How to Cook Salmon

Super-useful Techniques on How to Cook Salmon at Home

Salmon tastes delicious no matter how you choose to cook it. If you are wondering how to go about preparing salmon, refer to the following article as different ways to cook salmon have been presented below.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
How to Cook Salmon Easily ...

... in the Oven

Ingredients
  • 12 oz. salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Coarse-grained salt
Process

Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Season the fillets with pepper and salt. Now place the salmon on a nonstick baking sheet skin side down. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for about 12 - 15 minutes or until it is cooked thoroughly.

... when it's Canned

Ingredients
  • 2 frozen pie crust circles or make your own
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 pint canned red or king salmon
  • 2 cups hot or newly cooled cooked rice (do not use instant rice)
  • 1½ tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. granulated onion (optional)
  • Salt and pepper as desired or needed
Process

Take onions and butter and place them in the microwave. Cook until the onions are clear. Then mix all the ingredients and place in a pie crust-lined pie pan, pressing down a bit lightly. For the covering, use the top crust and seal. Cut the openings and lightly brush canned milk on the crust and then bake at 350ºF, until it turns golden brown. Serve hot.

... in a Pan

Ingredients
  • 4 6-oz. salmon fillets
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 tbsp. capers
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
Process

Firstly, heat a big heavy skillet for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Then coat the salmon with olive oil and place them in the skillet, increasing the heat to high. Cook for 3 minutes and then season with pepper, salt, and capers. Flip the fish after that and cook for about 5 minutes.The salmon is done when it begins to flake with a fork. Garnish with lemon slices while serving.

... when it's Frozen

Ingredients
  • Frozen salmon fillets
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Ginger soy salad dressing
  • Wasabi rice seasoning
Process

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place on aluminum sheets and brush them with the toasted sesame oil. Place a piece of frozen salmon on each sheet and brush the sides and the top of the fish with ginger soy salad dressing. Then place wasabi rice seasoning on each piece. Once you are done with this, join the ends of the aluminum foil and fold only till it reaches the salmon. Fold to seal each piece into individual packets. Place these packets onto a cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Serve with slice of lemon.

... on the Grill

Ingredients
  • 2 lb salmon fillets or 4 salmon steaks, ¼ lb. to ⅓ lb. each
  • 1 lemon, wedged for garnish
  • 1½ tbsp. olive oil, extra virgin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Process

First brush the charcoal or gas grill grates with oil so that the salmon does not stick. Then place a rack about 4 inches from the heat source and heat the grill at a high temperature. Now brush a thin coat of oil on the pieces of fish and grill for about 5 minutes flesh side down. After 5 minutes, turn over the fish and grill for 2 - 3 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Try each of these recipes and decide which method gives you your favorite rendition of the cooked salmon. You can also try the same recipes with other fish.