Whole Salmon Cooked In Oven

When the weather isn’t exactly BBQ  time, then this is a wonderful way to cook whole salmon in the oven. Don did this yesterday, and we loved it.

  • 1 4-8 lb. wild salmon, scaled and cleaned
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • pinch of ground pepper
  • 1 mini orange, thinly sliced
  • 6 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 4 sprigs of fresh parsley
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

With paper towels, pat dry both the inside and outside of the fish.

Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

Stuff the inside with the orange slices, ill, parsley and garlic and tie the fish closed with cooking twine.

Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until an internal temperature has reached 130 degrees. Note: if fish is quite thick, it may be a few minutes longer.

Remove from the oven and turn the broiler on,, then place the fish back in the oven and broil for about 3 minutes. (just don’t burn it). Remove from the oven, discard the garlic, herbs, etc.

Slice the fish, place on a serving plate and let everyone help themselves. (For your information, w served with asparagus and corn on the cob (cut in halves).

It was yummy and I really liked the light ‘fishy’ taste. This worked.

 

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