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Simple Oven Baked Salmon
Made in under 30 minutes

Simple Oven Baked Salmon

Simple Oven Baked Salmon is made in under 30 minutes, with only 3 ingredients. Flaky, juicy, and incredibly easy recipe for a healthy meal.

Simple Oven Baked Salmon
Do you know what surprised me every single time when we make salmon at home? How satisfying it is. I always think we didn’t buy enough or that the portion is just too small, but it’s always enough, or even so, there are almost always leftovers. It’s such a rich, satisfying fish, full of healthy fats that keeps you full for hours. If you too will have any leftovers, don’t worry; you can easily store it in the fridge for a couple of days, then serve this oven-baked salmon fillet with tacos, or in a sandwich, pasta. It’s super versatile. You won’t need much equipment for this recipe, just a plate, and an oven, so it’s not a messy recipe, which I believe we all love. Serve it with crispy roasted potatoes, a bowl of seasonal salad, and Gremolata sauce. It’s so easy and so delicious.

Recipe for oven-baked salmon

I hope you guys are just as excited about quick and easy recipes as we are. Especially if they are appropriate both for fancy date nights and simple weeknight dinners. We love this salmon fillet recipe because:

  • the salmon is perfectly baked in less than 30 minutes
  • the fish is delicious, flaky, soft and juicy
  • it has a subtle citrusy aroma, which complements the salmon beautifully
  • great recipe for beginners
  • fantastic midweek family lunch or dinner
  • gluten-free and dairy-free
  • amazing for all who follow a low-carb and keto diet
  • baked in an oven, so you don't need any pots and pans

Salmon fillet

Salmon fillet with lemon before baking

Simple Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon

How to make oven baked salmon

The preparation is super simple, the recipe is made in no time and you will only need 3 easily accessible ingredients. This is how we make it:

  1. Pat dry the salmon fillet using paper towels, remove any possible pin bones
  2. Place on a prepared baking sheet, season with salt, pepper, drizzle with olive oil and arrange the lemon slices on top
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes
  4. Serve with your favorite side dish

Simple Oven Baked Salmon recipe

Flaky and Juicy Simple Oven Baked Salmon

What to serve with oven baked salmon fillet

Remove the baked salmon from the oven and serve it with a side you love. We adore these: 

Simple Oven Baked Salmon

Served Simple Oven Baked Salmon

How to store oven baked salmon with lemon

If there's any leftover baked salmon left, place it in an airtight container. Keep it chilled in the fridge for up to 3 days. Use it with tortillas, in salads, pasta, or sandwiches or make this amazing Salmon Pasta with Asparagus recipe.

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Lets get cooking!

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  • preparation

    Preheat the oven to 160 °C / 320 °F. If you are using a fan-assisted oven, preheat it to 145 °C / 290 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat dry the fillet using paper towels and check if there are maybe any leftover pin bones in the fillet. If you find any, remove them using fish tweezers. Place the salmon fillet skin side down on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Arrange four lemon slices on top.

  • bake and serve

    Transfer the fish into the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 160 °C / 320 °F or in a fan-assisted oven at 145 °C / 290 °F, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the fish registers 48°C - 50°C (118°F - 122°F). The salmon fillet is perfectly baked when it's soft, flaky, and separates easily with a fork. Divide between four plates and serve.


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