By Julia Westhoff
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We all know that fish (specifically wild-caught salmon) is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Most of us are supposed to be eating fish at least three times a week in order to get enough of that wonderful Omega 3 goodness that helps with so many different parts of our bodies.
And yet, until recently, I hardly ever cooked fish at home. And when I say hardly ever I mean maybe five times a year (and that was grilling tilapia for fish tacos). I always felt like I would mess it up and fish is just too darn expensive to mess up. I also hated the way it would make the house smell.
Then I found this method for cooking salmon and I have not.looked.back. We’ve probably made it five times in the past two weeks. We love it. The girls love it. It is totally fool-proof and just delicious. And it couldn’t be less fancy. I’ve also tried it with other types of fish – halibut, dover sole, tilapia – and it works every time. Just vary the timing and temperature based on the cut.
Without further ado, I present the World’s Best Salmon recipe:
Place salmon filets on a baking sheet covered with foil. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in cold oven. Turn oven on to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. That’s it! And you’re welcome.