OVEN BAKED SALMON FILLETS in 2020

 

Oven Baked Salmon Fillets are perfect for a weeknight dinner as well as any special occasion. Only a few ingredients and little time are needed to make this salmon dinner!

Perfectly seasoned, juicy and tasty oven baked salmon dinner is a keeper.

4 reasons to make oven baked salmon fillets

Easy recipe – you only need a few ingredients to make it.

Quick prep – we all love recipes with a quick prep time, right?

Nutritious meal – that is high in high-quality protein!

Healthy dinner – the health benefits of salmon definitely worth mentioning. This fish is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also rich in B Vitamins and potassium and other minerals.

Oven baked salmon fillets are definitely proof that a healthy recipe can taste delicious too. Just give it a try!

Oven baked salmon fillets ingredients:

Salmon fillets

Lemon

Salt

Black pepper

Butter

Cream cheese

How do you bake salmon fillets?

Simply place the seasoned fillets (skin side down) onto a baking tray and bake until they are cooked through. That is it.

I also lined my tray with baking paper, which makes the cleaning easier. You can also use a silicone mat or a non-stick tray.

How long do you cook salmon in the oven?

Please note that the time will always vary. This will depend on the size of your fillets and also on your oven (unfortunately, not every oven cooks the same way).

Salmon fillets cook relatively quickly so it’s important to keep an eye on them. These fillets weighed about 5 ounces per piece. I baked them at 400°F/200°C for about 15 minutes. If yours are not ready after 15 minutes, let them in longer.

They are ready when the meat easily falls apart.

What side dishes go well with salmon?

I personally prefer serving oven baked salmon fillets with a potato side dish. Among my absolute favorites are Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Potatoes, Creamy Potatoes au Gratin and Garlic Smashed Potatoes.

Light salads, roasted vegetables or couscous are also great options. However, if your favorite side dish is not on my list, just give it a go and you’ll see if you like the flavor combo.

After all cooking is all about trying new things and tasting new flavors, right?

Useful tips for making oven baked salmon fillets

To achieve the best taste, use real butter. Don’t be tempted using any butter substitutes.

If you like to garnish this easy salmon dinner with some fresh herbs, then go ahead. Dill, parsley or chives are great choices.

Count with ⅓ pound (150 g) of salmon per person.

The amount of salt and pepper you use is entirely up to you. I used about ½ teaspoon for all 4 fillets and a generous sprinkle of black pepper.

Salmon is juicy and flaky when cooked to perfection. If it is over-cooked, it turns dry and you might not enjoy it as much as you would like.

Guys, if you give this easy oven baked salmon recipe a go, please let me know what you think in the comments below!

Oven Baked Salmon Fillets

Oven baked salmon fillets are perfect for a weeknight dinner as well as any special occasion. Only a few ingredients and little time are needed to make this salmon dinner!

Ingredients

4 Salmon Fillets (5 ounces/150g each)

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Lemon

Butter

4 tsp Cream Cheese

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.

Cut the lemon in half. Cut one half into slices and set aside.

Place the fillets skin side down onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Season them with salt and pepper and squeeze some lemon juice over.

Top each fillet with 2 thin slices of butter, a teaspoon of cream cheese and a slice of lemon.

Transfer the tray into the oven and bake at 400°F/200°C for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with a side dish of your choice.

Notes

The amount of salt and pepper you use is entirely up to you. I used about ½ teaspoon for all 4 fillets and a generous sprinkle of black pepper.

Real butter should not be substituted with any margarine.

The cooking time might vary slightly. This will depend on the size of your fillets and your oven. The fillets are ready when the meat falls apart easily.

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