Baked Salmon Recipe -- an easy food recipe

This baked salmon recipe is an easy food recipe. Simply add salad or vegetables for a healthy full meal. Salmon is an excellent source of protein and healthy fat. It is also a nutritious low carbohydrate meal.

The best source of salmon is wild caught salmon. As long as it is wild caught, it does not have to be sockeye salmon. All sockeye salmon, though, are wild caught.

Other excellent fish protein sources are halibut, herring, mackerel, and sardines.

If you would like to read more in-depth about healthy eating, see our recommended reading list towards the bottom of this page.

Baked Salmon Recipe Ingredients

This recipe produces a low carb or Paleo easy food lunch or dinner, for one, with salad or vegetables. Simply increase the quantities if cooking for more people.


  • One 6 oz (uncooked) wild or sockeye salmon fillet
  • oregano flakes
  • marjoram flakes
  • rosemary flakes
  • thyme flakes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • if following the Paleo diet replace vinegar with freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • sea salt, according to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, according to taste



This is a simple, delicious way to bake the salmon. (If you prefer you may broil the salmon. In the UK 'broil' means using the top grill.)

Oven Temperature Conversion Chart for Baking

Before we move on to the baked salmon recipe method, in case you have use of one, here is a general Oven Temperature Conversion Chart. It gives conversions for Fahrenheit, Celsius, Gas Mark, and Terms Used. Print it out if you wish and use for reference whenever needed.

Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark Terms Used
275 degrees °F 140 degrees °C 1 This is for very slow cool cooking
300 degrees °F 150 degrees °C 2 This is for slow cool cooking
325 degrees °F 165 degrees °C 3 This is warm cooking
350 degrees °F 177 degrees °C 4 This is moderate heat cooking
375 degrees °F 190 degrees °C 5 This is moderate heat cooking
400 degrees °F 200 degrees °C 6 This is moderately hot cooking
425 degrees °F 220 degrees °C 7 This is hot cooking
450 degrees °F 230 degrees °C 8 This is hot cooking
475 degrees °F 245 degrees °C 9 This is hot cooking
500 degrees °F 260 degrees °C 10 This is for very hot cooking

 

Baked Salmon Recipe Method

RECIPE METHOD:


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F, or 200°C or 180°C if Fan Assisted.
  • 2. Rinse the salmon with water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • 3. Cover the bottom of a small baking dish freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice if you are following a Paleo diet and place the salmon in the dish. (If you are not following a Paleo diet you may use balsamic vinegar.)
  • 4. Prepare a seasoning mix by mixing together equal parts of oregano flakes, marjoram flakes, rosemary flakes, and thyme flakes.
  • 5. Leave for a while and then turn the fish over to cover its other side with freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice. (If you are not following a Paleo diet you may use balsamic vinegar.)
  • 6. Sprinkle the seasoning mix on top.
  • 7. Put the baking dish on a rack in the middle of the oven. Bake for 25 or 30 minutes.
  • 8. When the baked salmon is cooked, season with salt and pepper according to taste.


The food counts are listed as follows:/total calories/grams of proteins/grams of carbs/grams of fat (grams of saturated facts, if any). Carbs listed are "net."

Approximate food counts: 290 / 36 / 0 / 15 (3)

Add some green salad vegetables or cooked vegetables such as kale, spinach, carrots, or broccoli, and this becomes a full healthy meal.

Unfortunately, even wild caught salmon may not be free from mercury poisoning; it may be wise not to eat salmon more than twice a week.

Similar to the baked salmon recipe

The salmon recipe above is an easy food recipe for lunch or dinner. You can use another fish if you prefer.

If you would like more fish recipes, there are page links listed directly below or you may wish to visit the main RECIPES section of our website, listed on the menu buttons and at the very bottom of this page, for non-fish recipes.




Seared Salmon Recipe



Recipe for Salmon Patties



Cod Fish Recipe (nut crusted)



More about the baked salmon recipe

It's important to understand that, when you use this baked salmon recipe, you are being kind to yourself. It's the kind of natural food that your Paleo/Stone Age ancestors could have eaten.

Why mention this?

It's because the First Agricultural Revolution, for all its benefits for civilization, has taken a severe toll on our bodies.

Eating grains, potatoes, and legumes have become so widespread that three grains and potatoes (and the foods made from them) now provide more calories for humans than any other foods.



Previously, most of our ancestors calories came from natural sources of fats and proteins. (They almost never ate wild grain.)

This huge shift in human dietary preferences has had an adverse effect upon our health.

The diseases of civilization such as coronary heart disease (the world's biggest killer today), obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and others have caused almost unimaginable suffering and death.

However, all that suffering and death is unnecessary!

If we were to resume eating and moving much more like our (Paleolithic) Paleo/Stone Age ancestors, we'd quickly become a lot healthier.

So you should feel very good whenever you use this low carb baked salmon recipe or others like it. If you will restrict carbohydrate intake most days of the week and get 90% or more of your calories from natural sources of fats and proteins (like salmon), you will be taking a critical step towards a lifetime of better health.

Good for you!



Recommended books for this section of the site

If you found the baked salmon recipe useful and would like to learn about low carb and Paleo eating, here are some excellent suggestions:


  • Eades and Eades, The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
  • Eades and Eades, The Protein Power Lifeplan
  • Cordain, The Paleo Diet Cookbook
  • Bennett & Sinatra,Sugar Shock!
  • Price, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

On most pages of our website, we aim to recommend the very best books available according to the topic of each page. We endeavor to make the best suggestions based on experience and our many years of work and research in the fields of health and fitness. We suggest only books that we have read and can wholly commend.






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