The Easiest Way to Cook Salmon

The Easiest Way to Cook Salmon

If you’re not cooking salmon this way yet, you totally should.

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In the past, my go-to method was to pan-sear salmon with a hot fire on the stovetop. Which was always kind of a hassle because the hot oil would pop all over the place and the whole house would end up smelling like fish.

Then I found this on Pinterest: Perfect Salmon Every Time!

It’s from the Pioneer Woman (no surprise!) and she credits her friend Pam Anderson.

Here’s what you do: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Drizzle some olive oil on the foil. Place a whole filet of salmon on the foil, skin side down. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet in a cold oven. Turn the temperature to 400 degrees and set the timer for 20 to 25 minutes. It comes out moist and flakey every time!

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You can do the same thing with smaller portions of salmon. Just reduce the cooking time to 12-15 minutes, or so, for small individual filets.

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For serving, I love to serve salmon with this pre-made Lemon-Dill-Caper Sauce. You can find it at HEB or buy it online here. The salmon can be served warm or room-temperature, which is great for summer.

Lemon Dill Sauce

Another delicious use for this easy baked salmon is to slice it up for fish tacos. Just wrap it up in a tortilla with some crunchy cabbage, grated cheese, sliced avocado, and my super quick and easy four-ingredient cilantro-lime sauce.

Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Do you have a cooking shortcut you’d like to share? I would love to hear from you! Thanks and happy summer!

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