Easy Oven-Baked Salmon

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This oven-baked salmon recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. It’s perfect for those looking for a simple yet flavorful dish that’s also packed with nutrients. The recipe is easy to follow, and the result is a dish that’s sure to impress your family and friends.

To start, the recipe calls for four salmon fillets. When choosing salmon, it’s important to look for fresh, high-quality fish. You can choose wild-caught or farm-raised salmon, depending on your preference. Wild-caught salmon tends to have a stronger flavor, while farm-raised salmon is milder. Both are good options, as long as they are fresh and properly sourced.

Next, you’ll prepare a delicious honey and soy sauce marinade. This marinade is what really sets this recipe apart and gives the salmon its delicious flavor. It’s a combination of honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, parsley, basil, and oregano. The honey adds a touch of sweetness, while the soy sauce adds a savory umami flavor. The lemon juice provides a bright, citrusy note, and the herbs and spices add depth and complexity to the marinade.

Once you’ve prepared the marinade, you’ll brush it generously over the salmon fillets. Make sure to coat the salmon evenly so that every bite is packed with flavor. Then, you’ll bake the salmon in the oven for about 12-15 minutes at 375°F (190°C). It’s important not to overcook the salmon, as it can become dry and lose its flavor. Check the salmon after 12 minutes to see if it’s done. The salmon should be cooked through and the edges should be golden brown. You can use a fork to check if the salmon is done – it should easily flake when pressed.

After the salmon is done, you’ll remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the fish, making it even more tender and flavorful.

One of the great things about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can customize it to suit your tastes and preferences. For example, you could add some sliced lemons on top of the salmon for some extra flavor and visual appeal. You could also experiment with different herbs and spices, or adjust the amount of honey and soy sauce to your liking.

In addition to being delicious, this recipe is also incredibly healthy. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health and brain function. It’s also high in protein, vitamin B12, and vitamin D. The honey and soy sauce marinade adds flavor without adding a lot of extra calories or unhealthy ingredients.

Overall, this oven-baked salmon recipe is a fantastic option for those looking for a healthy and flavorful meal that’s also easy to prepare. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, this recipe is sure to be a hit. With its delicious honey and soy sauce marinade and perfectly cooked salmon fillets, it’s a dish that’s both impressive and satisfying. Give it a try and see for yourself how delicious and healthy it can be!

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Easy Oven Baked Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy this popular fish. It is easy to make and can be served with a variety of sides. The salmon is cooked to perfection and is packed with nutrients. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb salmon fillet skin on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Place salmon fillet on a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, parsley, and dill.
  • Brush the salmon fillet with the olive oil mixture.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sides such as a bowl of rice and a side salad.

Notes

Tips:
  • To check if the salmon is cooked through, insert a fork into the thickest part of the fish. If the salmon flakes easily, it is cooked through.
  • If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can use 1/2 teaspoon of dried herbs.
  • You can also add other herbs to the olive oil mixture, such as thyme, rosemary, or oregano.
  • Serve the salmon with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables, rice, or quinoa.
Keyword Salmon, Seafood

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