Wild Alaska King Salmon Marsala

A cooked king salmon fillet covered with sliced mushrooms and sauce

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 King Salmon Fillets (4 to 6 oz. each)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Marsala Wine
  • 2 cups Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 tsp fresh Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp cold Butter
  • 4 fresh Thyme Sprigs, for garnish


Season king salmon fillets with salt and pepper, to taste. Place the flour on a plate, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Dredge both sides of each salmon fillet in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess flour.

Heat a large sauté pan, add the olive oil, then place each piece of salmon into the pan. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, turn the fillets over and cook until almost done. Remove fillets from pan; hold aside.

Turn off the heat, carefully add the Marsala wine to the pan, scraping the bits off the bottom. Return pan to the heat and add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and thyme, and let the liquid reduce by 1/2.

Return the salmon fillets to the pan. Cook, while basting the fish, until the fillets are heated through. Remove fish fillets to 4 serving plates.

Return the pan to heat, add the cold butter and swirl until incorporated and sauce slightly thickens. Remove from heat and divide sauce evenly over the 4 salmon fillets. Garnish each plate with thyme sprig, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)