Simple Roasted Salmon

I love salmon. It’s one of my fav proteins. I like it roasted, broiled, fried…you know all the ways Forest Gump and his good friend Bubba love shrimp! This is my go to recipe for fresh wild salmon. I use this recipe as a base cooking method when I plan on making other things from the salmon like salmon salad or salmon cakes. This basic recipe, brings out the flavor of the deeply red fleshed fish and embraces the freshness.

Try this simple recipe, as the foundation for other flavors and accompaniments. Today, I’m going to top a salad with this simple roasted salmon….tomorrow, maybe salmon burgers or salmon fried rice. The possibilities are endless. Tell me how your favorite ways to eat simple roasted salmon and get your Omega 3s!

Peace & Java



Prep Time: 5 min                 Cook Time: 20 min                       Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Servings: 2 lbs                      Serving Size: 4 oz                         Yield:  4 servings


2 lbs wild sockeye salmon

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground




1. Preheat oven to 400°

2. Season salmon with salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil. Rub spices into salmon. Place on rimmed baking sheet. Roast 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned and fish is springy to the touch.

NOTES, TIPS & TRICKS: This simply roasted fish is awesome with my  Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

Try the topping the salmon with a green salad and Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad Dressing




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