Delightfully Simple & Delicious Baked Sockeye Salmon Recipe
One of my all-time favorite springtime dinners is oven baked salmon. It’s great for any season, but I love the freshness and lightness of salmon as the weather begins to change. It’s easy and quick to prepare, and always yields a delicious result. The great thing about good quality salmon is that it doesn’t need much - the flavor of the fish is enough on its own and whatever you adorn it with will just add to something that’s already amazing. This recipe is my favorite salmon marinade, but if you’re missing any of the ingredients feel free to make substitutions or leave them out entirely. Just lemon juice (or slices placed on top of the fish while baking), salt, pepper and a generous drizzle of oil is enough for a tasty salmon dinner.
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- Approximately 1.5 lb wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon fillet, available for online seafood delivery from Beck & Bulow
- One clove of garlic, minced
- One tablespoon dark maple syrup
- One tablespoon Braggs liquid aminos
- Zest and juice of half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- 1 tablespoon minced thyme
- 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
- ¼ cup melted Artisanal Grass Fed Ghee from Beck & Bulow
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Marinate the salmon. Combine the melted ghee with all other ingredients. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Place the salmon in a shallow dish and cover completely with the marinade. Let the salmon soak in all the flavors for about 45 minutes prior to cooking.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Let the fish reach room temperature before cooking if it hasn’t already.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 12 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillet, so check the salmon early to avoid overcooking. The salmon should flake easily with a fork when it’s ready to come out of the oven.
- If you like, you can finish the salmon under the broiler for 1-2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!