Learn how to cook perfect oven baked salmon with this easy technique that turns out perfect every time! Quick, easy, healthy and delicious!
Perfect Oven Baked Salmon Recipe (Keto, Paleo)
The past few months, I’ve been receiving the most beautiful pieces of sustainable, line caught, wild Alaskan salmon and fish from my monthly Sitka Salmon Shares box.
I’ll admit, the first time I got my box, I was a little intimidated. These were the most gorgeous pieces of fish I ever saw and I wanted to do them justice.
In the past, I’ve been known to overcook salmon. Overcooking fish can be so easy to do, right?! I was determined to not ruin these amazing pieces of fish by overcooking.
So I started researching, which then lead to experimenting. And I’m proud to say that I found a fool-proof method to get the most perfect oven baked salmon every single time. It’s seriously the best.
I’m talking flaky, moist, tender… it’s the most absolutely delicious, mouthwatering salmon you will ever eat, I promise.
I now make this oven baked salmon recipe weekly and it turns out perfect every single time. Just 15 minutes from start to finish! Because it’s such a breeze to make, it’s become a weeknight staple dinner for us.
My husband even says it’s better than going to a seafood restaurant and I agree….and I’m from Maryland where we’ve eaten at our fair share of wonderful seafood restaurants!
There is nothing that beats wild Alaskan Salmon – I highly recommend finding some high quality, wild Alaskan Salmon for this recipe! 🙂 HERE is where I get mine (you can get $25 off with coupon code INSPIRED)
How to Cook Salmon in the Oven
How Long to Bake Salmon in the Oven?
I’ve found the best way to cook salmon in the oven is to cook it at high temperatures for a short time. For perfect oven baked salmon, bake it at 425 degrees fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes for each 1/2 inch of thickness. You want the internal temperature to be somewhere between 125F – 140F and no higher than 140F. 125F for medium and 140F for fully cooked salmon.
A sprinkle of coconut sugar (or brown sugar or use THIS Keto brown sugar replacement) slightly caramelizes the top of the fish and makes it even more mouthwateringly flaky and tender. Then just a dash of garlic powder, sea salt and pepper all over the top is all that’s needed!
Sitka Salmon Shares & Coupon Code
If you want to support a downright amazing community of small boat fishermen who are incredibly conscientious about sustainable practices, I highly recommend Sitka Salmon Shares. Their premium, wild fish is hook and line caught in the pristine waters of Southeast Alaksa and the North Pacific, exclusively within sustainable fisheries. The fish is completely traceable to the boats of their fishermen.
You’ll get home delivery with recipes and a newsletter about the fishermen who caught that month’s share. And their packaging is even compostable. Love!
The price is in line with what you would expect to pay for high quality fish at a fish market. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the fish and their service and company. Once you taste their seafood, I know you’ll be able to taste the difference! SO DANG GOOD!
Sitka Salmon Shares is offering Primally Inspired readers $25 off any of their shares (except the Taste of Summer share), with Sitka Salmon Shares Coupon Code: INSPIRED
Click HERE to go to the Sitka Salmon Shares website and don’t forget to enter coupon code : INSPIRED
I’m excited for you to try their fish, support such a mindful company and taste the difference for yourself! I hope you enjoy my Perfect Oven Baked printable recipe below!
Perfect Oven Baked Salmon Recipe
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. (Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.)
- Place salmon, skin side down, on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle coconut sugar over the entire top side of the salmon. Next, sprinkle garlic powder, sea salt and pepper over the top.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes per ½ inch of thickness.
- Top with optional garnishes, if desired.
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