Are you looking for a meatless Monday, or meatless Friday meal plan solution? Do you like to cook salmon recipes for dinner? We try to have fish several times during the month. Cooking baked salmon is really easy, and typically pretty quick to make.
This is another 30 minute meal we love. You can use any cut of salmon for this recipe.
If your new here you might not remember this baked Salmon recipe with orange, lemon, jalapeno and dill weed. If salmon isn’t your thing you might like our fish tacos recipe you can make it with cod, or halibut. We all love options when meal planning, right?
How to Cook Baked Salmon
This recipe is super easy. Not sure what types of salmon there are or nutrition information view this article on Salmon Seafood facts.
- I make a bed of aluminum foil to put onto a sheet pan (only because I’m lazy, and hate cleaning my sheet pan)
- Next add a little olive oil over the bottom of the foil or non stick olive oil spray
- Then prepare the salmon
- Lay the salmon over the prepared foil, on your sheet pan
- Lightly drizzle olive oil over the top
- Sprinkle the salmon with garlic powder, pepper, and a dash of salt
- Squeeze half a lemon over the salmon
- Bake in the oven until the salmon flakes
Additionally, if you don’t want to use garlic powder, you can use several cloves of minced garlic. Sometimes, I even lay slices of lemon to bake on top of the salmon.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes per 1/2 inch of meat, or more if needed, checking for internal temperature of at least 145 F degrees. Or at a lower temperature 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. I like cooking thicker cut of salmon like this, at lower temp, and thinner at the higher temperature. The main thing is you want the salmon to flake, and not be dried out. Plus at least reach the USDA minimum food safe temp.
What to serve with salmon?
While salmon is cooking make your rice, and your salad. Or a vegetable like asparagus, broccoli. We made a simple head lettuce, cremini mushrooms, tomatoes, purple onion, and cucumber salad. We just grab our favorite bottled dressing. Because sometimes you just need quick, and easy dinner. What’s your favorite dressing?
I always serve my dressings on the side, unless it’s a dinner party. This way I can use any left over salad for our lunches.
- Depending on the size, and thickness of your salmon the cooking time will vary. Typically about 10-30 minutes.
- I check the salmon during the cooking process, to ensure it doesn’t overcook.
You want the salmon to be soft, just flaking, but not dry. Serve your salmon with lemon.
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Printable Baked Salmon Recipe
- Garlic Powder
- Pepper and salt
- Fresh Lemon
- Olive Oil or Olive Oil Spray
I make a bed of aluminum foil to put onto a sheet pan
Next add a little olive oil over the bottom of the foil or non stick olive oil spray
Then prepare the salmon
Lay the salmon over the prepared foil
Lightly drizzle olive oil over the top
Sprinkle the salmon with garlic powder, pepper, and a dash of salt
Squeeze half a lemon over the salmon
Bake in the oven until the salmon flakes or reaches an internal temperature of 145 F degrees
Additionally, if you don't want to use garlic powder you can substitute that with minced garlic cloves. For thinner cuts of Salmon you can cook it at a higher temperature for less time. 425 F degrees for 10-15 minutes.
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Do you enjoy eating salmon?