I have never tried to cook salmon without it already being seasoned. I used to buy this box of six frozen marinated tiny little prepackaged filets. Don’t get me wrong, they tasted great and were very convenient…but for how small they were for the portion size definitely sent me searching for a better option. So I finally stepped up and bought a 2 1/2 lb salmon (which was a dollar more than my prepackaged kind) and I researched a bunch of recipes to create this one…
After slicing salmon into individual filets (portion size is up to you) set aside for freezing instructions later.
- 2 salmon fillets (cut from a 2½ lb salmon)
- 2 tablespoons light mayo
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground dill weed
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- nonstick spray olive oil or spray butter
- Start with preheating your oven to 400 degrees and lining a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper to keep clean up a snap. Don’t forget to use some nonstick spray before putting the fillets on the pan.
- Place 2 fillets on the baking sheet skin side down. Sprinkle the lemon juice on the fillets.
- In a bowl combine the garlic salt and the remaining seasonings together with the light mayon. Then use the back of a spoon to spread the mixture evenly on the tops of the fillets.
- Bake for 20minutes. The salmon is done when it flakes easily and is no longer dark pink.
And with the leftover filets…
I separated the filets with parchment paper and put them into freezer bags with the directions written on the outside for easy preparation. This recipe was so easy I didn’t see any need to do anything more in advance than that. Next time I’m ready to make this I’ll just place the sealed bag in hot water for 10 minutes to defrost, season, and bake.
An easy freezer meal made in minutes!
For more information regarding the health benefits of salmon read Healthy Food for Beautiful Skin.