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The Best Ways to Bake Salmon Fillet

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
The Best Ways to Bake Salmon Fillet

Salmon is the king of the blue fish, as it's versatile, full of nutrients and perfect for simply baking in the oven. The fatty acids in salmon help to control cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as being a rich source of minerals that promote muscle health. If you're wondering what the best way to cook salmon is, then at you'll find the best ways to bake salmon fillet so that it tastes delicious.

You'll need:

  • Salmon
  • Spices
  • Lemon
  • A baking tray
  • Foil or greaseproof paper
  • Oven
  • Herbs
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • Vegetables
You may also be interested in: How to Cook Fresh Salmon

Steps to follow:


Salmon en papillote is one of the simplest and healthiest ways to bake this fish. Place fresh or frozen salmon fillets in some foil or grease-proof paper. Squeeze lemon juice over the fillets and season with salt and pepper. Tightly seal the parcel and place the salmon on a baking tray in the oven. When the foil or paper starts to puff up, you'll know it's ready.

The best thing about this recipe? It's very light, that's why it's useful if you're trying to care for your health but still eat something tasty and low in calories.

The Best Ways to Bake Salmon Fillet - Step 1

Another way to bake salmon fillet is to make a marinade of light olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, basil and parsley in a bowl. Marinate the salmon fillets in the mixture for at least an hour in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F) and wrap the salmon fillets in a foil parcel. Place on a baking tray. Bake until the salmon comes away with a fork, usually for about 35-40 minutes.


Salmon with mango sauce is a delicious recipe to make in the oven. To make the sauce, mix:

  • 1diced mango
  • 1 finely chopped spring onion
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.

Bake a salmon fillet at 250°C (480°F) for 15-20 minutes and cover with the mango salsa. Serve with lemon slices.

The Best Ways to Bake Salmon Fillet - Step 3

Another way is to make this delicious oven-baked salmon with Italian spices. Place a fresh salmon fillet in a baking dish and cover with typical Italian herbs, such as oregano, basil or sage and season with pepper, salt and a touch of garlic powder. Add sliced mushrooms and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and cover the dish with foil. Bake at 200°C (480°F) for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and enjoy this delicious dish.

The Best Ways to Bake Salmon Fillet - Step 4

Last but not least, bake the salmon in this Mexican-inspired and tasty dish. Take two salmon fillets and place them in a baking dish. Rub the top of the fillets with 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, a squeeze of lemon and a Cajun spice mix (a hot spice that you can find in most supermarkets). Cover with foil and bake at 350°C (660°F) for 20 minutes. Serve with red beans and rice on the side.


To make sure these salmon fillet recipes taste delicious it's very important to choose a fresh piece, this is why we invite you to read our article on how to know if Salmon has gone off so you know how to detect those that you should purchase.

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  • Salmon goes well with almost any kind of spices and flavourings. Try your own seasonings and use the easy-cooking methods above.
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