Garnished baked salmon on baking paper
The Timing Rule To Follow For Tastier Oven-Baked Salmon
Baking salmon in the oven locks in its natural juices, creating a moist and tender result with a hint of crispy skin. However, when overcooked, baked salmon turns out hard and dry.
To avoid overcooking, set an oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, and estimate about eight minutes of baking time for every inch of the salmon filet's thickness.
Thinner filets should be cooked for four minutes for every half-inch of thickness. Once the time is up, take the fish out to achieve a flaky, opaque flesh that still looks juicy.