Roasted Salmon! The very name of it makes your taste buds hyper active. The smell of it after it had been cooked, its taste and the conversation it triggers off (Well that is the beauty of delicious food). In this article we are going to learn How to cook salmon in the oven in the easiest way.
The very basic cooking involves the art (sarcastically!) of rubbing the salmon fillets with oil and then sprinkling salt and pepper. As simple as that. Always keep in mind one important thing, salmon cooks at a quick speed so you have to stay near to the oven all the time.
How To Cook Salmon in the Oven
What You Need
2 to 3 pounds salmon fillets (skin-on)
Lemon wedges and coriander for garnishing
Roasting pan or baking sheet and an Aluminum foil
- Preheating the oven : Place the baking sheet or the roasting pan in the middle rack and preheat it to 425F.
- Dry the salmon: Pat dry the salmon to remove the moisture out of it and to get the best flavors. Use a paper towel for the purpose.
- Time for oil, salt, and pepper: Rub some oil over the salmon- just enough to grease up the salmon. You can use a pastry brush for rubbing the oil. The oil should be rubbed properly over the salmon. Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over the salmon to add spices to it.
- Roasting the salmon: Place the salmon on the baking sheet and place the sheet in the oven. The total roasting time of the salmon is determined by the thickness of the thickest part of the salmon fillet. Half inch of a salmon take 4-6 minutes to cook and on an average the maximum thickness of a salmon is around 1 inch. So with a simple math in 8-9 minutes you get perfectly cooked salmon. To check whether the salmon has cooked or not. Take a fork and try flake the salmon. If it gets flaked easily it is ready else roast it more for a minute or two.
After around 8-9 minutes your salmon is ready and should be served immediately. Garnish it with coriander leaves, lemon wedges and sprinkle a pinch of pepper more.
This is the easiest way and even you can teach anyone how to cook salmon in the oven now. Now you have a simple yet effective recipe in your armor and can easily cook it on a very short notice. Please share the experiences you had while cooking by this method.