Baked Salmon Recipe


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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.

Perfect Baked Salmon Recipe

4.94 from 16 votes
Baked Salmon that turns out perfectly every time. Ready in about 15 minutes, this baked salmon recipe is a weeknight and entertaining favorite!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 salmon filet, about 2 pounds, left whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning

Optional garnishes:

  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 425º F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easiest cleanup.
  • 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 Stone House Seasoning onto the salmon. Bake salmon until it has cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top the salmon with optional garnishes, if desired.


Calories: 62kcal | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 208mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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

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  1. WALTER says:

    5 stars
    Easy and excellent, even though I had to switch in a little “Old Bay” to take the place of the specified “Stone House” seasoning. This will now be my go-to recipe.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Walter, I’m glad you enjoyed this baked salmon recipe. If you want to try the Stone House Seasoning, just click on the underlined Stone House Seasoning link in the ingredients list for the recipe.

  2. Dawn says:

    Super simple easy to follow directions. Thank you for that. I probably went a little heavy on the brown sugar, but omg best salmon EVER

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Dawn. I’m so happy you loved this salmon recipe.

  3. Arpita Patel says:

    Thank you so much for posting such easy to follow instructions! (The photos are beyond helpful since I’m a beginner at cooking) My boyfriend is fed up with having to cook everyday and now I’m going to be the one trying to cook us dinner every night and hopefully I have good luck with your recipes!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m glad the photos help, Arpita. There are videos for some of the recipes that might help you as well. xo

  4. Lisette says:

    Hello. Can the salmon be baked with asparagus in it? If so, how much time I need to adjust the cooking time? Or do I need to take the salmon out after 12-15 mins and leave the asparagus longer?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Lisette,
      I would drizzle olive oil over the asparagus, making sure it is well coated, and place on the pan with the salmon. The asparagus should be done about the same time the salmon is. Another recipe I have is for Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Packet that you might want to try. Hope you enjoy!

  5. Blue says:

    Thanks for sharing! What would you recommend serving with it?