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Baked Salmon Recipe

Updated on August 4, 2015
Photos displayed on this article are my own.
Photos displayed on this article are my own.

Delicious Nutritious Baked Salmon

Baked salmon is one of the healthiest and tastiest fish recipes that you can prepare. Delightfully tender morsels of fish which break gently apart with a fork. This recipe is indeed one of the most delicious fish dishes that you can set out on your dining table.

Fat is not an issue with Salmon because this fish is rich in healthy Omega 3 fats making it one of natures most ideal foods and a healthy heart food choice. So toss out your fishing line, reel yourself in a nice big salmon, and try out this delicious dish today.

Basic baked salmon recipe:

For this baked salmon recipe you will need:

1 salmon

1-2 lemons

1 medium size onion

1/2 cup water

Greased baking dish or cookie tray.

Tinfoil to cover.

The recipe itself is very simple and you can adapt it to add in your favorite seasonings if you choose.

There are two choices of wrapping for the salmon and either wrap works just as well.

Slice your lemon and onions.

You are going to lay enough lemon slices under your fish to raise it off the pan.

My salmon is a bit large, so I decide to just lop off the tail, and bake it in the roaster.

If you are concerned with a perfect looking cooked fish then use a larger pan, or completely foil wrap your salmon for cooking, and then lay it out on a cookie sheet to cook it.

Stuff the lemon and onions into and under your salmon. Add about a half cup of water to your pan.

Bake your salmon at 350 degrees for around 45 minutes to one hour depending on the size of your fish.

Pull your cooked salmon out of the oven and unwrap it...


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Cook up your fish in a fish dish. This is a pan too cute to be just left sitting on a warehouse shelf. Adopt one today.


If you like to spice it up then pull out your favorite spices.

Poach your salmon by adapting the above recipe.

To cook your salmon by poaching it use pretty much the same method as above but add enough water to cover the bottom of your salmon. As the additional water boils it will cook your fish. For the poached salmon recipe there are just a few small alterations to the baked salmon recipe.

1) Lay thick lemon slices on the bottom of your roasting pan.

2) Lay the salmon on top of the lemon slices and add enough water to cover the lower section of your salmon.

3) Lay the sliced onions and the remainder of sliced lemon inside the salmon.

4) Cover your pan with a lid, or tinfoil, and bake your salmon in a 350 degree oven for around 45 minutes.

5) Enjoy.

Are you a lover of poached, baked, smoked, or grilled salmon?

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Your recipes look so good I'd like to try them all!

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      My friend turned me onto salmon fillets you can buy frozen at the grocery store. I get a big bag of them and pan fry one for supper about once a week. It makes a very easy supper for one or two people, along with a salad and a cooked vegetable. Your recipe looks yummy, and easily adaptable to these frozen fillets, I think. I'll give it a try!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Monika Weise: salmon was very photogenic. Actually my camera tends to never leave my side since I began writing online. Every time I start cooking I pull out the camera and take pictures for a future recipe article.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @firstcookbooklady: So how did you do the almonds on the salmon or in it? I've always just used lemon and onions for our cooked salmon. (And of course mayonnaise in salmon salad.)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I hauled another salmon out of the freezer and cooked it up just the other day. You should have come over for a feast of baked salmon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Okay, now I want Salmon, any which way I can get it.

      I'll have to settle for foil bag of Salmon today. Its great with salad dressing and ketchup, about half and half, or to taste, seasoning optional. Served chilled on saltines.

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      You are a lens-maker after my own heart! I tried salmon with smoked almonds... that was yummy, too! I had to chop my own with a food processor.. It was delicious..

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      Monika Weise 5 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Great step by step directions!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yup. Sounds delightfully simple to make and yep, worked up my appetite too. Thanks for sharing.