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Pat the fillets dry with paper towels.
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Easy Oven Baked Salmon

Get this easy, delicious, and healthy Oven Baked Salmon recipe on your table in just 20 minutes! It costs $16.45 to make 8 servings, which is just $2.06 per serving!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 276kcal
Cost: $16.45


  • rimmed baking sheet
  • paring knife


  • 3 pounds skin-on center-cut salmon fillets (you'll probably need 2 fillets weighing 1.5 pounds each) both fillets sliced crosswise into 4 equal pieces for a total of 8 pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into 8 wedges


  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 500 degrees. Make 4 or 5 shallow cuts about 1 inch apart along the skin side of each piece of salmon, being careful not to cut into the flesh.
    Make 4 slips on the back of the salmon fillets.
  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels, rub with 1 tablespoon olive oil each, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce oven to 275 degrees and remove the baking sheet.
    Cut each fillet into 4 equal pieces.
  • Place salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet. Roast until the thickest part of fillets registers 125 degrees, 9 to 13 minutes.
    Rub the pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer salmon to platter. Serve with lemon wedges.
    Close up picture of the finished baked salmon fillets.



Serving: 1piece | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg