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Basic Baked Salmon Recipe

Need to cook a whole salmon fillet? This is a simple way to cool a whole salmon fillet in under half an hour. Prep this, put it in the oven and by the time you make a salad it will be ready and dinner is served! Plan 8oz per serving for most people, this recipe assumes a 2# fillet.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings


  • Sheet Pan


  • 1-3 Pound Salmon fillet
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon wedges


  • Place oven rack to the center position and preheat your oven to 425°
  • Rinse your salmon fillet and then pat dry with a paper towel
  • Sprinkle your salmon with enough oil to coat and spread with your fingers or pastry brush. Liberally coat with salt and pepper.
  • Cooking time will depend on how thick your salmon is. Plan 4-6 minuted per inch at its thickest point. You will want it to be just done and flaky. Officially you will want your salmon to be 145° internally.
  • Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Keyword Baked