Deliciously Easy Slow Baked Salmon + Great for Other Fish! #Recipe

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Are you ready for a new fish recipe? We are sharing the Baked Salmon recipe. Eating fish is not a diet it’s a way of life and wow this salmon is delicious. Straight from the January cover of bon appétit issue. This easy recipe is for a slow-roasted salmon that I tried from the January issue called The Cooking School Issue. This recipe not only is delicious, but it’s also simple to make. How easy? Just let me show you how! You’ll be saving this recipe to make any night of the week, meatless Mondays, for special occasions, or even Valentine’s Day dinner idea. Do you want to add more fish to your diet to be healthier?

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon _ Salmon in a baking dish_Theresa Huse 2013

I must admit I am often intimidated by fine cooking magazines. Not reading them but, cooking from them. Thinking that there are mostly recipes that are amazing to look at and great to eat if someone else cooks it for you! But, trying to come out of my cooking comfort zone I decided to dive in to find a recipe to tackle.

bon appetit magazine with slow baked salmon_

The original recipe is officially called Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and Chiles which I slightly adapted by omitting the fennel and just calling baked because after all it is simply baked at 275 degrees for 30-40 minutes for medium-rare salmon.

Salmon and rice on a plate sitting on bon appetit magainze

What I love about this dish, is you can use it again with other fish such as cod, halibut, John Dory or turbot fillets. We are huge cod lovers so I know that I’ll be trying this recipe with cod another time. Since we hadn’t had salmon in a while and fresh salmon was available on sale at our local grocers it was perfect timing for cooking salmon for dinner.

Slow Baked Salmon_Groceries for a Salmon Dinner

There are only a few steps to this delicious, flaky, and moist tasting salmon recipe! Bonus it’s a one-baking dish meal!


STEP 1. Wash, then slice your lemon, orange, and jalapeno (or chilies) then lay them on the bottom of a baking dish

oranges lemons jalapenos and dill weed _fruit slices and herbs_Theresa Huse 2013

STEP 2. Next, wash and add to the dish fresh sprigs of dill.

Olive oil being poured over salmon in a baking

STEP 3. Lay the fish on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then pour olive oil over the fish. Which drops to the bottom of the pan, the layer of citrus keeps the oil from getting soaked up in the fish. 

STEP 2. Put it directly into the preheated oven and bake!

Make herb rice, a green salad, and slice lemons while your salmon is cooking.

Baked Salmon_Salmon on a fork_

That’s it, it is that simple. Then enjoy your baked salmon!

Slow Baked Salmon Adapted from Bon Appétit #Recipe

Baked Salmon - Delicious easy to make salmon that is baked in the oven. Perfect for meatless Mondays, any night or to impress your guests. Serve with rice, salad, or your favorite vegetables. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword baked salmon, baked salmon recipe, fish dinner recipe, salmon recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Adapted Recipe By Theresa Huse


  • 1 each:
  • 1-2 Meyer lemon
  • 1-2 Orange
  • 2 Jalapeno
  • 1 Dill Weed bunch
  • 3 good sized pieces of fresh Salmon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Wash and slice lemon, orange and jalapeno.
  2. Grab several sprigs fresh dill weed wash and shake dry.
  3. Layer the bottom of a baking dish with these items.
  4. Add salmon.
  5. Salt and  pepper.

  6. Pour 1/2 cup olive oil over salmon.
    Olive oil being poured over salmon in a baking
  7. Bake at 275 for 30-40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Double recipe for serving 6 or see original recipe using 1-2 lb Salmon for serving 6

Adapted from this bonappetit magazine recipe 

Salmon Recipes for dinner

  1. Grilled Salmon with Herbs and Garlic 
  2. Salmon with Lemon and Garlic 
  3. Baked (Alaskan) Salmon 
  4. Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce
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