Oven-Roasted Salmon

Oven-Roasted Salmon | ChopChop

Description

Salmon's expensive--but it's so rich that a small portion is completely satisfying. We're teaching you to cook it slowly so that it keeps its velvety texture instead of drying out. If you want to get fancy, you can create a bed of thinly sliced orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit and cook the salmon on top of it. Oh wait, that's only 4 options! You can also try a bed of thinly sliced onions.

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Aluminum foil or parchment paper
Large rimmed baking sheet
Pot holders
Fork

Ingredients

4  
(4-ounce) salmon fillets (or a different fish if you prefer)
1 teaspoon
salt
1 teaspoon
black pepper
   
lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Take the salmon out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before you want to cook it so that it will be ready to start really cooking instead of just losing its chill when it goes into the oven.
  2. Turn the oven on and set it to 275 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Put the salmon fillets, skin side down, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Add one of the toppings, if you like.
  4. Put the salmon in the oven and bake 20 minutes. It will be hard to tell that it's done because it will be the same color inside as it was when you started! If you want to be sure, break off a piece with a fork and taste it. Serve right away with lemon wedges.