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!

  • 2 salmon fillets portioned into 5 or 6 ounces
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper
  • olive oil
  1. Preheat over to 450°.
  2. Let salmon come to room temperature before cooking, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Brush fish with olive oil to prevent sticking, and place in a foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. 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.
  6. Salmon is done when it flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  7. 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

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell

Kitchen tools you'll need for Baked Salmon Fillets:
Baking Sheet, Fiesta Oval Platters

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