Salmon is one of those foods you really should be eating more of. But how can you make it? There are many ways you can cook salmon, but baking is arguably the easiest. That is true whether or not you wrap it in foil or drown it in sauce. Here are 3 easy baked salmon recipes you will love.
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Salmon cakes are probably the first choice among potential leftover salmon recipes. You can use leftover salmon from a barbeque or use canned salmon, if leftovers aren’t available.
The salmon should be cooked for 10 to 15 minutes in the oven, unless the salmon was canned or pre-cooked leftovers. Then put it on a warm skillet with butter and olive oil. Add diced onion and pepper. Sauté for around ten minutes, removing it when it is soft and golden. Mix the salmon with onion, bread crumbs, mayo, Worchester sauce, and spices to taste. Scoop it to make small patties. These will be pan fried with butter. They just need to be cooked three to four minutes per side, and then you’re done.
OK, broiling isn’t quite the same thing as baking. It involves setting your oven at a much higher temperature. Preheat the broiler on high. Put the salmon filets on aluminum foil or a baking sheet lined with parchment. Add seasoning like pepper or herbs. You can add sauces, too. Put the salmon on the sheet and then put the salmon about five inches below the broiler.
The salmon will be cooked in five to eight minutes, depending on how well you’d like it cooked and the size of the piece of salmon. How do you know if it is done? The salmon is done when the corner of the filet flakes if you tug at the corner with a fork. The biggest benefit of this approach is that it is almost no work on your part, though it gets points for being relatively fast.
Traditionally Baked Salmon
Baking salon is easy. Set your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheet with foil. The filet should be baked skin side down for twelve to fifteen minutes. It should be pink and opaque. One benefit of this cooking technique is how versatile it is. You could cook the salmon on a bed of lemons covered in honey or the vegetables of your choice. That’s five minutes of prep time, if you just need to slice up the lemons. You could bake mashed potatoes or roast carrots along with the salmon, too.
One of the benefits of baking salmon like this is that you can cook several salmon at the same time, whereas it would take more time and effort if you tried to pan fry the salmon. Now you’re guaranteed to have leftovers.
We’d recommend making certain the foil is closed, since it keeps the salmon from drying out and keeps the flavor from your lemon or other ingredients locked in with the fish fillets. You could also serve the salmon on a bed of rice you made on the stovetop while the salmon is cooking.