How To Cook Salmon In The Oven

Take easy dinner to the next level by learning the tips and tricks of how to bake salmon in the oven.

Salmon is one of the most popular varieties of fish in the United States – and with good reason. It’s easy to prepare and can be used to make 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.


Fact: there are a few different types of salmon; king salmon, sockeye salmon, and probably the most common – pink salmon.

Salmon is a great healthy protein dinner choice because it’s full of Omega-3 fatty acids that can help with cardiovascular and mental health. Why is this important to making salmon in the oven? Well, let’s just say… The more you know.

OK – let’s dive into baking!


Again, baking salmon in the oven is one if the easiest recipes you’ll come by. It really comes down to knowing how long to bake

What You Need:

  • 9” x 9” or 9” x 13” pan
  • Foil
  • 1 or 2 thawed or fresh salmon fillets
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What to Do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Rinse salmon fillet in cool water and pat dry with paper towel
  3. Place on foil-lined pan
  4. Bake the salmon for 15 to 30 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily with a fork

TIP: If you purchased a frozen salmon fillet, let it thaw overnight in your refrigerator. Although you can bake frozen salmon, you might overcook the outside while  cooking the middle to the right doneness. If you don’t have time to let the frozen fish to thaw out overnight, use a cool water bath or microwave to defrost the fish before baking.


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