Please upgrade your browser

  View changes →

Feb 28 2012
5 years ago
6:44 PM MDT

Easy Baked Salmon that IS Edible! Yay!

Feb 28, 2012 @ 6:44 PM MDT
The links in the post below may be affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

I love salmon or should I say I use to just love salmon when I would go to a restaurant to eat it? You see, previously when I would try to cook salmon… well, I would either over-cook it, under-cook it, or just make sure it wasn’t edible. Yep, I’ve learned that there are far too many ways to screw up salmon.

So with that being said, I was very happy to learn from a friend how to make salmon taste just like you are dining at a restaurant. It’s also super simple to make and doesn’t require very many ingredients. And did I mention it’s delicious?! 🙂

Even if you aren’t a salmon fan or think you aren’t a salmon fan, I would give this recipe a try. You may be surprised. Really.

Easy Baked Salmon

Salmon fillets
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon (or more)
3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil (honestly, I didn’t measure)

Optional ingredients depending on what you like:
Minced or smashed garlic with fresh or dried basil
Fresh dill
Or use any other herbs or spices that you have on hand

Place salmon fillets in small casserole dish or glass baking dish (skin side down if you purchased the salmon with the skin and don’t worry, the skin easily peels off after it has been baked). Generously salt and pepper the salmon. I like salt… a lot. 🙂 Now throw in any other herbs or spices you like. I threw in minced garlic. I didn’t have any basil on hand, but I would have added if I did. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the salmon and then drizzle olive oil generously over everything. Let marinate in fridge for about an hour… if you don’t have an hour, just marinate for as long as you can. It will still be delicious even without marinating at all.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until fish easily flakes with fork. Remove foil and broil for another 2 to 3 minutes until the salmon starts to look a little crispy! Yum!

I served the salmon with spinach salad, which I added apples, walnuts and a pear dressing to. I also cut a butternut squash into “fries” (so much fun cutting a butternut squash – NOT!). I tossed the “fries” in coconut oil, generously salted and peppered, then baked at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes while making sure to flip half way through. And then I devoured my plate. Eating Healthy tastes so darn good! 😀

  • HIP List
  • Print

Sign up and start saving! It's free and easy. Already have an account?

What is the HIP List?

Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply add the post to your HIP List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the HIP List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, you first must head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back later to, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account.


When logged into your account, you will then see your HIP List on every page.


If you're wanting to print a certain deal, article, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. That will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include in your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you!


If there are deals that you are not interested in keeping on your list, just click on the minus button to remove it.


Now, just print your customized HIP list whenever you're ready to go shopping and snag some "Hip" deals!