Friday’s Recipe: How To Make Baked Salmon (with Videos!)

How To Make Baked Salmon
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Salmon is considered one of the best fish among seafood lovers. It’s a great choice when you have a time crunch and must cook something easy, different, and delicious.

Salmon is delicious, easy to prepare, and very healthy with excellent benefits for your body. It is a type of fatty fish with omega-3, protein, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Different ways of cooking salmon  

It is very hard to go wrong with salmon. No matter the cooking technique you use, it always tastes great. Besides, you can cook it effortlessly and in a short time.

Even if it is your first time preparing salmon, you will discover how easy it is to make an exquisite preparation at home. Pineapple salmon cooked in a slow cooker or risotto with salmon recipe baked in just 12 minutes are excellent examples of easy salmon preparations.

The cooking techniques for salmon include baking, broiling, grilling, poaching, steaming, roasting, and pan-frying. Other creative methods are en Papillote (parchment paper packet), sous vide (vacuum-sealed bag), brined (soak in salt water) and pan-beared, and poached in olive oil.

You can even combine techniques for making more delightful dishes. For instance, try to stir-fry it in a skillet and then transfer it to the oven. It results in a crispy skin and soft fillet.

There are other incredible ways of preparing it, for example, sashimi, gravlax, or Ceviche. Salmon is served raw or partially cooked in lime juice.

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Various salmon dishes  

Salmon by itself is a delicious dish. Add only salt, pepper, lemon, and salmon is perfect preparation. If you want more complex flavor, try the following recipes:

  • Cajun stuffed salmon
  • Salmon and potato skillet
  • Glazed salmon
  • Sesame salmon
  • Greek salmon salad
  • Coconut curry salmon
  • Grilled salmon with summer squash
  • Salmon bowl
  • Salmon steaks
  • Jalapeño citrus salmon

With the emergence of fusion and fashion techniques, salmon is also used in modern preparations like fish cakes, burgers, cakes, and pies.

Watch this to learn how to make Cajun stuffed salmon:

Keys to cooking salmon perfectly  

Whatever technique you choose to cook your salmon, there are some guidelines to ensure it is an exquisite meal.

  • The Salmon will be ready when it flakes with a fork
  • Internal temperature must reach 145°.
  • Cook in the oven for 25 minutes maximum.
  • For crispy skin, pan-fry in a skillet with enough butter or oil.
  • To grill salmon, remember to grease the grill to make flipping easier.
  • To poach salmon, simmer for 10 minutes maximum.

Two baked salmon recipes to try  

The easiest way to cook salmon is by baking. Try these two recipes to experience a salmon-like restaurant style.

Baked Salmon  


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 sliced lemons.
  • 1 large salmon filet.
  • Kosher salt to taste.
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 3 minced cloves of garlic.
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped thyme leaves.
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano.
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. On a baking sheet, place a piece of foil and grease with cooking spray.
  3. Place lemon slices in the center of a baking sheet. Set aside.
  4. Add kosher salt and ground black pepper to salmon.
  5. Combine in a bowl melted butter, honey, garlic, thyme, and oregano.
  6. Add this mixture to the salmon.
  7. Place salmon over the lemon slices.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Then broil in the oven for 2 minutes.
  10. Serve with parsley at the top.

Here’s an easy baked salmon recipe:

Baked Pineapple Salmon  


  • Cooking spray.
  • 1 large salmon filet.
  • 3 to 6 pineapple rings, depending on the filet size.
  • Kosher salt to taste.
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil.
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro.
  • 3 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce.
  • 3 minced cloves garlic.
  • 2 teaspoons of grated ginger.
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish.
  • Sliced green onions for garnish.
  • Lime wedges for serving.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Put a piece of foil on a baking sheet. Then, grease it with cooking spray.
  3. Place the pineapple rings in the center of the baking sheet.
  4. Season salmon with salt and pepper and put it over the pineapple rings.
  5. Whisk in a small bowl sesame oil, butter, cilantro, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Pour this mixture over the salmon with a brush.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes and then broil for 2 minutes.
  8. Serve with sesame seeds, green onions, and lime wedges at the top.

Here’s a Thai-inspired baked pineapple salmon:

If you make any of these at home – do share with us your experience!

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