13 best-ever baked salmon fillet recipes

Whether you’re on the lookout for a speedy Monday night meal or dreaming up your ideal Friday night supper, salmon is great staple to make an appearance at your dinner table. This versatile oily fish can be prepared in dozens of different ways but our go-to favourite? Baked salmon fillet recipes. Pop a couple into the oven for an uncomplicated traybake or serve atop a zesty salad for a lighter, nourishing meal.

Find tips on how to prepare and cook baked salmon fillets as well as our top recipe picks.

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13 best-ever baked salmon fillet recipes

How to bake salmon in the oven

Salmon fillets can be baked in the oven much in the same way as any other fish or chicken breast. Follow the instructions on your recipe, as some will call for salmon to be placed in a baking tray with other ingredients whereas others might ask for the salmon fillet to be wrapped in foil. If the recipe has a glaze, it is often best not to cover in the oven so that the sugars within the sauces are able to caramelise.

How long should it take to bake salmon?

It will always depend on the size of the fillet, but a typical 240g fillet will take between 15 and 20 minutes in the oven, cooked at 180 degrees Celsius.

Should you wrap salmon in foil when baking?

It all really depends on how you want your salmon to taste. Wrapping in foil yields similar results to steaming, and will infuse your salmon fillet with whatever ingredients you have enclosed alongside it in the foil. If a recipe doesn’t ask you to wrap salmon in foil, then don’t. It doesn’t always require it.

Our best baked salmon fillet recipes…

Salmon traybake with soy and sesame dressing

We all love a good traybake, and this salmon number with a soy and sesame dressing ticks all the boxes for a speedy weeknight dinner. Plus, it seriously delivers on the taste-front.

Salmon soy traybake

Salmon fillets with ras el hanout butter and chickpeas

Tick-off two boxes by upping your fibre at dinnertime too. This fibre-rich chickpea and salmon traybake requires just 5 ingredients, takes less than half an hour to make and is drizzled in a warm, spiced butter. Where do we sign up?

Salmon with was el hangout butter

Dukkah-crusted salmon with fennel, courgette and herb couscous

You haven’t even heard the best bit yet… you only need a few ingredients for this smashing meal for two, which includes dukkah-crusted salmon fillets and a herby roast fennel and courgette couscous. Fancy, huh?

dukkah-crusted salmon

Harissa salmon with green lentils and roast cherry tomatoes

This super salmon recipe comes served with green lentils and roasted cherry tomatoes and one of those options that’s great for both easy entertaining or a midweek treat. You decide!

harissa salmon

Salmon and broccoli traybake with mustard sauce

Everybody knows that salmon and broccoli is a winning combination! Our healthy roast salmon and broccoli traybake is packed with fresh herbs, potatoes and drizzled in a mustard yoghurt sauce, all for under 500 calories per serving.

Salmon and broccoli traybake

Glazed salmon with giant couscous 

If, like us, you like your salmon served sticky, then this dish will change the game for you. Pomegranate molasses add sticky sweetness to glazes and marinades which is why we’ve used them to add instant flavour to this glazed salmon recipe. Give it a go…

glazed salmon

Baked salmon and gnocchi 

If salads or couscous aren’t floating your boat, try the winning combination of salmon with gnocchi. Everyone loves a one-pan dish and you can’t go wrong with this creamy gnocchi topped with salmon fillets. It’s an easy, midweek meal that’s ready in 30 mins.

salmon gnocchi

Tray-roast salmon and vegetables with crème fraîche and breadcrumbs 

Midweek dinner couldn’t be any easier than combining breadcrumb-coated salmon fillets with slice potatoes, broccoli and asparagus in one tray then popping it in the oven to bake.

tray-roasted salmon

Easy baked salmon with pea and mint houmous

You don’t have to sideline houmous solely for dipping – baked salmon sits atop a vibrant green version made from peas, chickpeas and fresh mint in this eye-catching and quick midweek recipe.

salmon with pea and mint houmous

Roasted sesame salmon with ginger and pak choi

This low-carb salmon recipe is packed full of fresh flavours and healthy ingredients. Serve alongside some couscous or fluffy rice if you want to add some carbs.

breadcrumb salmon

Low calorie salmon and broccoli traybake with spring onion and chilli

This healthy supper is full of fresh flavours and also ticks the quick-and-simple-to-make box. Give our salmon and spring onion tray bake a try for dinner.

low calorie salmon and broccoli traybake

Salmon parcels

Salmon fillets, potatoes, vegetables and a creamy lemon sauce, all in one handy little parcel and using just one tray in the oven – easy, job done!

salmon parcels

Baked lemon salmon with buttered carrots and leeks 

A simple smart supper that requires only a few ingredients and can be ready to be eaten in just one hour. Does it get any easier than that folks?

lemon salmon


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