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5 ideas how to cook salmon in the oven! (This way the fish won’t get dry)

Our recipe proposal for salmon in a creamy sauce with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic has received a lot of approval from our readers. That’s why we’ve created another great recipe collection that gives ideas on how to make salmon in the oven. These recipes are ideal for a quick midweek dinner and can be cooked in 30 minutes or less. The only thing that salmon needs is a good portion of seasoning and possibly a magical sauce to drizzle over.

Salmon in creamy white wine sauce in the oven

Make salmon fillet in the oven with butter and lemon sauce

This recipe for salmon with a silky smooth butter and lemon sauce is a great idea for a quick, easy dinner. Since the salmon fillets are baked in the oven, you don’t get that typical bright orange color and crispy edges. But what you get is a buttery-tender salmon that almost melts in your mouth.

Ingredients for 4 servings

For the salmon:

4 (170 g) salmon fillets, skinless

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of chopped garlic

2 tablespoons of dry white wine (optionally can be replaced with 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard)

Salt for seasoning

Black pepper for seasoning

For the cream sauce:

56 g unsalted butter

2 teaspoons of minced garlic

2 tablespoons of dry white wine (can be replaced with 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard)

1/2 cup (120 ml) double cream, whipped cream or cream with an extra high fat content >35%)

1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice,

1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley

Make salmon fillet in the oven

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 220 ° C top / bottom heat. Lightly grease a baking dish.

2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Put lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and wine in a small bowl. Rub the salmon with the marinade and place in the baking dish. Season well with salt and pepper.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and opaque.

4. While the salmon is baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant (30 seconds).

5. Pour in the wine and let it cook for 2-3 minutes until it just begins to reduce. Add the cream and cook until the sauce thickens slightly.

6. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and parsley.

7. Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon into the baking dish so that it mixes with the cooking juices from the salmon. Serve and enjoy!

What to serve with it? Mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes, rice, pasta, vegetables (cooked or steamed) and salad with cherry tomatoes are suitable as a side dish.

Nutritional information (amount per serving)

Calories: 261 kcal

Carbohydrates: 4 g

Protein: 1 g

Fat: 26 g

Saturated fat: 15 g

Cholesterol: 72 mg

Sodium: 16 mg Potassium: 47 mg

Fiber: 1 g

Sugar: 1 g

Vitamin A: 876 IU

Vitamin C: 8 mg

Calcium: 34 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Salmon in creamy white wine sauce in the oven

What temperature for salmon in the oven?

Bake salmon fillets uncovered at 220 ° C on the middle rack of your oven.

How long does salmon take in the oven?

Bake for 4 – 6 minutes for every 1 cm of fillet. The baking time depends on the thickness of your salmon fillets.

The salmon fillets shown here took 11 minutes. Please note that if the salmon is cooked too long, it can become dry and uncomfortable.

salmon in the oven white wine garlic lemon butter cream

How do you know the salmon is ready?

Check the thickest part of your salmon fillets with a fork. Once the meat flakes off easily and falls apart gently, it’s done!

You can also use a cooking thermometer to check the doneness. The USDA recommends an indoor temperature of at least 61 ° C. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the fillet.

If you have a large salmon in aluminum foil If you want to bake, then the following applies: bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes at 190 ° C, then open the packet and grill for 3-4 minutes over medium heat so that the top caramelizes. Read more about this below.

Low carb salmon with spinach and cream cheese filling

Make salmon fillet in the oven with a spinach and cream cheese filling

Crispy on the outside, creamy and tender on the inside. Filled with cream cheese, spinach, parmesan, and garlic, this recipe is low-carb and keto-friendly!

Ingredients for 4 servings

Salmon:

4 salmon fillets, skinless

Salt and pepper for seasoning

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Filling:

120 g cream cheese (room temperature)

120 g frozen spinach (thawed)

1/4 cup (60 g) grated parmesan cheese

2 teaspoons of minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Preparation:

1. Place each salmon fillet on a flat surface. Season both sides with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and lemon juice.

2. Cut a slit lengthways in the middle of each fillet to make a pocket. Do not cut through completely.

3. Squeeze the excess liquid out of the spinach. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, cream cheese, parmesan, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

Make bags in salmon fillets

4. Fill the salmon pouches with 1-2 tablespoons of the spinach mixture and distribute evenly with the back of the spoon.

5. Preheat the oven to 175 ° C top / bottom heat. Place the filled salmon fillets on a flat, lightly greased baking pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and can be easily fluffed with a fork.

Low carb salmon with spinach and cream cheese filling

Prepare the sauce for the salmon:

1st variant – garlic butter sauce:  Put the juices in a pan. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Sauté until the garlic is fragrant (about 30 seconds). Remove from heat and serve with the salmon.

2nd variant – cream cheese and cream sauce: Add the rest of the cream cheese mixture to a saucepan with 1/4 cup (60 ml) fish or chicken stock and 1/4 cup (60 ml) whipped cream (high fat). Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.

