Salmon in White Wine Garlic Sauce By Doel Ray

Perfect, easy weeknight dinner recipe that’s juicy, flavourful and delicious. The wine sauce is aromatic and creamy at the same time and complements the salmon very well. I love its amazing texture and the fact that it’s super easy to cook.

  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins




Doel Ray: Professor turned entrepreneur. Mom to a little monster. A travel enthusiast with passion for photography and a fashion enthusiast with endless love for sarees.






* Fresh salmon (around 200 – 250 grams)

* Black pepper

* 1 teaspoon Olive oil

*  Salt to Taste

* 1 medium size Shallot (can be replaced with 1/2 white onion, if you don’t have shallots) – finely chopped

* 1 clove Garlic – minced

* Dry White wine (Sauvignon Blanc) – 120 ml

* Salted butter – 2 one inch square cubes

* Juice of 1/2 Lemon

* Fresh parsley to garnish (optional)






  • Wash the Salmon thoroughly. Season with little salt, ground pepper and rub tiny drizzle of olive oil on both side of salmon.
  • Now, take clean wok/ frying pan and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Heat well. Now place the salmon skin up on the frying pan ( this way you will get a clean upper surface, perfect for presentation and garnish). Turn sides after 3-4 mins if you prefer medium rare. I prefer medium rare for the lovely texture and color it gives.  (Keep for 5-6 mins if you prefer well done). Set aside.
  • For the wine sauce, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil and fry the garlic, once golden brown add the shallots. You can replace the shallots with white onion, but give 1/2 the amount as we are not looking forward to a very strong onion taste here.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Once the shallots start to turn golden, add the white wine.
  • Cook till the bubbles die off and the amount reduces by, say 30%.
  • Add the butter and whisk it, once melted, add the juice of 1/2 lemon and stir. Bring it to boil so that the flavors melt together.
  • Your sauce is ready, sprinkle the chopped parsley ( optional) and just spoon it over the salmon and serve hot with boiled green veggies! Enjoy!

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