Oven Baked Salmon Recipe is one of the easiest ways of cooking fresh salmon that always turns out perfect every time. Baking in aluminum foil is particularly recommended for fresh salmon to preserve its delicate flavor. The one cardinal rule for cooking salmon is: NEVER OVERCOOK SALMON. Although it is an oily fish, overcooking makes the flesh dry and dense, and it can become quite chewy in texture.
I like to make this very moist and flavorful salmon for company because I can have it ready in less than half an hour. Oven Baked Salmon also makes a wonderful party dish served either hot or cold.
There are five species of Pacific Salmon, comprise one of the most valuable fishery resources of the United States. The spring salmon arrive first, large Chinook in late May and early June. Next the Sockeye, then Coho, and finally the Chum. In the winter, during the off season, it is the Steel Head which is closely related to the Atlantic salmon.
Another one of my favorite baked salmon dishes is my Baked Salmon with Mustard Sauce.
Learn about the interesting Story of Pacific Salmon.
Oven Baked Salmon Recipe: