The Best Baked Salmon

The Best Baked Salmon
The Best Baked Salmon


1 lb fillet of salmon
freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Unless they’ve been removed already by the fishmonger, remove the pin bones from the salmon fillet with tweezers.
Season the top of the salmon generously with salt, about 1/2 tsp for a 1lb piece. I don’t season the bottom of the fish since I discard the skin.
Add freshly ground black pepper to the salmon, about 1/4 tsp, or to your taste.
Place the fish on the lined tray, and bake for 12-14 minutes, until the top is no longer shiny and the fish registers between 125-140F in the middle, depending on the desired doneness. 125F is for medium, and 140F is for fully cooked salmon.
Serve and enjoy!

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