Sockeye Salmon Recipe

Learn how to bake sockeye salmon using my foolproof method. Ready in 10 minutes, this easy recipe is great for a Tuesday night dinner during the Sockeye season.


- Sockeye salmon fillet - Olive oil - Lemon juice - Lemon zest - Salt & pepper - Garlic - Lemon slice - Fresh dill

Make the dressing


In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until thoroughly mixed.

Season the salmon

Use a few sheets of paper towel to pat dry both sides of the salmon fillet. Brush both sides of it with the oil-lemon mixture.


Arrange the fish

Line a baking sheet with a large sheet of aluminum foil that is 4 inches longer than your salmon fillet. Place the salmon skin side down in the middle leaving 2 inches on both sides.


Wrap the salmon

Gently fold the excess foil on both sides of the fish toward its center and loosely cinch it to help keep the foil’s shape. Fold the end foil pieces over the fish and loosely seal it.


Bake the salmon

Transfer the wrapped salmon to the oven and roast it for 10 minutes, untouched. After 10 minutes, carefully open the foil covering to check for doneness.



Serve with with Yogurt Dill Sauce on top alongside a big green salad for a scrumptious meal that is guaranteed to impress.

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