Friday, February 17, 2012

Oven Baked Salmon

Ok Mom.  Here you go- this one's for you and your Dukan Diet.  I do have some occasional protein. :)  Let me just say I LOVE salmon.  And to me, simple is better--just baked up like this beats any fancy Cajun rub or sweet and sour or whatever people do.  I tried a teryaki version once and I was quite disappointed.  Just stick with the basics and sometimes you just can't go wrong-- at least with salmon.  I actually got this one fresh too, and there is such a difference in the taste!  It was just a treat, so I didn't want to mess it up by over cooking it.  Here are some good basic instructions.  (Wish you were around for a serving mom!)

Oven Baked Salmon (
12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
Coarse-grained salt
Freshly ground black pepper
(I also sprinkled mine with lemon-pepper seasoning- perfect for fish! And just a bit a lemon juice.)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with an oven-proof handle. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Calories: 177
Total Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
Protein: 17 grams
Total carbohydrates: 0 grams
Sugar: 0 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 47 milligrams
Sodium: 170 milligrams
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Momma Kaye said...

Oh you are the best, Lydia! I haven't tried the lemon juice before cooking. I'll bet that's good too. I always use the lemon-pepper. You're right about over-cooking salmon though-- regrettably, I've done that before.

jess and seth said...

You are making my mouth water . . . where do you get your salmon? It's my favorite, but it costs so much here.