Sometimes Simple is Better – Simple Baked Salmon

Simple Baked Salmon

When things get hectic it is nice to make a simple dinner. The other night we had been out of the house just about every night for a meeting, class or lesson. I just wanted life to slow down a bit. I had my daughter choose our meat for dinner and she chose salmon. It wouldn’t have been my first choice but I figured she chose it why not?

I tend to like things with tons of flavor.  I make lots of sauces, gravies, glazes to add more flavor to my meat dishes and vegetables. But, I just didn’t feel like that for dinner. I wanted simple, easy, no fuss.


I made a salmon that both of my kids actually asked for seconds on before they were done with their first piece. I don’t know if it was just because the meal was so simple that we all were craving that easy, no rush dinner but it was the best meal we have had in a long time.

I served the salmon with green beans, corn and a green side salad. Simple.


  • 2 lbs. salmon (thawed if frozen)
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place salmon on baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper.
  4. Place pan in oven.  Turn on oven to 400 degrees.  Set timer for 25 minutes (my salmon was about 1″ thick in the center) you may need more or less if salmon is thicker or thinner.
  5. Remove salmon from oven and serve.

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