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Oven-Roasted Salmon

When I’m starving after work, I want a fast meal with no-fail technique. Roasted salmon is super tender and has a delicate sweetness. It’s also an easy wowza for company. —Jeanne Ambrose, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 center-cut salmon fillet (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet in a cold oven. Preheat oven to 450°. Meanwhile, brush salmon with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Carefully remove skillet from oven. Place fish, skin side down, in skillet. Return to oven; bake uncovered, until salmon flakes easily and a thermometer reads 125°, 14-18 minutes. Cut salmon into four equal portions.
FOR GREMOLATA: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. FOR DILL AND CAPER BUTTER: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup softened butter, 1 tablespoon minced shallot, 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon chopped capers. FOR MAPLE SOY GLAZE: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 minced green onion, 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 295 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


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  • Jeanne
    Sep 27, 2020

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  • rlevy215
    Jun 4, 2018

    Its a favorite in my family. The different toppings are fantastic too. We especially love the dill caper butter.

  • jkcoach98
    Feb 2, 2018

    I also have better recipes for salmon that I prefer. I did think that this was tasty, but not one of my favorites.

  • lshaw
    Dec 13, 2016

    I have a number of savory recipes for salmon that I prefer over this one. I used the caper/shallot/dill topping and it was good but I'm not sure I will do this one again. The directions for baking were correct, however, and the salmon was cooked but still moist.

  • Marketing
    Sep 4, 2016

    Love this salmon recipe. It's so easy and delicious. Simple, quality ingredients make the toppings superb!

  • Debra Torres
    May 25, 2016

    This was so good and had such a beautiful presentation. I made the gremolata topping - so delicious! My daughter says it's a keeper, and I agree!

  • apschwartz
    May 2, 2016

    Super easy and very delicious!! This will become a staple when we need to add some fish to our weekly menu.