Perfectly Baked Salmon

Perfectly Baked Salmon


Perfectly Baked Salmon

Basic, easy instructions for a perfectly baked salmon fillet.  I've used fresh BC Sockeye Salmon but this will work with any, just adjust the cooking time; less for a smaller fish and a little more for a bigger fish.  This is great hot out of the oven for dinner or let it cool and serve it with a salad for lunch or summer dinner.
Course Lunch, Main Course
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 BC Sockeye Fillet (approx 1.5-2 lb or 800 grams) or other salmon fillet
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp Coarse or Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450' F

    Fresh BC Sockeye Salmon
  2. Put fish fillet on a baking sheet, lined with parchment or tinfoil if you want an easy cleanup 😉

    Sprinkle salt and pepper over fish fillet

    Salt and Pepper Salmon
  3. Bake 10-14 minutes, watching carefully at the end and taking the fish out immediately once barely cooked through.  My oven cooks on the cool side and took 13 minutes for my 800 gram fillet.
    Perfectly Baked Sockeye Salmon