I heart eyes salmon.
When I was in high school, I went through a phase where I ate salmon every night for dinner with a side of rice.
As an adult, my love for salmon has only grown and I incorporate it into our meals at least once per week.
Today, I am going to share my super, simple salmon recipe. The ingredients are basic but, for some reason, the result is an explosion of deliciousness in your mouth.
I’m talking, kids grabbing it by the handfuls and shoving it into their mouths good.
STEP 1 // Place a piece of aluminum foil on a pan and spray with your preferred non stick spray. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
STEP 2 // Place your salmon in rows on the pan. I buy my salmon at Whole Foods. I purchase about 1 1/2 pounds (to feed 5 people who act like they haven’t been fed a day in their lives) and cut it into individual pieces when I get home. I like to use Whole Foods because I purchase farmed salmon (wild is too expensive and frankly….gross) and they supposedly have higher farming standards than other stores. (They could be full of it on this but I’m just going to roll with it because it makes me feel better about myself.)
The full piece of salmon. I froze it when I bought it and left it to defrost on the counter when I was ready to use it.
STEP 3 // Drizzle the salmon with olive oil and Worcester sauce. After you’ve drizzled, rub them into the fish. I think that the rubbing is the key to salmons deliciousness. It gets all of the oil and sauce into all of the fishes nooks and crannies.
STEP 4 // Sprinkle season all, parsley flakes and basel flakes onto the fish. I use Aldi’s brand for all of these seasonings. Also, don’t go insane with the season all. A light sprinkling will do or you might end up with salmon that is way too salty.
STEP 5 // Place salmon in the oven and set the timer to 30 minutes. This might vary from oven to oven and by thickness of your fish. If you have small, thinner pieces, you might want to decrease your baking time.
STEP 6 // Pour your favorite glass of whatever and bask in the awesomeness of your salmon skills while you wait for the timer to go off.
STEP 7 // Remove the salmon from the oven and enjoy!