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Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

I was visiting my good friend Christine, who happens to be an amazing baker and cook, and she made a Baked Salmon with Garlic Parsley Mayonnaise for our lunch.  The recipe is surprisingly easy and the result was so good that I just had to make it at home.  We talked about other ingredients that may go well for the Salmon Glaze, and my first idea was to make a tamarind-coconut-mayonnaise glaze.  However, Salmon already has a rich flavor so I thought, why not make a Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise instead? This way, I can also incorporate a Filipino food ingredient to the recipe.

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

Calamansi (“Kah-lah-mun-see”) or Philippine Lemon is as tart as yellow lemons but a tinge sweeter. The juice is usually mixed with soy or fish sauce and used as a dipping sauce for almost every meal in the Philippines. I grew up drinking Calamansi Juice and it’s great as a hot drink when one has the cold.  Calamansi is not available in our city so I had to use the powdered version instead. It is not my favorite way of cooking since I love to cook with fresh ingredients, however, trying to find calamansi would mean traveling to California or flying thousands of miles to the Philippines.  I wish it was that easy! My mom and dad still live in the Philippines and I would’ve loved to see them.  Imagine, visiting the homeland and saying  “Mom, I needed to buy Calamansi for my food blog so I’m home!  My parents would be thrilled! That or I get nagged at for spending money for a plane ticket to buy Calamansi.  (Shoutout: Thanks to my brother Gino for the quick response to “help! I need Calamansi Fruit pictures!”

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

Serves 4

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise
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  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Calamansi Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 4 Salmon Steaks approximately 1/2 pound each
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Rub Salmon Steaks with salt and pepper and set aside
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl
  4. Place Salmon on a greased (and foiled) baking pan, skin side down
  5. Spread Garlic Calamansi Mayonnaise over the Salmon
  6. Bake for 12 minutes, mayonnaise should be golden brown or caramelized

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  1. Nyna Hale
    August 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM Reply

    If you were using fresh calamansi, how would you change the recipe?

    • AmusingMaria
      August 17, 2016 at 8:49 AM Reply

      Hi Nyna, squeeze fresh 2-3 calamansi in a small bowl, take the seeds out. Gradually add the calamansi juice to the mayonnaise, Add more calamansi juice if needed (according to taste). Mix well and follow instruction #5.

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