How to Cook Salmon: Maple-Lime Baked Salmon

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  • 3/4 pound salmon fillet (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 lime
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper


  1. Check the salmon for pinbones and set your oven to 450ºF.
  2. Get out a baking sheet or pie pan or something to hold your salmon
  3. Sprinkle half the salt over the bottom of the pan and set the salmon in, skin down.
  4. Drizzle the meat with the maple syrup. Zest about 1 teaspoon lime zest over that. Sprinkle with remaining salt.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness; rule of thumb is 10 minutes per inch) or until salmon is opaque.
  6. Remove and squeeze lime juice over salmon before serving.


Other seasoning ideas:
lemon, orange, or grapefruit zest
olive oil
minced garlic
herbs like parsley, dill, tarragon
crushed red pepper
soy sauce

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