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This Oven Baked Salmon is a lovely way to serve salmon. It is very quick to make (JUST 15 minutes) and so delicious. This Salmon is vibrant, moist, flaky, citrusy and seasoned beautifully. A perfect easy weeknight meal for busy people and great for meal prep. 

Salmon in a tray with lemons, red onions and coriander

Oven Baked Salmon Ingredients

There aren’t a load of ingredients in this flavourful recipe:

  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cumin 
  • Coriander
  • Red Onions
  • Salt and Pepper

Salmon with marinade with red onions and lemons scattered around

I am obsessed with all things lemony and I add lemon to so many recipes. The thing with using lemons is that they also help achieve a moist flaky salmon inside and out.

How long should I bake Salmon in the Oven?

This recipe doesn’t take long to bake in the oven. Simply position a rack in the center of the oven and bake the salmon in a preheated oven at 200 C/GM 10 for about 15 minutes. 

Cooking times should be adjusted though depending on the thickness of the salmon cut.

How do I know the Salmon is cooked?

Apart from the obvious colour change in the Salmon, the best way to check if the salmon is cooked through, is to insert a fork into the center of the fillet and slightly twist it. If it comes out flaky, opaque and moist, then it is ready.

Is Salmon sustainable?

You can check if your Salmon is sustainable by checking out suppliers here. MSC labelled salmon comes from a fishery that has been independently certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard. This can be identified via a blue MSC sticker on the outer packaging.

Brands who have committed to selling sustainable Salmon are Aldi, Lidl, Tesco.

More Fish Recipes

Avocado Dip

I make avocado dips all the time and this one is yummy. I make variations of it too. It’s a mix of avocado, lemon or lime, oil, coriander and salt. I kept it pretty simple really. Here is another version I make that I serve with everything.

This dip/sauce/whatever is absolutely optional but I think it works so well together.

Meal Prep

Aside from this recipe being both easy and delicious, it also is as a great recipe for meal prep. The Salmon will keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

This would be a great meal to pack up as a work lunch or use as an incredibly fast dinner.

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Salmon in a tray with lemons, red onions and coriander
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Oven Baked Salmon

This Oven Baked Salmon is a lovely way to serve salmon that is very quick to make and so delicious. This Salmon is vibrant, moist, flaky, citrusy and seasoned beautifully. A perfect easy weeknight meal for busy people and great for meal prep. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine british
Keyword Dinner in 10 Minutes, Fish Supper, Salmon
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 317 kcal
Author Safira

Ingredients

  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 flat tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small Lemon Zest and Juice plus 1 Lemon cut into slices
  • 1 large Red Onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C/Gas Mark 6.

  2. Place the Salmon on a plate and rub with the garlic, paprika, lemon zest, corinader, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Drizzle over oil amd lemon and rub in.

  3. Place the salmon on an oven tray. Scatter around lemon slices and sliced red onions. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, until Salmon is cooked through.

  4. To serve, divide the Salmon and potatoes between plates. Serve with avocado dip (see notes) and your favourite sides. I love Cous Cous or Rice and Green Veg.

Recipe Notes

  • Optional - To serve with the avocado dip - Combine half a large Avocado, with Coriander leaves/stems, Juice of half a Lemon or Lime, a little Olive Oil plus Salt and Pepper in a blender and blend till combined. 
  • Is the Salmon cooked? Apart from the obvious colour change, the best way to check if the salmon is cooked through, is to insert a fork into the center of the fillet and slightly twist it. If it comes out flaky, opaque and moist, then it is ready.
  • Sustainability - You can check if your Salmon is sustainable by checking out suppliers here. MSC labelled salmon comes from a fishery that has been independently certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard. (This can be easily identified via the blue MSC sticker on the packaging). Brands who have committed to selling sustainable Salmon are Aldi, Lidl, Tesco
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 164
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.2g28%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 768mg22%
Carbohydrates 5.2g2%
Protein 35.3g71%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 thoughts on “Oven Baked Salmon

  1. 5 stars
    I love salmon, but haven’t tried to make it at home yet! So glad I found this recipe, looks super easy and oh my so delicious!

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