Perfectly Baked Salmon {& eCookBook News!}

Salmon is one of the tastiest (not to mention one of the most healthy) kinds of fish that one can enjoy at home, all thanks to knowing how to bake it perfectly!

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Baking amazing salmon at home starts with buying the fish. I never really knew what I was looking for until I was standing in front of the fish counter at my local grocery store and the friendly fishmonger (isn’t that a funny name? I had to look it up and it’s a noun that literally means ‘a person or store that sells fish for food’) came around the counter and explained what I was looking for. He gave me the following tips:

  • The best part of the salmon is the center cut, so always ask for a center cut filet
  • There are different kinds of salmon, the two most popular are King Salmon (has more of a buttery flavor) and Sockeye Salmon (is rich its salmon color and has very rich flavor, it is most commonly available at grocery stores)
  • Purchase about 4-6 oz of salmon per person
  • Baking salmon is one of the easiest, quickest, and best ways to cook salmon

Since then, I have been buying, baking and perfecting my recipe for center cut salmon. It is so good, that I hesitate getting salmon at restaurants because I know how good it can be at home (and there’s nothing worse than a poorly cooked salmon filet you pay an arm and a leg for!)

How-to-cook-Center-Cut-Sockeye-Salmon

Preparing the salmon takes a total of 5 minutes, you line a baking sheet with foil, lay the salmon filet on the baking sheet, sprinkle seasoning on, lay lemon slices on top and then drizzle with olive oil, bake, and voila, perfect!

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The result? Perfectly Baked Salmon!! The salmon is super moist and flakey with hints of citrus and the rich olive oil and season complimenting every bite! I like to serve it with some roasted veggies:

Super-Easy-Salmon-recipe

You know what is also amazing about this recipe? It has less than 5 ingredients, perfect for Five Ingredient Fridays! If you enjoy simple recipes like this one, my cookbook Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People is something you would love!

Perfectly Baked Salmon {& eCookBook News!}
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb Center Cut Salmon (about 16 oz)
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs Mediterranean Sea Salt (McCormick brand makes this, I find it in the spice isle)
  • ½ Lemon, sliced and slices halved
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place salmon (skin side down if skin is on) on the lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on the filet, sprinkle with Mediterranean Sea Salt, place lemon slices on top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes, then cut into fillets and enjoy!
Note: This recipe has been made by a reader and is featured on my Reader Recreation page. If you ever make a SweetPhi blog recipe or tutorial that you’d like to share, just include the hashtag #Sweetphiblog on social media or send me an email to sweetphiblog@gmail.com, I love seeing your recreations!

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Reader Recreation perfectly baked salmon

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Showing 33 comments
  • liztiptopshape
    Reply

    My grandma always talks about how simple and quick it is to make salmon (and complains about restaurants that say it takes a long time!). This looks delicious!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Haha, your grandma sounds like one smart lady 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

      • Patricia
        Reply

        Don’t have Olive oil
        What should I use.

        • Sweetphi
          Reply

          I would use another cooking oil – like vegetable oil or grapeseed oil.

  • Mira L
    Reply

    This is just a perfect “fish Friday” simple and delicious salmon recipe! So easy! I agree on your recommendations on cooking and buying salmon! Just subscribed and am excited to check your e-cook book out 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Why didn’t I think of that, I LOVE the sound of ‘fish Friday’ 🙂 Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for signing up to get my ecookbook, hope you enjoy it!

  • Erica
    Reply

    Very cool on the e cookbook, Phi!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Erica, definitely took a lot of time to put together, so I appreciate the comment 🙂

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    Reply

    Mmmm… I love salmon and nothing better than baking it. So good with simple seasonings. Congrats on the ebook!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Isn’t salmon baked the best? Thank you so much on the congrats for the ebook 🙂

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    Reply

    How did I miss that you did an e-bookbook?! Go girl!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much for the compliment girl, totally appreciate it 🙂

  • Kate
    Reply

    Oh, I love me some salmon. Congrats on your e-cookbook launch! I love the concept! Just saw your name on the Chopped Con list and I am excited to meet you, Phi!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Kate, salmon is the best, isn’t it? And thank you for the congrats on the ecookbook 🙂 I’m super excited to see you speak, I can’t believe it’s less than a week away!!

  • Isaiah Duvall
    Reply

    I dont have lemon can i use juice instead?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I have never tried it with juice, it might be a little too sweet if you’re thinking of using something like lemonade, but you could certainly give it a try 🙂

      • Isaiah Duvall
        Reply

        I used lemon juice it was great thank you

      • Mary allen
        Reply

        Best and easiest salmon recipe I have ever tried! Thank you. This is coming from someone that doesn’t even like salmon! Sooo good.

        • Sweetphi
          Reply

          Oh my goodness, thank you so much for your kind words, so happy to hear that you liked this recipe 🙂

  • Lita Watson
    Reply

    After finishing that dish, can i preserve it by putting it in a container then storing it in refrigerator? How long can it be preserved by that way?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hi Lita, yes, you can definitely store leftovers in the refrigerator. I would say leftovers would last for up to a week in an airtight container 🙂

  • Albina
    Reply

    Me and my boyfriend had an amazing salmon for diner. Thank you for the recipe

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      You’re so welcome, so glad you liked it, it’s one of my absolute favorite recipes 🙂

  • Wanda
    Reply

    I roasted zucchini, yellow and white squash, red,orange,yellow and green peppers, asparagus, mushrooms, and red onions. With this baked salmon, it was deeeelicious!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      YAY, I’m so happy to hear you liked the salmon, those sides sound delicious 🙂

  • Carmen A Green
    Reply

    Thank you. Family and i loved it.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      So happy to hear that Carmen, thanks for sharing?

  • Alisha
    Reply

    I’ve only had Salmon once or twice before at restaurants, but it was a little to dry for me, looking for a moist recipe to make myself at home, I’m going to try your recipe, it seems very easy to make, Is there any good sides you could recommend that would go great with this Salmon?

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