OR an easy and foolproof way to cook all kinds of fish in the oven at home quickly….
We like to eat fish. In fact we like all kinds of fish but one of our favorite type of fish is salmon. We really love that deep red salmon (wild) that you sometimes see in the stores. Luckily Trader Joe’s sells this wild salmon and even in smaller packages that are better for two.
We have even purchased a rather large piece of salmon, cooked the whole piece and then had some nice salmon leftovers to have the next day on a salad. (I was planning to make a salmon salad sandwich with mayo and celery but truthfully just got a little lazy and placed the salmon on some salad greens. I am glad now, as the salmon was just fantastic! and tasty! I so love it when you can cook at home and say this was way better than going out)
OK so the big question is: how to cook the salmon, right??
It really is very quick and easy.
Roasted Salmon in the Oven
Heat your oven to 425 degrees
1. Prepare your baking dish by covering it in foil and either spraying with no-stick spray or a little oil. (yes I mean a little- spread it out with your fingers so there is only a thin film of olive oil on the foil in the pan).
2. Prepare your fish by thawing if frozen, then rinse and dry with paper towel. Place your fish (skin side down) on the oiled foil in the pan.
3. Lightly coat the fish with olive oil (again, thin) and season with salt and pepper, season salt or whatever you like to use. We like to use either a season salt or a salt-free seasoning like Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salute.
4. Place in the pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes for each inch of fish. This means if your fish is an inch think, you would want to check after 10 minutes to see if it is done. If you have a very thick piece of fish, say sea bass, you might want to go for 15 minutes.
5. Check you fish to make sure that it is fully cooked by cutting into the thickest part with your knife and seeing if the fish is “clear”(uncooked) in the middle or if the color is the same all the way through (fully cooked).
After you have made your fish this way a couple of times you will find that you get used to the high heat and quick heating time. You will get a feel for how long you will need to cook your fish- and then you can start to experiment with marinades or sauces to top the fish.
Let us know how this works for you. Enjoy!