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How to Cook Salmon

Follow these simple steps to make an easy, great tasting salmon.


  • Step 1: Purchase salmon Purchase a center cut piece of salmon. If you purchase your salmon frozen, remove it from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator 24 hours prior to cooking.
  • TIP: Do not put the salmon back in the freezer once it has thawed.
  • Step 2: Preheat oven Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 3: Prepare salmon Rub some olive oil on the fish. Then add salt and pepper.
  • TIP: Keep it simple. Adding too many seasonings will take away from the rich salmon taste.
  • Step 4: Line a baking sheet Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the salmon on the baking sheet and place in the oven.
  • Step 5: Bake Bake the fish for ten to twelve minutes. The salmon will look opaque when it is done.
  • Step 6: Remove fish Remove the fish from the oven. To prevent further cooking, remove the fish from the baking dish immediately.
  • FACT: Did you know? People who study fish are ichthyologists.

You Will Need

  • Salmon
  • An oven
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil

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