East Baked Salmon



10 min

Prep Time

25 min



  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a large baking pan.
  2. Place the fillet in the baking pan and season with salt and pepper. For skin-on fillets place the fillet skin side down in the baking pan. If you are starting with one large portion you can cut it into 4 equal portions before cooking to make serving fast and simple.
  3. Stir together olive oil, garlic, herbs, and juice of 1/2 a lemon.
  4. Drizzle olive oil mixture over salmon fillets and rub all over the tops and sides of the salmon.
  5. Thinly slice the remaining 1/2 of the lemon and put lemon slices on top of the fillet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the fillet is opaque in color, flakes apart easily when you apply a little press with a fork, and the internal temperature is 145°F. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fillet. The thicker the fillet the longer it will take to cook.
  7. Serve with a wedge of lemon.

Substitution Options

Trout can be substituted for salmon.