Baked Salmon Recipe | How to Bake Salmon in the Oven
Baked Salmon: So Many Ways
We've all seen the salmon pictures on the internet, wild sockeye salmon prepared in various ways, delicious-looking red salmon tempting us. But if you've never cooked salmon before, you may worry that it's difficult and that you'd never be able to match those images. With our easy baked salmon recipe, you'll be sure to impress yourself and your guests, and maybe put up a few pictures of salmon yourself!
Where to start
Salmon fishing in Alaska and modern processing and shipping methods have allowed people all over the world to enjoy wild salmon year-round. Alaska salmon fishing not only brings healthy food to our tables, but is also sustainable and responsible, so you can feel good about trying this easy salmon recipe out yourself.
For a superior baked salmon fillet, you'll want to start with a high quality salmon. There is no one best salmon for this recipe. Any Alaskan salmon will be perfect, just be sure it is wild caught salmon from a reputable source. Wild Alaskan salmon will yield a much better tasting meal, and you can be sure it wasn't given any hormones or antibiotics. Fresh salmon is great, but you can still get a wonderful meal from a quality frozen salmon. Sockeye salmon is always a favorite.
Simple baked salmon is fast and easy to prepare. Follow our instructions and you'll be enjoying this excellent and healthy meal in no time. Though the recipe says "sockeye", you can use any type of salmon you wish!
Baked sockeye salmon with spiced rub
- 1 Tablespoon finely ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
- 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
- 1-1/2 to 2 pounds Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, fresh or thawed
Heat over to 450°F. Spray a shallow glass baking dish with cooking spray. Lay fish, skin side down, in pan. Pat approximately 1 tsp of rub on each piece of fish. Let salmon rest for 10 minutes. Place pan in preheated oven and cook for 12 – 15 minutes. Salmon will flake easily when done.
You can also try baked salmon with lemon, prepared in the same way. Just cut one lemon into wedges, and squeeze the juice onto the salmon before cooking. You can use salmon fillets or mix it up and make baked salmon steak instead. For steaks, be sure to increase the cooking time and to check the internal temperature before serving. Sockeye salmon nutrition is similar to other salmon species, but they're all excellent for you, so don't worry too much about the species.
Can't decide on one? Try them all!
With so many sockeye salmon recipes on the internet, it can be tough to decide which one you want to try first. Our salmon price cannot be beat, and with our many varieties available, anyone can afford to experiment with multiple salmon recipes.
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