Oven-Roasted Salmon


If you're wondering how to bake salmon, let this easy recipe be your guide. Baking salmon in the oven is a quick, healthy, and delicious way to enjoy this popular fish. All you need are salmon filets (we prefer to use wild Alaskan salmon), butter, salt and pepper, and a rimmed baking sheet. Preheating the oven is key, and the salmon will be cook in just 6-8 minutes. Our recipe for oven-roasted salmon is courtesy of chef Eric Ripert. Serve it with his Tarragon Sabayon.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 8 salmon fillets (3 ounces each), skinned, preferably organic or wild

  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground white pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with butter. Brush salmon with butter and season with salt and pepper. Place salmon on prepared baking sheet, skin-side up. Transfer baking sheet to oven and roast until a metal skewer can be easily inserted into fish and, when left in for 5 seconds, feels just warm when touched to your lip, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove fish from skillet and serve immediately.

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