My philosophy on food is this:
MAKE IT WITH LOVE, USE QUALITY INGREDIENTS, KEEP IT EASY
Roast Salmon is one of my go-to meals because it is healthy, easy and SO COMPLETELY DELICIOUS. Salmon can often be intimidating to make at home but I am here to assure you that it can be moist, flaky, and melt in your mouth. The requests that come in for this recipe are insane - in fact, 3 people asked me for it this week alone - which is why I am posting it, so everyone can find it with ease. Give it a try this weekend and let me know what you think in the comments below - or, tag me in your Instagram photos: @billie_june
PS: At the bottom of the post are additional cooking notes as well as a printable!
8oz Salmon Fillet
Preheat Oven to 450 degrees
Butter sides and bottom of ovenproof dish - I slice off a pat of butter and use a paper towel to do this.
Place salmon skin side down and season with salt and pepper.
Roast for 12 - 15 min.
Every oven is different so if you do not want to run the risk of the salmon drying, start at 12 and check the center - it will be fine if you cut into it.
- If using glass or ceramic ovenware, ensure dish can withstand heat up to 450 degrees - some can only withstand up to 350 degrees.
- Feel fee to substitute a sheet pan and aluminum foil if you do not have ovenware readily available.
- I prefer to purchase Atlantic salmon, wild whenever possible, from the seafood counter at my local grocer. If in doubt when selecting, ask your local expert behind the counter - trust me when I say they are happy to talk to a friendly face and disseminate their knowledge.
- I prefer to purchase my salmon with the skin on but you can request for it to be removed at the time of selection.
- I am a firm believer that using butter to grease the sides and bottom of the dish makes clean up 1000% easier, feel free to substitute with olive oil.
- Salmon is not a protein that needs to rest like chicken or beef - once removed from the oven, by the time it is plated and on the table, its juices should be sufficiently distributed.
- If you would like to mix up your flavor profile, you could add a thin layer of brown sugar (not too thick or it will not caramelize); chili powder; cajun seasoning; a smear of stone ground mustard or make a honey mustard - whatever you prefer!