Go-To Baked Salmon (quick and easy!)

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For a super quick and delicious dinner, try this Go-To Baked Salmon recipe. Complete your meal by serving this over a salad or whole-grain ramen and veggies, or with your favorite side dish.
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My daughter’s friend recently ordered a salad with baked salmon on top for lunch. I was impressed with her grown-up, good-for-you choice, and then I thought it was especially sweet when she said the salmon was not as good as her mom’s. Boy, I hope my kids say that about my cooking some time! I know I’m a cookbook author, but to them, I’m also just “mom,” so that would still be the ultimate compliment.

And after all of that I, of course, had to ask her mom … how do you make this famous salmon!?! :) Her daughters ask for it about once a week, she said, and it’s really just maple syrup and soy sauce on top. So, I started with that concept then expanded it with a few simple additional flavors for today’s new Go-To Baked Salmon recipe. It’s really so simple, so quick, and perfect when you need a fast and easy weeknight dinner!

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  1. I used maple syrup instead of honey and omitted the sesame seeds. It was delicious. It also pays to spring for the good fish at your local health food store. I live in the Midwest and the quality of the fish makes all the difference.

  2. 5 stars
    I have tried numerous salmon recipes and this one for sure hits my top 5! Loved it and I also loved the simplicity of it. I loved the sesame oil because I have never tried it before. I loved this recipe and I love your mission to cut out processed foods! Keep up the great work!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you! Just tried this recipe last night and it was delicious! I used a king salmon for it (very fatty and soft) and switched the soy sauce for gluten free tamari, but other than that I followed the recipe to a T. Great and indeed easy recipe.

    1. 100 Days Admin

      The reason you leave the skin on salmon is that it provides a protective layer between the fish and the hot surface while cooking, helping to not overcook the fish and easier for you to slide a spatula between the skin and fish. Plus, the grey fatty tissue on the bottom is loaded with nutrients. You can definitely use salmon without skin, but keep an eye on it. – Nicole