Baked Salmon


Salmon is a delicious and healthy fish that can be cooked in many different ways. This recipe for baked salmon is simple and quick, and can be easily adapted to suit your taste. Serve with roasted vegetables or a salad for a healthy and tasty meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  3. Top with lemon slices and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.

Description

This recipe for baked salmon produces tender and juicy fish fillets, with a crispy lemon and herb topping. It is a healthy and easy recipe that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many ways that this recipe can be changed or improved. Try using different herbs or spices on the salmon, such as dill, thyme or chilli flakes. You could also add some chopped garlic or ginger to the lemon and oil mixture. For a richer flavour, you could replace the olive oil with butter.

What other food it works well with

Baked salmon is a versatile dish that goes well with many different sides. Try serving it with roasted vegetables, a simple salad, mashed potato or steamed rice.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when cooking salmon is to overcook it. Salmon should be cooked until it is opaque in the centre, but still pink and juicy. Overcooked salmon will be dry and tough. Another mistake is to not use enough oil or lemon, which can result in the salmon being bland. Be sure to season the salmon well with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

One serving of this recipe provides approximately:

  • Calories: 400
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Fish

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