Last Updated on November 22, 2023
If Salmon is your favorite fish, then you are going to love the Texas Roadhouse Salmon. This restaurant-style salmon dish is packed full of flavor, thanks to a delicious marinade and tartar sauce.
The combination of soy sauce, lemon juice, butter, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, thyme, and basil gives this dish an extra depth of flavor that cannot be matched.
With just a few simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you can make copycat Texas Roadhouse salmon at home that tastes just as good as the original.
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What is Texas Roadhouse Salmon?
Texas Roadhouse Salmon is a delicious restaurant-style salmon dish that features a flavorful marinade and tartar sauce. The marinade consists of soy sauce, lemon juice, butter, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, thyme, and basil.
What does it taste like?
Texas Roadhouse Salmon is surprisingly flavorful for such a simple recipe. The marinade creates an amazing flavor profile combining the sweetness of the lemon and butter with the umami of the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
The addition of herbs, such as thyme and basil, and spices like curry powder give it an extra degree of complexity that makes this dish truly unique.
How did I first get introduced to the Texas Roadhouse Salmon?
I was first introduced to the Texas Roadhouse grilled salmon recipe by a friend of mine who had gone to the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant. She raved about their salmon dish, so I decided to try it for myself and was instantly hooked.
How to make Texas Roadhouse Salmon?
Texas Roadhouse salmon copycat recipe is an easy process that will have your mouth watering in no time.
- 6 salmon fillets
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1-1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/3 teaspoon pepper
- 3 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- 6 garlic cloves
- 3 teaspoons curry powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
For The Tartar Sauce
- 1-1/2 tablespoon green onion
- 1/3 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 teaspoon Badia Dill Weed
- 1-1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, lemon juice, butter, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, thyme, and basil.
Place the salmon fillets in a greased baking dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, curry powder, and salt. Sprinkle the mixture over the salmon.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. While the salmon is baking, make the tartar sauce by mixing together green onions, paprika, ground mustard, mayonnaise, dill weed, lemon juice, and pepper.
Once the salmon is cooked through, serve with the tartar sauce on the side.
• For a spicier version of this dish, add some red pepper flakes to the marinade or sprinkle over the salmon before baking.
• For a smokier flavor, add some smoked paprika to the marinade.
• If you are short on time, you can skip the baking step and just cook the salmon in a skillet over medium heat for about 6-7 minutes on each side.
Texas Roadhouse Salmon Recipe
- baking dish
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of curry powder a warm and aromatic spice blend that adds a touch of exotic flavor to the dish, providing depth and complexity.
- 5/8 cup of lemon juice a tangy and citrusy component that brightens the dish, adding a refreshing acidity and balancing the richness of the salmon.
- 1/6 teaspoon of pepper providing a gentle heat and adding an extra layer of spiciness to the mayonnaise sauce, enhancing its overall flavor profile.
- 3/8 cup of butter a creamy and luscious ingredient that adds richness and a velvety texture to the salmon, creating a luxurious and indulgent experience.
- 3/8 teaspoon of ground mustard contributing a tangy and slightly spicy note to the marinade, adding a zesty kick that complements the other flavors.
- 2/6 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce a savory and tangy condiment that adds complexity and depth of flavor to the marinade, complementing the other ingredients.
- 3/4 tablespoon of lemon juice adding a bright and zesty note to the mayonnaise sauce, complementing the flavors of the salmon and adding a refreshing twist.
- 2 tablespoons of fresh basil a vibrant and aromatic herb that brings a burst of freshness and a slightly sweet undertone to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor complexity.
- 3 garlic cloves minced, adding a pungent and savory element to the marinade, infusing the salmon with a rich and robust garlic flavor.
- 3/8 cup of mayonnaise a creamy and velvety ingredient that contributes to a rich and luscious texture, coating the salmon and adding a subtle tanginess.
- 3 salmon fillets tender and flaky cuts of fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, providing a healthy and flavorful protein source for your dish.
- 3/8 teaspoon of salt enhancing the overall taste of the salmon, balancing the flavors and bringing out the natural sweetness of the fish.
- 3/4 tablespoon of green onion finely chopped, adding a subtle onion-like flavor and a pop of vibrant green color to the dish, providing a fresh and visually appealing element.
- 1/6 tablespoons of soy sauce adding a savory and umami flavor to the marinade, enhancing the taste of the salmon and imparting a delightful depth of flavor.
- 1/8 teaspoon of paprika a smoky and slightly sweet spice that adds a hint of warmth and depth to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried thyme a fragrant and earthy herb that infuses the salmon with a delightful aroma and a hint of floral notes.
- 3/8 teaspoon of Badia Dill Weed a fragrant and delicate herb that enhances the flavor of the salmon, adding a hint of freshness and a subtle hint of anise-like undertones.
- 2/6 teaspoon of pepper providing a gentle heat and adding a subtle kick of spiciness to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, lemon juice, butter, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, thyme, and basil.
- Place the salmon fillets in a greased baking dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, curry powder, and salt. Sprinkle the mixture over the salmon.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. While the salmon is baking, make the tartar sauce by mixing together green onions, paprika, ground mustard, mayonnaise, dill weed, lemon juice, and pepper.
- Once the salmon is cooked through, serve with the tartar sauce on the side.
One serving of Texas Roadhouse Salmon has approximately 600 calories, 45 grams of fat, 15 gram of carbohydrates, and 33 grams of protein.
What to serve with Texas Roadhouse Salmon?
This dish pairs perfectly with a side of rice, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts or carrots. You can also serve it with a side salad for a light and refreshing meal. Also, some crusty bread would be a great accompaniment to the salmon.
How to store leftover Texas Roadhouse Salmon?
Leftover salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Eventually, you can reheat it in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Moreover, you can also freeze the leftover salmon for up to 3 months.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can safely enjoy Texas Roadhouse Salmon provided they take extra precautions such as avoiding raw or undercooked seafood and opting for cooked salmon instead. Eventually, pregnant women should also make sure to refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of serving.
How do I know when the salmon is cooked through?
You can check if the salmon is cooked through by inserting a fork into the middle of the fillet and checking to see if it flakes easily.
Can I use canned salmon for this dish?
Yes, you can substitute canned salmon for the fresh fillets in this recipe. However, it is best to drain and rinse the canned salmon before using.
What is the best way to cook Texas Roadhouse Salmon?
The best way to cook this delicious dish is by baking it in a 375°F oven for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Does this recipe require any special ingredients?
This recipe does not require any special ingredients. However, you can add some red pepper flakes to the marinade for a spicier flavor or smoked paprika for a smokier flavor.
In conclusion, Texas Roadhouse Salmon is a delicious and easy dish with a variety of flavors. It requires only a handful of ingredients and can be cooked in less than an hour. Pregnant women may enjoy this dish as long as they take extra precautions, such as avoiding raw or undercooked seafood and refrigerating leftovers within 2 hours after serving.
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.