Salmon with spinach and cream cheese in the oven

Nutritional information (amount per serving)

Calories: 428 kcal

Carbohydrates: 9 g

Protein: 41 g

Fats: 24 g

of which saturated: 6 g

Cholesterol: 111 mg

Sodium: 107 mg

Potassium: 1044 mg

Vitamin A: 3590 IU

Vitamin C: 7.8 mg

Calcium: 187 mg

Iron: 2.7 mg

Low carb side dishes: Steamed vegetables, asparagus, broccoli and green beans with garlic and parmesan from the tray, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles.

Asparagus and salmon from the tray

Asparagus and salmon from the tray

“One tray for everything” – dishes that are created entirely on one baking tray require almost no effort and save time! This one-pan salmon is only refined with lemon, garlic and parsley and baked in the oven for only 10 minutes. And best of all, there is no need to marinate because the garlic and lemon juice are intense enough.

Ingredients for 4-6 servings:

4 – 6 salmon fillets, skinless

2 tablespoons of minced garlic

2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley

1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Olive oil cooking spray

1 teaspoon coarse salt (or sea salt flakes)

1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper

4 bundles of asparagus (24 stalks), ends removed

1 lemon, sliced, for garnish

1/3 cup beans / peas or other vegetables

Bake the asparagus and salmon in the oven

Preparation:

1. Set the oven to grill function and maximum heat. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the grid on the second rail from the top (approx. 20 cm from the heating element).

2. Place the salmon on a large baking sheet. Rub each fillet evenly with the garlic and parsley, then drizzle with the lemon juice. Spray with a light layer of olive oil spray and season with salt and pepper.

3. Place the asparagus and other vegetables in a single layer around the salmon and spread lemon wedges over the top.

4. Grill in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through to your taste (8 minutes is perfect if the oven is hot).

Prepare salmon in the oven in an Asian way

Prepare salmon in the oven in an Asian way with honey and soy sauce

If you like teriyaki chicken, you’ll love this version with salmon too! This honey soy sauce salmon in aluminum foil is ready in less than 20 minutes! The recipe combines exciting Asian flavors and simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 8 servings:

1/3 cup (110 g) honey

3 tablespoons of regular soy sauce

2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (the juice of half a lemon)

1 tablespoon of minced garlic (or 4 cloves of garlic, crushed)

1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)

2 teaspoons of sriracha (increase to 4 teaspoons if you like it spicy)

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

1 teaspoon of chopped ginger

1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

1 pinch of red chilli flakes (optional)

1 salmon fillet with skin (approx. 1.2 kg salmon side) (from wild catch, if possible)

Salt for seasoning

Spring onion slices for garnish

Make teriyaki salmon in the oven

preparation:

1. Place the rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 190 ° C. Line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil big enough to fold and seal into a package (or 2 long pieces of foil that overlap lengthways, depending on the width of your fillet).

2. In a small saucepan, stir the honey, soy sauce and butter over low to medium heat until the honey has melted through the butter and a homogeneous mixture is formed. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, sriracha, sesame oil, ginger, sesame and chilli flakes. Transfer 1/4 cup of the sauce to another bowl and set aside. (We’ll need this later for drizzling).

Place the large salmon fillet skin down in aluminum foil

3. Place the salmon skin side down on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt (approx. 1 teaspoon). Pour the honey and sesame mixture over the salmon and spread evenly with the back of a spoon or spatula.

4. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover it and seal the packet completely to prevent the sauce from leaking.

Sauce for salmon made from honey, soy sauce and butter

5. Bake the salmon for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish and the degree of cooking required). Open the foil (watch out for steam escaping) and set the oven to grill function. Grill the fish over medium heat for 3-5 minutes to caramelize the top (keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn).

6. Pour the reserved sauce over the salmon and garnish with spring onions. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Nutritional information (amount per serving)

Calories: 250 kcal

Carbohydrates: 12 g

Protein: 23 g

Fat: 11 g

of which saturated fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 69 mg

Sodium: 479 mg

Potassium: 581 mg

Sugar: 11 g

Vitamin A: 135 IU

Vitamin C: 2.5 mg

Calcium: 27 mg

Iron: 1.3 mg

Large salmon in the oven with honey mustard glaze

Large salmon in aluminum foil with a honey-mustard glaze

And here is another variant for preparing salmon in aluminum foil, but with a different type of glaze. In a small saucepan, mix the honey, mustard, butter, garlic and lemon together until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then use a spoon to spread the butter and honey mixture evenly over the salmon. The preparation and cooking time are the same as described in the previous recipe.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

1/3 cup (115 g) honey

1/4 cup (60 g) butter

1/4 cup (60 g) whole wheat mustard

2 tablespoons of smooth and mild Dijon mustard

5 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1.2 kg salmon side

Salt for seasoning

Black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Optional: lemon wedges

Optional: 1 / 4-1 / 2 teaspoon chili powder (or cayenne pepper)

Salmon in the oven with honey mustard glaze