Baked salmon served with broccoli and a slice of lemon

Baked salmon

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Get all the goodness of omega-3 with easy baked salmon for lunch or supper. It's super versatile and makes a great partner for salads, veggies and pasta 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal354
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0.2g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.1g


  • 4 skinless salmon fillets



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
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  • chopped herbs, lemon slices and steamed long-stem broccoli, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Brush each salmon fillet with the oil or butter and season well. 

  2. Put the salmon fillets in an ovenproof dish. Cover if you prefer your salmon to be tender, or leave uncovered if you want the flesh to roast slightly.

  3. Roast for 10-15 mins (or about 4 mins per 1cm thickness) until just opaque and easily flaked with a fork. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped herbs, lemon slices and steamed long-stem broccoli, if you like.

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6th Jul, 2020
I love doing this - I sometimes top the salmon with a thin layer of green pesto, a sprinkling of parmesan and add some cherry tomatoes into the foil packet. Really simple dinner and my young kids eat it too.
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Tina Rees
29th Nov, 2019
This is my go to recipe for Salmon very tasty and easy to do.
27th Oct, 2019
very tasty but lacking flavour
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