Baked Salmon

TGIF!! This week has been a long week, and was I glad to see Friday come! I didn’t really feel like cooking, but we didn’t have enough left overs to eat from. So, I figured this is fast and easy. I had everything cooked in 30 minutes.


1 side of Salmon fillet

1 Lemon, sliced thin

1/2 Onion, sliced thin

2 sprig of fresh basil

Ground Pepper

Kosher Salt

Olive Oil

Place the fillet of salmon in a baking dish, and sprinkle with ground pepper and about a teaspoon of kosher salt. Layer the lemon and onion slices across the fillet, as in the photo above. Take the leaves off of one sprig of basil and place leaves on top of lemon and onions. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with more kosher salt.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. When it is done, chop the leaves from the reserved sprig of basil and sprinkle on top of the salmon.

Served with garlic fried rice and green salad.

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5 comments on “Baked Salmon
  1. JMom says:

    Dyagwar, thanks for the tip. It sounds delicious! I love salmon belly too, my 12 yr old daughter and I usually try to beat each other to the little sliver they leave on the fillet. I don’t know that I will have any luck finding fish belly around here, unless I buy the whole salmon. I am going to try your recipe though, the girls and I just took out the steamer the other day and have been experimenting with steamed foods. We started out with shumai. We’ll post photos of our efforts soon. Thanks for visiting.

  2. Dyagwar Pan says:

    I have learned to love eating fish since my angioplasty about 4 years ago. I tried your recipe and it was very good.

    Try this recipe….. Ask for salmon belly from your fish monger. Parang tiyan nang bangus ito pero mas maraming laman…They take out this part of the salmon because it’s not palatable to the Americans, di lang nila alam ito ang pinakamasarap na parte nang isda,hehehe, and the way I understand it, it’s good fat because it comes from fish. It’s very cheap and if you are a regular customer, sometimes they just give it away. I always give my fish monger lumpia and pancit so good shot ako sa kanya…hehehe…Even the big fish heads, he gives it tome for free…Very good for sinigang na ulo….

    Steam the salmon belly in a steamer for about 10 minutes, then arrange it in a platter. In a separate saucepan, heat sesame seed oil, saute mince garlic, julliened ginger and chopped green onions, add some light soy sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the amount of oil and soy sauce depending on how much sauce you want…I always make more sauce because it’s very good with rice… Pour sauce over fish, garnish with some cilantro and serve with steaming white rice….Yum yum….

  3. JMom says:

    It’s delish, and most of all, EASY! That’s my favorite part.

  4. celia kusinera says:

    I second the motion !

  5. iskolar111 says:

    I love bake salmon, so delicious.

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