We LOVE salmon here. We tend to eat it a lot.
It is delicious, easy to make, and very versatile. But it intimidates a lot of people… and it shouldn’t!
Today I am going to show you my favorite way to make salmon- which is not only SUPER easy, but it also doesnt leave your house smelling funky and fishy like pan-frying can. I have a dad who is incredibly skittish around seafood, and seafood smells- but even he could tolerate this!
So here’s how I do it (don’t blink, it really is just a few steps!!):
First off, lay your salmon steak down on a large piece of foil, while preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Liberally salt, pepper and season with any seasonings you’d like.
Drizzle a little olive oil over the salmon, top with lemon slices (optional).
Fold the foil into a pouch and be sure salmon is completely covered- meaning no holes for steam to escape.
Place on a baking sheet, and into oven for about 20-30 minutes.
You can tell the salmon is done just as the little bits of fat start to turn white outside of the salmon. For well done, you will look for more of those white bits- for medium-rare, you will want it with just about no white bits on the outside. In the photo above, this salmon was done- no red inside, but not dry at all.
Since I buy my salmon at Sam’s Club in Northern Colorado, I cook it a little longer at home than I would if I ordered it out at a restaurant with sushi grade, freshly sourced fish.
Wasn’t that incredibly easy? And trust me, it is SO good. And good for you! So go make up a ton of baked salmon right now, ok?