How to Bake a Salmon

Apart from being an extremely delicious meal, Salmons are also known to have a lot of nutritional value. Salmons (like most fish) is low on fat, high on protein and has a lot of omega 3 which is good for the heart and overall good health of your body’s functionality. Baking is a great way to enjoy your fish; it is easy and can be prepared in minutes, so follow these instructions to start having your very own baked salmon.

Tools required are

  • Baking dish
  • Oven
  • Knife

Materials required

  • Salmon
  • Seasoning of choice
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Foil Paper or Baking sheet


  1. uy the salmon of your choice which maybe fillet or whole fish. You may be required to wash clean and scale depending on where it is purchased or if you go fishing on your own. Then use you knife to cut it in the way you like.
  2. Start off by seasoning the salmon with all the necessary herbs and spices to your own preference. There are a couple methods that can be used to do this. You can either cut up all the necessary seasoning, such as onion and pepper or along with your powder seasoning like salt, use your hands to rub them into the fish. Or you can blend your seasoning and along with olive oil pour it into a Ziploc bag with the fish so it can soak and marinade.
  3. Allow the seasoning to soak into the salmon overnight or a couple hours depending on how you like it so all the flavor comes out when it is time for cooking.
  4. Now when you are ready to cook turn on the oven and allow it to preheat anywhere between 350 – 450 degrees for about 5 – 15 minutes. Start to prepare the baking dish; you can place a foil paper or baking sheet inside the base of the baking dish if you like.
  5. When the time is right and oven is heated enough, place the season fish into the baking dish and put it into the oven and allow it to stay there for about 8 – 12 minutes.
  6. Check consistently with the fish as you don’t want it to overcook (fish does not take long to cook). Use your knife to test the tenderness of the fish and then you will know when your fish is done.

Tips and Warning

  • Always be cautious when you are around the stove, because it produces a lot of heat so have your apron on if necessary and your cooking gloves when moving the hot baking dish.
  • Check your local book store for more cook books and also check online to find various types of seasonings and different elements that can enhance the flavor of your salmon.
  • The thicker the fish is the longer it takes to bake, so you may have to keep the fish in longer depending on its thickness and the amount of fish you have in the oven at once.
  • Using paper to base the baking dish can reduce the time spent cleaning up after cooking is completed.
  • Seasonings that are recommended are rosemary, paprika, oregano and chili powder.