Cooking Diaries | Vol. 15 – Baked Salmon

I was going through some of my Cooking Diaries and saw the Volume 11 which featured Baked Salmon. I wanted to recreate it since salmon is my husband’s favorite fish (wow, yaman) and once in a while, we do allow ourselves to indulge with this expensive fish. Similarly to the Baked Chicken Pesto, this dish is as simple and foolproof as they go. All you need are salmon, salt, pepper, butter, garlic, and your oven.

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In a glass container, place your salmon and sprinkle salt and pepper.
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Add in your butter. I placed mine all over the fish – on top and at the bottom.
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Add your garlic. The hubby and I love garlic so we are very generous here.
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Pop it in the oven for 20 minutes.
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I’ve realized that baking food is one of the easiest ways to prepare your meals. You literally just have to put the ingredients in one pan and put it in the oven and wait. As easy as baking is, I don’t think I enjoy it. I feel like my baking can still improve but I just don’t want to since I think using the oven is more expensive than using the stove. I don’t know if that’s true but that’s just me, lol.

This is the only recipe I have for salmon. I’m ready to try a different one but I’m not sure which would be easy and yummy to make. What’s your favorite salmon recipe/meal? I’d love to try and recreate them!


9 thoughts on “Cooking Diaries | Vol. 15 – Baked Salmon”

  1. Salmon is my family’s favorite too. That’s one of the few fishes that my picky dad and brothers eat but the down side is yes it’s hella expensive and being the seven-people fam that we are that’s just way too much. I do think that using the oven consumes more gas than the stovetop, that’s also why I rarely bake.

    That looks so yummy though. The only salmon dish that I get to cook often is sinigang na ulo ng salmon. Salmon head is a lot cheaper than the belly but still as good.

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      1. Yes, parang sa sinigang na baboy lang din. Though I suggest na wag lutuin ng matagal ang salmon kasi just like any other fish, may tendency madurog. So ginagawa ko, pakulo muna ng tubig with kamatis, sibuyas at konting peppercorns. Pag kumulo na, lagay na yung sinigang mix, halo halo, tapos lubog mo na yung salmon head. Tapos inaeyeball ko lang pag medyo malapit na maluto yung isda, nilalagay ko yung veggies, I use labanos and okra lang. Pag malambot na yung veggies, turn off the heat tapos I put either kangkong or mustasa. Yun lang. Mas mabilis lang to lutuin kasi isda lang naman unlike sa baboy kelangan mo talaga bigyan ng oras para mapalambot. Yung isang buong salmon head pinapahati ko lang sa gitna.

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  2. I’ve been using the oven more these days (my alternative is the induction stove), but there doesn’t seem to be a difference in our monthly electricity.

    Anyway, what type of pan is that? Do you have a brand recommendation? I’m using the metal baking pan that came with the oven but I’d like to switch to glass. I think the latter is easier to clean.



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