Herb-Stuffed Salmon with Bearnaise Sauce

Looking to impress your guests with an elegant and flavorful dish? Look no further than this Herb-Stuffed Whole Salmon with Bearnaise Sauce. Our tender salmon is stuffed with a fragrant mixture of fresh herbs and garlic, creating a burst of flavor in every bite. Baked to perfection, the salmon's crispy exterior contrasts beautifully with the tender and juicy flesh inside. And with the rich and creamy Bearnaise sauce on the side, this dish is a true indulgence for your taste buds. Perfect for a special occasion or a fancy dinner party, this recipe is sure to impress your guests and make a lasting impression. So gather your loved ones, serve up this delicious whole salmon, and savor every moment together.


  • 1 whole salmon, gutted and scaled (about 3-4 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup Bearnaise sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Season the salmon generously with salt and pepper both inside and out.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the chopped dill, parsley, chives, minced garlic, and breadcrumbs.
  4. Stuff the herb mixture into the cavity of the salmon.
  5. Using kitchen twine, tie the salmon closed at 1-inch intervals to secure the stuffing.
  6. Rub the olive oil all over the outside of the salmon.
  7. Place the salmon in a large roasting pan and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Remove the salmon from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve the salmon with a spoonful of Bearnaise sauce on the side.

This whole stuffed salmon is a show-stopper at any dinner party or special occasion. The flavorful herb stuffing is perfectly complemented by the rich and creamy Bearnaise sauce, making this dish a true crowd-pleaser. Pair it with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables or a side salad, and enjoy a delicious and sophisticated meal.