Baked Salmon Recipe -- Paleo and low carb for optimum health

Our baked salmon recipe is easy and tasty for low carb and Paleo optimum health.Salmon is an excellent source of protein and healthy fat thus giving you a very nutritious 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.

To read more in-depth about healthy eating, see our recommended reading list towards the bottom of this page.

Baked Salmon Recipe -- Paleo and low carb for optimum health

This easy healthy recipe [which also happens to be low carb, Paleo, and ketogenic] makes a tasty lunch, supper, or evening dinner. This recipe is for two. Just increase or decrease the quantities of ingredients if more or fewer servings are required.

  • Two 6 oz (uncooked) wild or sockeye salmon fillets
  • ¼ teaspoon of oregano flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon of marjoram flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon of rosemary flakes
  • ¼ thyme flakes
  • freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, enough to marinate the fish
  • 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.)

Baked Salmon Recipe Method


  • (1) Preheat the oven to 400 °F, or 200°C or 180°C if fan assisted, or gas mark 6.
  • (2) Rinse the salmon with water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • (3) Cover the bottom of a small or medium baking dish with freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice and place the salmon in the dish.
  • (4) Prepare a seasoning mix by mixing equal parts of oregano flakes, marjoram flakes, rosemary flakes, and thyme flakes.
  • (5) Leave to marinate for a while and then turn the fish over to cover its other side to marinate with the freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice.
  • (6) Sprinkle the seasoning mix on top.
  • (7) Put the baking dish in the middle of the oven. Bake for 25 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 salad vegetables or cooked vegetables and this becomes a full 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.

Oven Temperature Conversion Chart

In case you have use of one for recipes, here is a Oven Temperature Conversion Chart. It gives conversions for Fahrenheit, Celsius, Gas Mark, and Terms Used. Print it out or copy and paste 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

Similar to the baked salmon

Our baked salmon recipe produces an easy healthy recipe for lunch, supper, or evening dinner.

If you would like more nutritious fish recipes, see the page link listed directly below or visit our recipes section, which is listed on the menu/navigation buttons.

Seared Salmon Recipe

More about the baked salmon recipe

It's important to understand that, when you use this salmon recipe, you are being kind to yourself. It's the kind of natural food that your ancestors would 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. Over-consumption on them and refined, processed carbohydrates, is the major reasons for weight gain and obesity

Previously, most of our ancestor's calories came from natural sources of fats and proteins.

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), overweight, obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and others have caused almost unimaginable suffering.

However, all that suffering is unnecessary!

If we were to resume eating much more like our ancient ancestors, we'd quickly become a lot healthier.

So you should feel very good about yourself whenever you use this 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 this baked salmon recipe useful and want to learn more about low carb or Paleo healthy eating, here are some excellent reading 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.

A useful link to the external video, for those who might want to save it.

The page is now complete. We hope you enjoy the salmon! It's such an easy and nutritious meal.

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