To prepare this healthy meal, first you need, obviously, the salmon filet. It does not matter what kind of salmon you chose: Coho or Silver, Chinook or King Salmon, Sockeye, Pink, Steelhead, or farmed, basically any of them can be prepared this way. Salmon is a healthy food choice because it is reach in omega-3 fatty acids that has heart-healthy benefits.There is an ongoing discussion about farmed salmon, but we are not going to discuss it here.
After you chose the salmon filet, pour some olive oil in a baking tray, enough to cover the bottom. Wash salmon, put into baking tray, sprinkle with the olive oil and season with a seasoning salt. If you do not have seasoning salt, do not worry just put some salt, paper, paprika or some similar spices. Add rosemary, fresh or dry. If it is dry crumble it a little bit with your fingers. Add powdered or fresh garlic. Keep in mind, for the fillets that have skin on, skin has to be on the bottom. If you wish you can easily make an interesting decoration on your baked salmon. For example: cut garlic clove and arrange them like flower. Put some whole black paper or caper in the center. You can also use lemon, cranberry, sun dried tomato, parsley, and play with it.
In the mean time preheat oven to 400 F, put the salmon in the oven and bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes (some recommend 10 minutes per one inch of thickness). If you use convection settings for the baking, than go for 375 F. Salmon is done when it is still moist and flaky. Take baked salmon from the oven, squeeze juice from half a lemon over the salmon and wrap with the aluminum foil and let it stand for about ten minutes. Serve warm with potato, French beans, or vegetables of your choice.
This is a simple but delicious recipe that could be prepared in a short period of time. Seasoning could be done ahead and baking could start at the time when guests arrive. Baked salmon will be done until you serve aperitif.