Quick and Easy Oven Baked Salmon

Oven Baked Salmon

Can't get outside to grill your salmon?  Well this quick and easy oven baked salmon recipe is the next best thing to salmon fresh off the grill.

It's cold now where I live, so I'm not that excited about getting outside on the grill, to prepare my world famous grilled salmon recipe which I love so much.  Since I'm such a wimp to the cold, I decided to come up with a salmon recipe that works for the oven.  

I can be very creative when I have to.

So I thought for a moment and decided how I wanted to prepare my salmon in the oven.  Then I came up with the ingredients and the recipe you see below for a complete healthy and nutritious meal.  

Give the recipe a try, then stop back by and tell me what you think.

Easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 pieces of salmon, 6 to 8 ounces each (fresh or frozen)
  • 12 ounces fresh green beans
  • 5 ounce package seasoned yellow rice
  • favorite marinade 
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions:

Marinated and Seasoned Salmon

Where I live I almost never get the opportunity to buy fresh salmon so in many of my recipes a use frozen salmon.  I usually buy my frozen salmon at a club superstore like Costcoor Sams since I am a club member at both of these establishments.  I usually buy from whoever is offering the best deal.  To thaw the frozen fish I cover and soak the pre-packaged salmon in cold water and within about 60 minutes the salmon is ready for marinade. In case you are wondering I used Mr. Yoshida's marinate and cooking sauce.

Bowl of Steamed Yellow Rice

I decided to change things up a little bit so instead of long grain white or brown rice, I decided to serve my oven baked salmon with yellow rice.  I like the unique flavor of this particular brand of yellow rice so I know that it will taste well when eaten together with baked salmon and steamed green beans.

Plate of Steamed Green Beans

It's always a good idea to serve at least one vegetable dish with your main meal, serving a variety of two to three different vegetable is best.  I went to the local grocery store looking to find in season vegetables because they are often the cheapest and most flavorful.  I lucked out and found a packaged bag of fresh green beans which I steamed in my little $20 steamer before serving them besides the baked salmon and yellow rice.

Oven Baked Salmon

So above you see the finished dish.  Before serving squeeze juice from a fresh lemon all over the salmon, yellow rice, and green beans.