[Recipe] Baked salmon

This is my first recipe post!  Haven’t had much time to cook the past couple of months, but now that exams are over, will definitely be cooking a lot more.

My philosophy on cooking is to use ingredients that are fresh and in season.  Once you have quality ingredients, you’ve already won over half the battle.  Even lightly seasoning them in salt and pepper will taste great.  So hopefully you guys find my recipes easy to make, and delicious to boot!

 

First off, we’ll be starting with a filet of wild sockeye salmon (yes, it really is this red naturally!), around 1.5 – 2 pounds.  I bought this one from Costco, at $7.99 a pound.  But you can use any type of fish you’d like.  After you take the fish out from the package, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.  For those of you who like to eat the salmon skin (not me!), remember to scrape off the scales, then clean the fish.  Then, lightly sprinkle with some sea salt or if all you have on hand is regular salt, that’s fine too.  Usually, for seafood, I prefer using sea salt because it is not as salty as regular salt plus it gives a cleaner and sweeter taste.

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes.  Then, place the salmon on a foil-lined baking pan and pop it into the oven.  Since the fish is from Costco, I had to cut it in half so that it’ll fit onto the baking pan.

 

Bake for 20 minutes.  Then, voila, perfectly cooked salmon.

 

Basically, this is the main entree.  You can pair it with sauteed vegetables, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, etc the possibilities are endless!  For this meal, I made it into a salmon salad for a light summer dinner, and dressed it with some EVOO and aged balsamic vinegar.

Bon appetite!

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