Salmon in the Oven Recipe with Step by Step Instructions prepare Salmon Fillet and cook gently

Here I show you my recipe to prepare Salmon in the Oven – this is a simple variant of fish preparation that tastes delicious!

You are looking for a simple fish dish for the end of the day or when guests come? Then you have come to the right place.

I will teach you how to prepare salmon fillets with many photos and professional cooking tips. I like this dish because it is so honest and down-to-earth.

Now let yourself be carried away to cooking yourself, I wish you a lot of fun and good success! Questions to the recipe I answer gladly over the comment function at the end of the side.

Prepare the fish in the oven: I put the fillets without skin in ovenproof forms. Olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme are ideal as seasoning. © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf

1. Prepare Salmon in the Oven

First, I’ve prepared a short summary of the fish in the oven thing for you. Get an overview…

  • Buy fresh salmon fillet or thaw frozen fish overnight in the fridge.
  • Prepare the side dishes for the fish, today this is a mushroom-courgette-vegetable and tomato-rice.
  • Preheat the oven at 120-130°C hot air.
  • Wash the raw fish fillet under running cold water and dry.
  • Skin and prepare the fish fillet… no worries… I’ll show you below.
  • Place the prepared fish fillets in the oven dishes, turn in salt, pepper, thyme and olive oil.
  • Once the side dishes are ready, place the prepared fish fillets in the oven and cook gently for 20-25 minutes.

Are you wondering about the low temperature? I like to cook fish at this temperature in the oven, it is a gentle preparation and the apartment does not smell of it.

Prepare fish fillet in the oven at low temperature – it does not smell and tastes excellent!

Salmon fillet gently cooked in the oven at 120°C. You don’t need a steam cooker.© Foodfotograf Thomas Sixt

Tip for the guest kitchen: Get enough oven forms, you can serve fish and side dishes directly in them. I used moulds with a diameter of about 20 cm, you can put a lot of them in the oven!

The fish fillet is cooked to the point with this preparation method. The fish is still juicy inside and tastes fantastic in combination with thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil. © Foodfotograf Thomas Sixt

2. Salmon Side Sides in the Oven

Here are some ideas for great and simple side dishes to this fish dish…

  • Asparagus salad
  • Green asparagus
  • White asparagus
  • Parsley potatoes
  • Potatoes with nut butter
  • Puree: Potato puree, celery puree, Jerusalem artichoke puree
  • Zucchini vegetables
  • Roasted mushrooms such as mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms
  • Ratatouille
  • Cucumber salad with dill
  • Tomato rice
  • Safran risotto

The oven fish tastes delicious with a fresh baguette and olive oil.

A refreshing potato salad with yoghurt (summer) or a Bavarian potato salad (winter) is also suitable.

Preparing salmon for two of us and more people without stress… The side dishes are waiting for the fish. When the side dishes are ready you can put the prepared fish into the oven and cook it. Then add the side dishes and serve quickly. © Foodfotograf Thomas Sixt

3. Salmon in the Oven Recipe

Following my instructions with step by step photos and exact ingredients. If you have any questions, please contact me via the comment function.

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4.93 from 28 votes
Prepare Salmon Fillet in the Oven
This article shows with many tips and step by step photos the preparation of fish fillet in the oven. A professional cook recipe by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes, Main Courses
Cuisine: Mediterranean Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 756kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Fish Fillet in the Oven
  • 2 pc salmon fillet
  • some thyme fresh
  • salt
  • pepper I like to use black pepper!
  • 2 tbs oliv oil
Courgette Mushroom Vegetables
  • 1 pc courgette
  • 15 pc mushrooms
  • 1 tbs sun flower oil
  • 100 ml cream
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches pepper
  • 3 pinches nutmeg
  • 2 pinches Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 bunch parsley
Tomato Rice
  • 2 Portiones tomato rice or any other supplement, item 2. supplements!
Prepare Side Dishes
  • Prepare the tomato rice or choose another side dish. The fish also tastes good with the courgette vegetables, which would be a food combining dish and also suitable for a low carb diet.
  • Prepare the tomato rice or choose another side dish. The fish also tastes good with the courgette vegetables, which would be a food combining dish and also suitable for a low carb diet.
Prepare Salmon Fillet
  • Wash salmon fillet with skin and scales under running cold water, dry and place on a board.
  • Place the salmon fillet on the board with the skin side down. At best use a flexible fillet knife to remove the skin.
  • Place the knife diagonally on the belly cloth and cut between the skin and the fillet.
  • Flap the abdominal lobe upwards to be able to grasp the fish skin well.
  • Hold the fish skin firmly and, under tension, guide the knife along the skin to the end of the fillet.
  • Cut off the fish skin completely and turn the fillet over.
  • Cut out the tranige, brown, midline generously. Remove the belly lobes and cut off the skin thinly from the fillet.
  • Clean the salmon fillet and cut it into portions without skin.
Fish prepare
  • Prepare the fireproof oven moulds and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle the oven moulds with salt, pepper and thyme. Turn the portioned salmon fillets in the oil and season with it. Place the salmon fillets on the underside.
  • Place the fish fillets in the oven moulds in the preheated oven and cook at 120-130°C for 20-25 minutes. Glassy fish, inside still slightly raw, cooking time 20 minutes, fish still juicy but well cooked 25 minutes.
  • Heat the side dishes and serve with the fish. Decorate with thyme blossoms and serve. Enjoy your meal!

4. Calories Salmon in the Oven

Nutrition Facts
Prepare Salmon Fillet in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 756 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 3259mg142%
Potassium 1279mg37%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 37g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!