Salmon with Mornay Sauce Recipe
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Salmon with Mornay Sauce Recipe

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Priscilla Gilbert from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida writes, “This is a good hearty salmon dish, quick and simple to prepare. My husband and I love salmon and this is one of our favorites.” It's creamy and classic, nicely seasoned and very rich; this is one dish sure to surprise.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, divided
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Sprinkle salmon with 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook salmon in 2 tablespoons butter for 4-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt remaining butter. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, cayenne and remaining lemon-pepper until blended. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Serve with salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Salmon with Mornay Sauce in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 67737
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"The sauce really makes this dish. It is quick and easy to make and takes the salmon up a notch. My husband who doesn't like salmon all that much raved about the sauce."

flipper57 User ID: 3216866 164824
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"I love salmon, wanted a new recipe for salmon saw this online thought id try it. It was great. I did as the recipe said, I would not make any changes to this .I will diffentlly make it again and aagain"

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