October 23, 2012

Baked Salmon

Thank you for your encouraging responses to my new meal plan idea!! I hope everyone loves it!

This is one of those throw-together, use-what-you have recipes. It was inspired by my Aunt Lysa's salmon, but she puts hers on the grill. We don't have a grill big enough, so I put mine in the oven, and found the right timing and temperature from The Pioneer Woman. I also don't have exactly the seasonings Lysa uses, so I made it up with what I could find, including a recipe for homemade Garlic Bread seasoning that is fabulous. So many uses!!  But we loved this salmon just as much as Aunt Lysa's. Even the boys!
Baked Salmon
Printable Recipe

1 large salmon fillet, 1-2 pounds (we took the skin off, it's up to you!)
Alaskan Salmon Seasoning (or any favorite fish seasoning)
lemon pepper (or fresh juice from 1 lemon)
Garlic Bread Seasoning (buy, or make your own! Recipe below)

Lay the salmon in the middle of a large piece of foil. Lay a few slices (about 1/2-1 Tb) of butter on the salmon. Sprinkle with all seasonings, and/or lemon juice.

Pull the sides of the foil up and crimp in the middle, making a sealed packet around the fish. Place the foil packet on a baking sheet, and place on the top rack in a COLD oven.

Turn the oven up to 400 degrees and set the timer for 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of your fish. Remove from oven and serve!
I am VERY picky about fish. I hate it when it tastes strongly "fishy", which is why I don't cook with it much. But I'm learning!! And this was so quick and easy, it definitely calls for many repeats! We need some more Omega 3's around these parts.
The fish was cooked perfectly, with so little effort! It was tender and flaky and delicious. The fun part is, you could do anything with it!! What do you have around the house?? Want to make it healthier, just skip the butter and drizzle a bit of olive oil! Fresh dill and lemon slices, Cajun blackened spices, rosemary and minced garlic... the possibilities are endless!
I love easy meals, don't you??

Garlic Bread Seasoning (from Our Best Bites)

1/2 c. powdered Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tsp. parsley


  1. Can you edit this to add a picture of the Alaskan Salmon Seasoning? I don't think I've ever heard of one! That garlic bread seasoning sounds delicious, as does garlic bread and salmon!!

    1. I used Chef Paul's Magic Salmon Seasoning. The brand my aunt uses is called Hi Mountain Wild Alaskan Salmon Seasoning, and I plan on ordering some, because it's awesome. But again, the beauty of this is that you can use whatever you have, whatever you can find!

  2. That looks fabulous April. Salmon is something we don't eat enough of here in our house, but when we do we love it. I used to do a Cedar Planked salmon when I worked for the Bruckmanns as their chef. It was pretty good, but this looks better. NOw all I have to do is fine some Wild Alaska Salmon spice???

  3. Just the way I would season it too. Simply no fuss, but delicious!


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