Salmon Steaks

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
After our children were married and gone, I prepared salmon steaks often for my husband and myself, especially on our anniversary. It was one of our favorites. We found that one of the nicest ways to enjoy each other's company was to have a lovely meal together. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana


  • 2 salmon or halibut steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon in a lightly greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with butter and lemon juice. Combine onion, parsley, garlic salt and lemon-pepper; sprinkle over salmon.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until fish flakes easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes.
Salmon Steaks Tips

Where can you buy salmon steaks?

When buying salmon for this recipe, you'll find salmon steaks at most well-stocked grocery stores. If you can't find them fresh, look in the frozen seafood aisle. Otherwise, check out at seafood markets, fishmongers, online retailers or butcher shops that also sell fish.

How else can you cook salmon steaks?

If you don’t want to cook salmon steaks in the oven, there are several other methods for cooking these meaty cuts. Salmon steaks do very well on the grill. Just be sure to brush them with a little oil before grilling so they don’t stick to the grates. They should take about 4 to 6 minutes per side when grilled over medium heat, depending on their thickness. You can also pan-sear salmon steaks in a cast-iron pan on the stovetop, where they take a similar amount of time to cook.

What can you serve with salmon steaks?

There are so many great side dishes for salmon steaks. For a simple and healthy meal, serve the steaks with a mixed salad tossed with a citrusy vinaigrette. Vegetable side dishes are always a good idea, too, such as roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus or air-fried Brussels sprouts. To make the meal more filling, serve salmon steaks with grains like lemony risotto, nutty quinoa, hearty brown rice or a buttery pasta.

How long will leftover salmon steaks last?

Like most salmon recipes, leftover salmon steaks last up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Store the salmon in an airtight container and reheat it slowly in the oven—10 to 15 minutes in a 300° oven will keep the salmon from drying out.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 salmon steak: 461 calories, 33g fat (12g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 39g protein.