Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jacq's Secret Salmon

Everyone can use a little inspiration in the kitchen sometimes, so I thought I'd share my special recipe for yummy oven baked salmon.  It's super easy to make and extra delicious.

Heat your oven to 350'F - 375'F

I start with 2 FRESH Atlantic salmon fillets. (In my opinion, Atlantic salmon is by far better than Pacific!)

Using a glass baking dish, cover it with aluminum.  This decreases the amount of clean up after dinner.

From there I use President's Choice Basil Parmesan dressing and brush it across the bottom of the dish.  If you don't have that in your cupboard, you can use any sort of oil based salad dressing.

Place the salmon fillets in the dish and spread some more dressing across the top. You can use as little or as much as you want, but I like to make sure it has a good layer.

Sprinkle the top with spices such as Thyme and Basil. I like to add Red Pepper Flakes for a bit of a kick. To top it all off, sprinkle the top with Parmesan Cheese.  This melts nicely over the salmon.

Fold the edges of the aluminum around the salmon, creating it's own oven, so that no heat escapes.

Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven).  You'll know it's ready when it's a light pink colour and can flake easily with a fork.

If you're not sure how long to bake it for, I would lessen the amount of time you have it in. If it's not cooked through, you can carefully watch it in the oven. If you keep it into long though, it'll turn out dry. And no salmon tastes good dried out.

Serve with steamed asparagus and roasted potatoes and you have an amazing and tasty meal, and you barely broke a sweat!


(And let me know how yours turned out!)

Need a place to find some fresh salmon? You can always visit your local Superstore or Zehrs, but I recommend Caudles Catch. They have the most fresh and delicious fish I have ever tasted. With four locations in the KW-area, there is guaranteed to be one near you!


  1. I LOVE salmon and steamed asparagus! its a favorite. Thanks for sharing! MORE RECIPES!! ;)

  2. :) This is great!!!! Love the simplicity!! There are endless possibilities with Salad dressings!!! Try the Kraft roasted red pepper one with the same method... really good too!!

  3. There's more to come, Vero! So don't worry. Hope you like this one.

    And Nicole, the Roasted Red Pepper is great too. I used that for a while (on my chicken too), but Matt doesn't really love it. Tuscan Italian is super good to try as well :)