This easy baked salmon recipe is from a cookbook that I bought when I was 14. The cookbook was a compilation of recipes contributed by my secondary school teachers, students and even the alumni members.
This salmon requires very few ingredients, just the fish, pepper, salt, oil, lemon and herbs. Herbs are definitely optional and you can substitute salmon with any other fish you like. Some people always feel that lemon is a must for seafood, but for such a simple dish like this, I think that the lemon can also be omitted (as long as you are using fresh fish!). Baked for only about 15 to 20 minutes, this dish is delicious, healthy and comforting.
Easy Baked Salmon
- 1 salmon fillet, about 200 grams, depending on how much you want to eat
- Olive oil
- Ground black pepper
- Herbs, optional
- 1/2 lemon, optional
- Preheat the oven to 230 degrees Celsius. Lie a baking sheet with aluminium foil, folding the edges to create a little “box” to hold all the liquid in. Wash the salmon fillet and pat dry with paper towel.
- Drizzle olive oil on one side of the salmon fillet then season with salt, ground black pepper and herbs if using. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the fillet, if using. Repeat on the other side of the salmon fillet.
- Lower the oven temperature to 200 degrees Celsius and bake the salmon, skin-side up for 15 to 20 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through. If you want a crispy skin, place the salmon under the broiler for a couple of minutes (watch the salmon!).