Baked Salmon Recipe

This Baked Salmon that turns out perfectly every time. Ready in about 15 minutes, this baked salmon recipe is a weeknight and entertaining favorite!

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Salmon recipes have to be some of my favorite fish or seafood recipes. I could seriously eat salmon two or three times a week and be perfectly happy. Thankfully, over the years, I’ve figured out how to make baked salmon that turns out absolutely perfect every time.

You can use any type of salmon filets that you prefer, I personally use wild-caught salmon from Alaska. On our family bucket list is to make a family trip to Alaska for a fishing trip. I think it would be an adventure we’d all remember for a lifetime! My husband, his brothers, and my father-in-law made the trip years ago and still talk about it being one of the best trips they’ve ever taken together. Not to mention, it is one of the states we’ve not visited as a family. Yet!

Okay, so back to the baked salmon. Even though my whole family loves it, my husband can not stand a very fishy taste in his fish. He prefers a milder salmon flavor. Through years of testing this, that and the other baking salmon, I found a couple of tricks that make it just right every single time I make it. That’s this baked salmon recipe. That’s why I call it perfect. It reduces any heavy fishy taste, yet makes the salmon flavor even better, in my opinion.

Here’s my recipe for my baked salmon. It turns out perfect every time! I can’t wait to hear how you like it.

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Perfect Baked Salmon Recipe
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Baked Salmon that turns out perfectly every time. Ready in about 15 minutes, this baked salmon recipe is a weeknight and entertaining favorite!
Serves: 4
  • 1 salmon filet, about 2 pounds, left whole
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
Optional garnishes:
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 425º F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easiest cleanup.
  2. Place salmon, skin side down, onto lined baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of salmon, making sure entire flesh side of salmon has a light dusting. Sprinkle garlic salt onto the salmon. Bake salmon until it has cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and top the salmon with optional garnishes, if desired.

Robyn xo

(Originally published March 3, 2014. Republished February 3, 2015.)


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    Jocelyn says

    I am taking a meal to a family from church. Do you think this salmon dish would be okay reheated? It looks so good!

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      Kasey Coff says

      I’m with you – I’d happily eat salmon several times a week, too! Usually, I cook it very much as you do, except I glaze it with a mix of maple syrup and brown mustard (4:1) and bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. I usually bake some sweet potato “fries” at the same time – start them about 10 minutes before you put the salmon in. Add a tossed salad and voila – a healthy supper. :-)

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      It does work well reheated or to serve cold. To reheat, I like to cover it with a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave at 50% power for about 30 seconds at a time until it is warmed throughout.

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    Pam says

    I made it for dinner tonight and it was nothing less than fabulous! I have never actually tasted something this good and fresh!

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    dearcat says

    I made this recpe tonight but I also added a 1/4 tea. Dill Weed. Delicious. I also make Divinity and Seafoam. Great candies and they are not hard to make. I use very old recipes. I am 77 and they were my grandmother’s recipes.

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    Chris:) says

    I don’t usually comment on things but your salmon is just too gorgeous to ignore! I wish I had me some salmon :( your* salmon!


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