Delicious Cooked Salmon Filets

Baked Salmon

I have been making salmon like this for a couple of years and though I sometimes will try something different, I always come back to this recipe.  It is super easy and one of our favorites.

Salmon is high in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin D, so do yourself a favor and consider salmon for dinner tonight.

The vast majority of  Atlantic salmon that we buy in the U.S. is farm raised. I usually buy this 6 pack at Whole Foods and the cost is $19.99.  We usually have leftovers and you can use that to put on a salad or make salmon burgers.

File Jun 18, 3 25 21 PMI encourage you to look at the ingredient listing even on salmon.  I have seen salmon at Costco that has red dye #40 in it.  No reason for red dye #40 to be in salmon except that it makes it more red and pleasing to the eye.  I would avoid this even if it seems like a good deal.

My favorite seasonings are Bosari and you can purchase them at Whole Foods or Amazon. The ingredient list is : sea salt, garlic, basil, rosemary, black pepper, orange peel, ginger and nutmeg. They are a really clean seasoning without preservatives. 

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  • 1. Remove salmon filets from fridge about 20 minutes before you are ready to bake.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 450
  • 3. You will need a 9x11 or 9x14 baking dish.
  • 4. Cut the butter into 4 slices and place in bottom of baking dish
  • 5. Liberally season the salmon on the side without skin
  • 6. Place the baking dish in the oven with just the butter and heat until the butter is popping and sizzling.
  • 7. Remove the baking pan and place the salmon filets in the pan with the skin side facing up.
  • 8. Place baking pan back in oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  • 9. Remove pan from oven and gently peel the skin off of the salmon filets.
  • 10. Season the filet on the side that you just removed the skin from.
  • 11. Flip the salmon over so the uncooked side is face down and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • 12. Remove the salmon from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  • 13. Serve with lemon and enjoy!

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I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and I also have my Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I have studied nutrition and wellness for 16 years and ...