How to Prepare & Cook Salmon Fillets

One of the most popular fresh fish online at the moment are Fresh Salmon fillets. They are a delicious and versatile fish that cook quickly and only require a little bit of technique to do it right. They are generally prepared by boiling, pan-searing, baking, poaching, or grilling them. If you want to infuse the fish with extra flavor, then you can add a marinade. Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice in the kitchen, there is no reason why you should fear salmon. Start by marinating, then move to the next step depending on which method you have chosen to use.

Marinating the Salmon Fillets

Combine lemon juice, garlic oil, and olive oil. Use a small bowl to put the three ingredients together then whisk then transfer it to a resealable plastic bag. You can also use a glass dish and cover it with an aluminum foil instead of the plastic bag.salmon fillets with marinade in a bag

Place the salmon in the marinade and seal the bag. To ensure that all the sides of the salmon have been coated, then turn the bad several times. If you are using a glass dish, turn the fillet many times and then cover it with an aluminum foil or a lid.
Place the bag with the fillet inside the fridge for about thirty minutes. Since salmon is not as dense as red meat or poultry, it takes a shorter time to absorb the marinade. Remove the salmon ten minutes prior to cooking. This will raise the temperature allowing it to cook evenly.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet that has shallow sides by covering it with nonstick aluminum foil. Transfer the salmon to the sheet and ensure the skin is in contact with the sheet. The fillets should be positioned in a single layered and evenly.
Place the baking sheet in the middle rack of your oven and let it bake for fifteen minutes.


Preheat the grill to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap the salmon fillets in an aluminum foil. Ensure that the fillet is placed at the center of the foil. Bring up the sides and fold them and press flat any raised aluminum foil. Put the packets to the grill and leave it for 14 to 16 minutes.
Flip the packet halfway by using heat-proof spatula or grill tongs. Allow the salmon to sit in the packets for five minutes before serving. This will help lower the temperature of the fillet.

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