Snacking Salmon – Oven Roasted Salmon
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We stumbled across this absolute gem of a recipe during the good old lockdown days when we had completely run out of healthy ideas for snacks to eat during the day. Instead of resorting to bags of chips or candy bars we created the modern day healthy snacking alternative – Snacking Salmon! A simple Oven Roasted Salmon that tastes delicious

The point of this recipe is to literally have a big chunk of lovely salmon that flakes apart perfectly to be eaten as is or mixed in with some leftover salad or simply on a piece of bread with some butter and flaky salt. We would cook this up in the morning, leave it out on the kitchen bench then just snack away until it’s all gone. What could be easier?! You can prepare the salmon with either a Filet or Tail. Preferably get a larger portion, so about 1 – 1.5 lbs. is perfect. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly for smaller cuts. We prefer using the whole side of the Salmon for one reason – you get more of it!

This recipe will work with any kind of Salmon

There are so many different types of Salmon from all around the world. In our opinion, all Salmon is delicious, but they do taste very different depending on where they are caught or farmed from. It’s always best to eat as locally as possible when it comes to Seafood. Mainly because you know there’s a much higher chance it will be fresher, and it’s great to support your local fishers and community when it comes to buying produce

Most Salmon is frozen as soon as it is brought off the ships anyway, so even if you’re say, in California and eating Atlantic Salmon, it’ll be perfectly fine. In fact, Atlantic Salmon is one of our favorites. A good rule of thumb is to get to know your local fish monger and ask for their opinions about which Salmon is best. The Snacking Salmon recipe does involve cooking Salmon (not raw) so you’ve got a wider option of fish to chose from. If you were preparing a raw dish, it’s important to be a lot more specific

Oven Roasted Salmon
Snacking Salmon straight out of the Oven. Flake off pieces and eat as you wish!

Oven Roasted Salmon is best cooked on a low temperature will ensure an evenly cooked, beautifully tender piece of Fish

Pan roasting is a great way to prepare Fish. There is so much less margin for error compared to pan frying. You set the temperature and let the heat from the oven do all the work. For this recipe we roast the Salmon on quite a low temperature of 225F / 107C and slowly roast the Fish. This is a great method to preserve the tenderness and juiciness of the Fish

After roasting for about 20 – 25 minutes you’re left with a simply delicious, flaky piece of Salmon. There’s nothing more to it than that. Simply put the Salmon in the Oven, wait 25 minutes and it’s done!

You can cook the Salmon either with the skin on, or the skin off

If you want to remove the Skin before cooking you can, but there is no need. You cook the Oven Roasted Salmon skin-side down anyway, and when it’s cooked you simply peel away the beautiful flesh. The Skin is discarded so there is no need to cook it. I think that cooking the Salmon with the Skin on will yield a better result. The oils from the Skin will absorb into the flesh as you’re cooking the Salmon, leaving a tastier and juicier piece of Fish

If you do want to remove the Salmon Skin before cooking that’s easy to do. In fact, we’ve made a video of how to do it on our YouTube channel here. Why not check it out as well as other Kitchen Basics tips we’ve got there to help you around the kitchen

Recipe Details

Prep time

2 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes

Total time

22 minutes

Oven Roasted Salmon (Snacking Salmon) Recipe


  • 1.5 lb Filet or Tail of Salmon, Skin on
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Juice from half a Lemon


  1. Place the salmon skin side down on aluminum foil on a baking tray. Season with Salt and Pepper
  2. Place Salmon in the middle of an oven heated to 225 degrees and cook for 20 – 25 minutes. Until the flesh is a lovely bright pink color
  3. Remove from oven and leave to cool for 20 – 30 minutes. Squeeze the Lemon Juice over the top, add some flaky salt then proceed to pick away at the flakes of Salmon whenever you feel hungry!

What’s great about this dish is the skin sticks to the foil so it’s really easy to peel away the flesh as you desire. We wouldn’t recommend eating the skin, just the lovely Salmon flesh!

This dish pairs very well with a fresh Salad so please feel free to check out our amazing Salad recipes here

If you enjoyed our Oven Roasted Salmon recipe why not check out some of our other tasty Salmon recipes. Here are some of our favorites:

Happy Cooking!

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