Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins
Baked Salmon is juicy and flaky with a flavorful garlic, dijon, lemon glaze. You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make the best baked salmon in under 30 minutes. No marinating required and Pickled Barrel approved.
Should I cover my salmon with foil when baking?
Cooking the fish at too high or too low of a temperature will dry it out. Cook the salmon fillet in a covered, oven-proof baking dish. Keep the fish covered during the process, as it helps the fish retain its moisture and speeds up the cooking time.
How can you tell if salmon is overcooked?
While the fish should be an opaque white, beige, or brown on the outside depending on the cooking method, it should still be a slightly translucent pink in the center. If the center of the salmon is opaque, it’s likely overcooked. If the center is completely translucent, it likely needs to cook further.
Does salmon need to be washed?
Do not rinse raw fish, seafood, meat, and poultry. Bacteria in these raw juices can splash and spread to other foods and surfaces. Cooking foods thoroughly will kill harmful bacteria.
Our Favorite Salmon Flavor Combinations
- Salty: lower-sodium soy sauce, capers, miso, olives.
- Sweet: honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, orange juice or zest.
- Sour: fresh lemon, fresh lime, vinegar.
- Pungent: onion, shallot, garlic, ginger, horseradish, sesame.
- Creamy: cream cheese, yogurt, crème fraîche, butter.
- Preheat oven to 450˚F and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Slice salmon into 4 portions and arrange them on a lined baking sheet, skin-side-down.
- In a small bowl, combine: 2 Tbsp parsley, 2-3 pressed cloves garlic, 2 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 Tbsp Dijon, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper.
- Generously spread the marinade over the top and sides of the salmon then top each piece with a slice of lemon.
- Bake at 450°F for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Don't over-cook.