High Heat Baked Salmon
This method creates wonderfully tender, flaky salmon in minutes. High Heat Baked Salmon is a quick way to create a healthy and delicious meal.
- 4 salmon fillets 6 to 7 ounces each
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 lemon halved (plus additional lemon wedges for serving)
- fresh herbs like dill, chives, or thyme for garnish
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F, with a rack in the middle of the oven. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Blot the salmon fillets dry on both sides with paper towels and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle them with the oil spread it out over the fillets. Season with kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
Transfer the salmon to the oven and immediately reduce the oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 140 to 145 F.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest on the baking sheet for 3 to 4 minutes. Squeeze the juice from the lemon halves over the top and sprinkle with fresh herbs, if desired. Serve with extra lemon wedges on the side.
Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg