Oven Baked Salmon is a delicious way to get a healthy dinner on the table fast. Pick one of these easy, yummy salmon recipes for dinner tonight; lemon butter salmon, honey mustard salmon or maple salmon!:
pictured below lemon butter + dill salmon
How To Bake Salmon
Baking salmon is one of the easiest techniques for making salmon. First, coat a baking dish or rimmed baking sheet with some oil or butter. Next lay the salmon in the pan and then cover with your salmon marinade of choice.
It really is just that easy and it cooks in just 15 minutes.
Pair that with your favorite grain or green vegetable and you’ve got yourself a super simple and delicious weeknight meal.
pictured below: honey mustard baked salmon
Baked Salmon + Meal Prep
Baked salmon is a great dish to include in your meal prep. It’s super rich in protein and will last cooked in your fridge for up to 3 days. Simply store it in an airtight container and keep it in your fridge.
I like to reheat the salmon it in the microwave. Be sure to use a microwave safe dish!
First, I cover the salmon with a damp paper towel and then heat for about 45 seconds up to one minute. Then I’ll check the salmon to see if I want to pop it in for an extra 30 seconds or enjoy it as is. All microwaves vary, so experiment a bit until you find the perfect time.
Leftover baked salmon is also delicious eaten cold. Try shredding it up to make an easy salmon salad or serve it along side some scrambled eggs in the morning. Both are absolutely delicious.
pictured below: maple baked salmon
What Type of Salmon Should You Buy?
Atlantic Farmed Salmon
Almost all salmon sourced from the Atlantic Ocean is farmed. And while Atlantic farmed salmon is affordable, delicious and widely available, it is the lowest quality salmon you can buy.
Often, Atlantic farmed salmon are raised in small spaces where they are fed a diet of protein pellets. They are also given antibiotics to resist disease and injected with food coloring to give them the rich color they would normally have, of eating their natural diet.
These practices result in salmon that are higher in calories, unhealthy fats and full of chemicals.
Wild Alaskan + Pacific Salmon
Wild Alaskan salmon is the healthiest salmon available.These fish matured to adulthood in the wild, at a natural pace, and eat a wild, marine diet, which naturally gives them their rich, orange color.
The calorie and fat content in wild salmon is lower compared with farmed salmon, which is why I always like to cook wild salmon with some good quality oil or pastured butter.
Different types of wild alaskan + pacific salmon include; king salmon (aka chinkook), sockeye (red salmon), coho (silver salmon), pink salmon (aka humpies), and chum (aka keta or dog salmon).
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