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Baked Salmon Recipe

by Olena

Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!

Stop wondering what to do with salmon. Whether you make this baked salmon recipe on a weeknight, for a celebratory brunch or dinner with the in-laws, everyone will be blown away by it! It’s juicy, flaky and so flavourful!!!

It also travels well, can be made in advance and is budget friendly if you buy a whole fish and fillet it yourself ($10 in your pocket).

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What Makes This Best Baked Salmon Recipe in the World

Easy – Use a whole fillet the way you got it from the store, without making a cutting board dirty.

Flavourful – The super simple sauce you brush on baked salmon fillet is to die for!

Juicy – My cooking method ensures your salmon comes out moist and flaky every.single.time.

Healthy – No need to smother full of healthy fats salmon with cups of butter. You just gotta cook it right!

Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!

How to Make Baked Salmon Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line large baking sheet with 2 overlapping each other pieces of aluminum foil wider than the baking sheet. On top, place a piece of unbleached parchment paper the length of a salmon fillet. Place salmon fillet skin side down (if any) on top of parchment paper. Rub with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!
  2. Now you have to seal salmon completely in foil to ensure proper cooking. First enclose salmon in parchment paper – this ensures no harmful chemicals from aluminum are leaching into your food. Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!
  3. Then fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and seal it completely. Bake for 20 minutes. Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!
  4. 5 minutes before salmon is ready, in a small saucepan melt butter on low heat. Add garlic and lemon juice, stir. Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!
  5. Remove salmon from the oven. Carefully open the packet wearing oven mitts and brush baked salmon fillet with garlic butter. Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!
  6. Sprinkle with parsley, cut into 5 pieces and serve as you wish.Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!

Love salmon? Make sure to try my Thai salmon and honey garlic salmon recipes with rave reviews.

Enjoy!

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Baked Salmon Recipe

Whole salmon fillet baked in foil in 20 minutes for the best Baked Salmon Recipe in the world. Moist, healthy and oh so easy salmon everyone will love!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs whole salmon fillet, boneless (skin on or off)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line large baking sheet with 2 overlapping each other pieces of aluminum foil wider than the baking sheet. On top, place a piece of unbleached parchment paper the length of a salmon fillet.
  2. Place salmon fillet skin side down (if any) on top of parchment paper. Rub with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Now you have to seal salmon completely in foil to ensure proper cooking. First enclose salmon in parchment paper – this ensures no harmful chemicals from aluminum are leaching into your food. Then fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and seal it completely. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. 5 minutes before salmon is ready, in a small saucepan melt butter on low heat. Add garlic and lemon juice, stir. Remove salmon from the oven. Carefully open the packet wearing oven mitts and brush baked salmon fillet with garlic butter. Sprinkle with parsley, cut into 5 pieces and serve as you wish.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 3 days.

Make Ahead: Follow the recipe up to and including Step 3 but bake any time within next 48 hours.

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