Grilled Salmon with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

This is a fast, easy dinner to prepare. The horseradish adds great zing to the salmon without overwhelming it. Many salmon recipes can tolerate the slight overcooking of the salmon - and this is one of those recipes - but it works exceptionally well when the salmon is cooked through but still moist throughout. It's one of my favorite dishes to prepare when guests come over.


  • 3/4 C sour cream
  • 1/4 C mayonnaise
  • 2 T prepared white horseradish
  • 2 T chopped fresh basil
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t soy sauce


  • Non-stick vegetable spray
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 T prepared white horseradish
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t coarsely ground black pepper
  • Salmon Fillets

For Sauce: Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Make it a day ahead if you like. Cover and chill.

For Salmon: Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Prepare barbeque with medium high heat. Whisk oil, horseradish, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in another small bowl. Brush oil mixture over both sides of salmon. Grill salmon just until opaque in center, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer salmon to plates. Serve with sauce on the side like tartar sauce.