Baked Salmon Recipe: Easy & Healthy Ways of Cooking Salmon

The list of known health benefits gained from eating salmon is long, and is a good reason to increase your intake of this fish rich in Omega-3’s. But salmon is also delicious, and a surprisingly easy meal to prepare. Watch the above video for a quick rundown in only five steps of what cut of salmon to request at the store and how to cook it.

Salmon is low in calories and high in protein. It’s a versatile meat when it comes to how you can flavor it: there are endless choices for marinades, spices, and sauces that bring out the best taste in your salmon, without requiring much prep work. Cooking the salmon inside of a foil packet is one method that seals in the moisture, steaming the fish more evenly without drying it out. Plus you have the bonus of an easy clean-up. Just let the aluminum foil cool off after baking and then throw it away! You’ve saved yourself the energy of having to scrub baked-in salmon bits off your pan and enjoyed a flavorful, healthy meal. Check out the below video for a step-by-step tutorial on seasoning and steaming salmon in a foil packet. You can find the recipe for the lemon and garlic steamed salmon that corresponds with the video here.

Now that you’re a salmon cooking pro, take a look at these recipes and give them a try! Cook time for each of these is under 35 minutes, making them the perfect family dinner options after a busy day.

Pesto Baked Salmon Foil Dinner – It’s not just the salmon that goes into the foil packets, it’s the vegetables for your sides too! The recipe is colorful, bursting with delicious pesto flavor, and is gluten free since the “noodles” are made from zucchini.

Chili-Lime Salmon in Foil – If you’re looking to give your salmon a bit more of a spicy kick, this recipe is for you.

Baked Sesame Teriyaki Salmon – This dish bakes the salmon in a thick teriyaki glaze and then more sauce is drizzled on after cooking.

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon – The salmon sits in a homemade marinade for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how much time you have. Sake is part of the marinade, which helps remove the “fishy” taste of the salmon for those of you who might otherwise be turned off by baked fish. Then cook time is just 12 minutes!