Baked Salmon Fillets
If you want salmon in your diet, baking is one of the most popular ways to prepare it. It's a simple cooking method. You can also season the fish, or put a nice sauce over it. (See below) Did you know that when you buy salmon from the seafood counter, they will portion it for you? Very helpful!
- Preheat over to 450°.
- Let salmon come to room temperature before cooking, about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Season the salmon. Salt and pepper is fine, although feel free to use your favorite spice rub. Fish has a delicate flavor, so it does not take much to overpower.
- Brush fish with olive oil to prevent sticking, and place in a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Bake four to six minutes until internal temperature reaches 135° F. You can also visually tell when the salmon is done by inserting a fork and twisting it. When it's flaky, it's done.
- Salmon is done when it flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- Remove from pan and let rest for several minutes before serving. Add a sauce, squeeze with lemon juice or spinkle with fresh herbs.
Note: My favorite way to eat salmon is with a small amount of fish rub seasoning and a squeeze of lemon. Our Tequila Cream Sauce recipe, poured over the fish, adds a great Texas flavor. Cooked salmon can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Ready in: 31 Min