Baked salmon is the favorite delicacy of many people. Read the article to learn how to bake salmon.

How To Bake Salmon

Salmon is one fish that has come as a boon for all those who consider their health to be their topmost priority. Salmon is a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acids. Ask any doctor and he would tell you how much important these fatty acids are for the health of the heart. Salmon is also one of the tastiest fish around and it can be cooked in several ways for you to relish the taste. Baking the salmon is one of the favorite cooking methods, as it lends a certain texture and taste to the fish. Compared to other methods of cooking, baking salmon takes more time, but this is only a minor hindrance for those who are absolutely salmon devout! You can enhance the flavor of the salmon with a host of spices and marinade. Or you can simply bake the fillets with a sprinkling of salt, pepper and lime. For a more gastronomic touch, you can stuff the salmon with herbs, crab meat, mushrooms or any other delicacy.
Everything depends upon your taste and desire. Rest assured that whichever way the salmon is cooked your taste buds won’t suffer. Read below for more information on how to bake salmon.
Baking Salmon
Ingredients Required
  • Salmon - Whole or Fillets
  • Baking Dish
  • Assortment of Various Spices and Marinades
  • Aluminum Foil
Preparing The Fish
  • Salmon can be prepared in a number of ways before baking. Always prepare the fish at least a couple of hours before baking.
  • You can rub the salmon with a variety of seasonings like paprika, sea salt, or chili powder along with dry herbs.
  • Another method is to glaze the salmon. The best way to do this is to put a slice of pineapple or any sweet fruit on top of the fish and set it to bake. The juice will coat the fish during baking.
  • You can also marinade the salmon. However, the marinating should be done overnight so that the fish absorbs the flavors of the marinade. You can buy ready-made marinade or make it using ingredients like lime juice, salt, white wine, olive oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, etc.
For Baking
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, line the baking dish with the aluminum foil.
  • Put the fish on the baking sheet and place it in the oven. Depending upon the recipe you should place the salmon closer or farther from the heat.
  • Bake until the fillets turn opaque. The time that is required to bake depends upon the thickness of the fish. A general rule of thumb is to bake for four to six minutes per half inch of thickness.
  • Be particular about the time that you bake the salmon. Remove it at the right time so that you don’t overcook. Don’t forget that the salmon will keep on cooking even after you remove it from the oven, as it will take a few minutes to cool down.
  • Before removing from the oven you should check if the salmon is done properly. The best way to do this is to check if the fish is opaque throughout. You can also flake the fish with a fork. If the fish is done, it will flake easily.

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