Salmon is a fish that lends itself well to being baked in the oven. A hearty fish that stands up well to the high heat of the oven, this method of cooking helps to keep the fish juicy and delicious if done right.
Here are some tips that will help you perfectly oven-baked salmon.
Use High Temperatures
One mistake that many people make while oven-baking salmon is using a temperature that is simply too low. Use a high temperature (between 425 and 450 degrees F) in order to ensure that the fish stays juicy while getting an outer crisp and being fully cooked.
Baste it With Olive Oil
Another tip that will help you achieve the golden-brown crisp on the outside of your salmon is to baste the outside of it with olive oil before baking it. This will also add a healthy dose of even more fats that help keep your heart healthy in addition to enhancing the flavor!
Keep the Skin On
This is so important when making salmon. Keeping the skin on ensures that the filet will keep its original shape and also retain moisture that would otherwise escape from the flesh while baking at high temperatures in the oven. Keep that skin on!