemon pepper sauce, and caramelized Brussels sprouts, it promised to be a symphony of flavors and textures. Join me on a culinary journey as we explore the art of creating this wholesome and satisfying meal, perfect for any occasion. Welcome to Food and Meal, where we believe that good food has the power to bring joy and comfort to our lives.

Salmon With Lemon Pepper Sauce And Roasted Brussel Sprouts
A culinary masterpiece in the making: lemon pepper salmon.

Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipes

How To Cook Salmon With Lemon Pepper Sauce And Roasted Brussel Sprouts 1

Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This recipe is a simple and elegant way to make salmon look more appetizing. You can garnish it with sprigs of fresh thyme and thin slices of lemon. You can even use homemade lemon pepper seasoning to add even more flavor to the fish. It is also fast and easy to prepare. You'll thank yourself for taking the time to make this dish! The sauce is a delicious addition to any dinner.
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Course: Main dishes, Side Dishes
Cuisine: French, INTERNATIONAL
Keyword: Brussels Sprouts, pepper sauce, salmon
CookingStyle: Baking, Grilling
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Tracy Hilton
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  • 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice plus 2 teaspoons, divided, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel finely grated, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 2 teaspoons, plus additional for brushing
  • 2 tablespoons shallots chopped
  • 6 6 ounce salmon fillets skin off
  • 1 2/3 cups watercress leaves
  • 1/4 cup small fresh dill sprigs
  • 1/4 tarragon leaves fresh
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 6 lemon wedges

Brussel sprouts:


  • Whisk creme fraiche, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel in small bowl. Season with salt and generous amounts of pepper.
  • Whisk honey, one tablespoon olive oil, shallot, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in 11 x 7 x 2 inch glass baking dish. Add salmon fillets and turn to coat. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour, turning salmon fillets occasionally.
  • Position rack in top third of oven and preheat to 400 F.
  • Line large baking sheet with foil and brush with olive oil.
  • Transfer salmon fillets, with some marinade still clinging, to rimmed baking sheet. Roast until salmon is just opaque in centre, about 14 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss watercress leaves, dill, tarragon, remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Place 1 salmon fillet on each of 6 plates. Top with watercress salad. Drizzle with lemon pepper sauce and garnish with lemon wedges. Serve, passing additional sauce alongside.
  • For the brussel sprouts, remove the brown base and toss with 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 400 F for 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with salt once more after baking while still hot. Serve alongside the salmon.



This lemon pepper salmon recipe uses a sweet and sour sauce for a flavorful and enticing dish. You can serve it as a cold seafood salad or eat it as a meal. To make this lemon pepper salmon recipe, you'll need: 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp of ground black pepper, 2 oz of lemon slices. Once the salmon is ready, it should be brushed with the lemon-pepper sauce.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1779IU | Vitamin C: 165mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3mg
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Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts in the Oven

Salmon With Lemon Pepper Sauce And Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Crafting the tangy essence of lemon pepper sauce.

The process begins with preheating the oven to 400°F (200°C) and preparing both the Brussels sprouts and salmon. The Brussels sprouts are tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper before being spread onto a baking sheet, while the salmon fillets are seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon zest. A lemon pepper sauce is prepared on the stovetop, featuring garlic, freshly ground black pepper, lemon juice, and honey, then thickened until slightly reduced. Both the Brussels sprouts and salmon are roasted in the oven until tender and flaky, respectively. The salmon is glazed with the lemon pepper sauce and garnished with lemon slices and fresh parsley before serving alongside the caramelized Brussels sprouts.

Tips for making Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Salmon With Lemon Pepper Sauce And Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Prepare for a culinary journey at your own dining table.

Cooking Tips

When preparing Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussels Sprouts, there are a few tips to ensure a delightful culinary experience. Firstly, ensure to select fresh salmon fillets with vibrant color and firm texture for the best flavor and texture outcome. When roasting Brussels sprouts, cut them evenly to ensure uniform cooking and caramelization. Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet, as this allows the Brussels sprouts to roast evenly and develop a deliciously crispy exterior. For the salmon, brushing the fillets with olive oil helps to lock in moisture and create a crispy skin when baked. Additionally, when preparing the lemon pepper sauce, adjust the amount of honey according to personal preference for sweetness, balancing it with the tartness of the lemon juice. Lastly, garnishing the dish with fresh lemon slices and parsley adds a vibrant burst of flavor and enhances the visual appeal of the meal.

Serving Suggestions

Salmon With Lemon Pepper Sauce And Roasted Brussel Sprouts
A feast for the senses: lemon pepper salmon.

The tangy and savory notes of the pad thai complement the citrusy zest of the salmon dish, creating a satisfying meal with contrasting textures. Alternatively, opt for a side of Greek Veggie Mix by Air Fryer for a lighter option that still offers plenty of flavor and crunch. The crispiness of the air-fried veggies contrasts beautifully with the tender salmon and caramelized Brussels sprouts, adding a refreshing element to the dish. Whichever option you choose, be sure to serve the meal with a side of Sensational Soy Dipping Sauce for an extra burst of umami goodness that ties everything together perfectly.

FAQs about Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Salmon With Lemon Pepper Sauce And Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Every meal is a celebration of flavor and togetherness.
  • Can I make this dish ahead of time? While it’s best served fresh, you can prepare the lemon pepper sauce and roast the Brussels sprouts in advance. Reheat the salmon in a preheated oven and drizzle with the sauce just before serving.
  • How do I store leftovers? Store any leftover salmon and Brussels sprouts separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat the salmon in the oven for best results.
  • Can I use frozen Brussels sprouts? Fresh Brussels sprouts are recommended for optimal flavor and texture. If using frozen, thaw and pat them dry before roasting, but be aware that the texture may differ slightly.
  • What can I substitute for honey in the lemon pepper sauce? If you prefer a different sweetener, you can use maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown sugar as a honey substitute in the sauce.
  • Is there a vegetarian version of this dish? Absolutely! You can create a vegetarian version by substituting the salmon with marinated tofu or tempeh. The lemon pepper sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts will pair beautifully with these alternatives.
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In conclusion, preparing Salmon with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Brussels Sprouts offers a delightful culinary experience that combines vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself to a nourishing meal, this recipe is sure to impress with its irresistible taste and elegant presentation. By following the cooking tips and serving suggestions provided, you can create a memorable dining experience that delights the senses and satisfies the soul. For more inspiring recipes and culinary adventures, be sure to visit Food And Meal (, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of delicious dishes to explore and enjoy. Let every meal be a celebration of flavor and creativity as you embark on your culinary journey with Food And Meal.


I'm Tracy F Hilton, a devoted culinary professional shaped by a mix of natural aptitude and refined skills from a top culinary school. In the dynamic kitchen environment, I'm a catalyst for seamless operations and timely, high-quality dish preparation. My culinary creations are a blend of art and skill, offering visually and gustatorily delightful experiences. A learner at heart, I'm continuously honing my craft, embracing new techniques, and culinary innovations. My positive, collaborative nature is amplified in fast-paced settings, showcasing my commitment to team efficiency and guest satisfaction. Each dish I present is a meticulous blend of tradition and innovation, promising an unforgettable dining experience that marries taste, aroma, and aesthetic appeal in perfect harmony. Join me on a gastronomic journey where each bite encapsulates a rich, evolving narrative of flavors and culinary artistry.
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