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Oven Baked Salmon Plus 5 Tasty Flavour Ideas

Have this perfectly juicy and tender Oven Baked Salmon on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Plus 5 tasty flavour ideas to try for this best baked salmon recipe!

About Oven Baked Salmon:

There are many ways to cook salmon, but one of the easiest methods is to bake it in the oven. Preparation is as simple as laying the salmon pieces out on a piece of parchment paper, seasoning it with simple spices or sauces, then putting it into the oven for 12 – 15 minutes to roast. While the salmon is roasting you can put together a few side dishes like rice, salad or any of your favourite vegetables, and dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less! Easiest dinner ever.

Oven Baked Salmon

5 Delicious Flavour Ideas for Oven Baked Salmon:

Depending on what flavours you like with your salmon, you can keep it simple with salt and pepper, or a little butter and dill, or smother it with your favourite sauces or one of these tasty ideas:

  • Simple Seasoning: Before roasting, season the salmon generously with salt and pepper. You can also use a seasoning salt.
  • Lemon & Butter: Before roasting, brush the salmon pieces with melted butter, then squeeze on some lemon juice, season with salt and pepper (to taste). Then lay some fresh lemon slices on each piece of fish. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Dill & Butter:  Before roasting, lather each piece of salmon with melted butter, then add dill. Season with salt, pepper.  After the salmon has roasted, garnish with fresh dill.
  • Sweet & Spicy: Before roasting, brush each piece of salmon generously with a sweet chili sauce. We like to use Frank’s Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce.
  • Teriyaki: Before roasting, brush the salmon generously with your favourite teriyaki sauce.
  • Garlic & Dijon: Mix together 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp dijon mustard and 1 clove of minced garlic. Then before roasting, season the salmon with salt and paper then brush the salmon with the garlic/dijon mixture. You can also drizzle on a little honey or sprinkle on brown sugar before baking.

Oven Baked Salmon Recipe Tips:

  • Parchment Paper: Line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment so that it doesn’t stick to the pan. You can also use aluminum foil.
  • Place skin side down: When laying the salmon on the baking sheet, lay it skin side down.
  • Baking Time: Salmon roasted in the oven is much quicker than you might think. The general rule is 6 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • How to tell if the salmon is cooked: The easiest way to tell if salmon is cooked through is to gently press down on the top of it with a fork and it will flake easily. The internal temperature in the thickest part of the salmon should be 145 degrees F (USDA recommendation).
  • Leftovers: Store any cooked leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2 days.



Oven Baked Salmon

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Have this perfectly juicy and tender Oven Baked Salmon on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes.  Plus 5 tasty flavour ideas to try!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish and Seafood
  • Method: Baking


Units Scale
  • 4 oz salmon fillets (skin on, about 3 to 4 fillets)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a large baking pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper (or your favourite sauce or seasonings).
  3. Bake 12 – 15 minutes.

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  1. Thanks for sharing these ideas! I love salmon (it’s my favourite) I usually top mine with red pesto and Parmesan!