Baked Salmon with a Blue Cheese Cream on a Leek and Garlic Mash

On occasion, when dinner approaches, we have no plans and end up looking in the fridge, freezer and pantry to come up with something. That is what happened to create this dish and it turned out awesome! This dish has a baked salmon that is very mild accompanied by a blue cheese sauce. The leek and garlic mash the salmon rests on is very tasty!

Baked Salmon with a Blue Cheese Cream on a Leek and Garlic Mash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 4 filets salmon
  • 1 lemon
  • tsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 3-4 leeks
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Spread the oil on a baking sheet. Place the salmon on the sheet. Sprinkle the thyme and lay thin slices of lemon on the fish. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
  • Peel and boil the potatoes until tender. Smash the garlic and thinly slice the leeks and wash them thoroughly. In a skillet, melt the butter and saute the leeks and garlic. Mash the potatoes and mix with milk, leeks and garlic.
  • In a saucepan add the heavy cream and blue cheese. At medium low heat melt the cheese and stir until smooth.
  • To plate, spread some of the mash on a plate. Lay the salmon on the mash and pour some of the blue cheese cream sauce on the fish.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. I think blue cheese could make almost anything tastier! This looks delicious. I’m impressed with how you can create such great meals on the fly! 😉

    • Thanks! And I have been meaning to mention to you that I have been to your site and LOVE IT! Even though I live in Canada, I have a love for anything cajun. My family went down south many different times when I was growing up. Gonna give your crawfish pie a whirl!

  2. Ooh ooh ooh… I can smell all the wonderful aromas wafting in front of me right now 🙂 These are spectacular flavors and textures! Wish I thought of it first, lol. Yum!

  3. WoW,,, looks delicious,salmon is my favorite fish,the blue cheese adding rich taste to the dish,Yum

  4. Oooh, I never thought of coming salmon with a blue cheese sauce, but it sounds amazing! Great creation~

  5. Be still my heart… Bleu cheese on salmon? As soon as I figure out how to buzz this post, I WILL!

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