How to Oven-Bake Salmon
by The Brownes | on June 13, 2012
Take the easy road to a delicious salmon dinner with these tips and recipes.
Salmon is one of the most popular varieties of fish in the United States – and with good reason. It’s easy to prepare and is versatile enough for creating a variety of tasty dishes. Salmon is frequently served as a main dish, and it makes for an awesome extra ingredient in soups, salads or appetizers.
Variety of Salmon
Salmon doesn’t refer to just a single species of fish, but an entire family. Most people are familiar with king salmon, sockeye salmon and probably the most prevalent – pink salmon. This flavorful fish is generally considered very healthy, as it is a great source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that have been linked to several cardiovascular and mental health benefits.
Salmon come from all parts of the world, and are either harvested directly from lakes or the oceans, or are farm raised. Most American Pacific salmon are harvested from Alaska.
Enough with the informational session – let’s dive into baking!
Baking in the Oven
One of the easiest ways to prepare baked salmon is to start by lining a 9″ x 9″ or 9″ x 13″ pan with foil. Rinse the salmon fillet in cool water and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the fillet skin side down in the pan. Pour a few tablespoons of melted butter over the fillet, then sprinkle a teaspoon of seasoned salt over the fish. Cook the dish in the oven at about 400 degrees for 15-30 minutes or until the fish is flaky when using a fork.
If you purchased a frozen salmon fillet, you may want to let it thaw overnight in your refrigerator. Although you can bake frozen salmon, you are likely to overcook the exterior while attempting to cook the middle. If you don’t have time to let the frozen fish to thaw out over night, use a cool water bath or microwave to defrost the fish before baking.
Great Baked Variations
If you’re yearning for something beyond basic baked salmon, check out these great Tablespoon recipes:
- Asian Salmon– This recipe uses toasted sesame seeds and a teriyaki sauce to create an Asian inspired dish.
- Honey Glazed Salmon– A simple honey glaze adds a sweet flavor to traditional baked salmon.
- Lemon and Parmesan Crusted Salmon – This salmon recipe has a delicious crust made with lemon, Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs – something straight out of a high end restaurant.
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