Oven Roasted Salmon

Oven Roasted Salmon

A simple and delicious way to cook salmon without a grill.
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serves 4
Oven Roasted Salmon
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and place baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • 1 salmon fillet, with skin (about 2 pounds)
  • Using a sharp knife, make 4 or 5 shallow slashes on the skin side, taking care to not cut into the flesh. You merely want to create stem vents through the skin. Place skin side down on a cutting board or plate.
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. Using a pastry brush or your hands, coat the flesh with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 275°F degrees and remove baking sheet.
  • Place salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet and roast until the thickest part of the fillet registers 125°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 10 to 14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board. Slide into desired size and remove skin. Serve with rice and green beans.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/oven-roasted-salmon/). Adapted from Cook's Illustrated. (May 2008.)

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