This one is my all time favorite salmon recipe. And since many of us have been told that we should eat more fish, I thought I’d share it with you. It’s good to know how to cook salmon because by incorporating more of it in our diets, we get the benefits of its nutritionally rich omega 3 fatty acids. This is a dinner that’s easy to make and is a really good meal our families will enjoy.

This salmon recipe is a simple way to cook a healthy meal that will bring rave reviews from all around the table.

Twice baked potatoes are a wonderful way to add a little something different to your table, and they’re not difficult to make.

Salmon is a great piece of fish that has a wonderful meaty texture.

We  were fortunate enough to have found some fresh, wild salmon at the market today, as opposed to farm raised. Wild is so much tastier and healthier for any salmon recipe. So we’re really looking forward to this fantastic, healthy meal. (For more information on wild vs farm raised salmon, click here.)

The Salmon Recipe Step-by-Step:

The first thing to do is to remove the skin from the filet. While not everyone removes the skin, we prefer it this way. If you feel the same way, you’ll need a pretty sharp knife to remove the skin so you don’t destroy the tender flesh of the salmon.

Just lay the filet skin down, and get enough of the skin separated from the meat so that you can flip it over, and get a hold of it.

Salmon Recipe step one

Then just slowly lift up the skin as you use the knife to finish peeling it off. Don’t be concerned if there is still a little bit of grey left on the meat when you’ve finished removing the skin. Its no big deal, and won’t affect your finished product in any way.

Salmon Recipe - removing the skin

We’ve covered a cookie sheet with foil to help keep cleanup to a minimum, and then placed a small cooking rack on the foil, not only to keep the salmon from sticking to it, but by keeping the salmon raised up, it will cook faster.

Then, season the salmon with whatever you prefer. We use a small amount of Lawry’s Season salt, a light sprinkling of garlic powder, and some coarse ground black pepper.

You could use some lemon pepper, or some other type of seasoning, and could even squeeze some fresh lemon juice on them. Just remember to keep your seasoning to a minimum because you don’t want to overpower the flavor of the salmon.

Salmon Recipe - Seasoning

Here they are, all ready to put in the broiler. given the thickness of these filets, they won’t take too long to cook. Just about 7 minutes on one side, and then pull them, flip them, and give them another 5 minutes. (Less time if the salmon filets are thinner than these.)

If your filets are thicker, they might take another minute or two. Salmon, like other fish, cooks pretty fast.

Broiled salmon recipe

When the salmon is done, put the twice baked potatoes back in the oven, still on broil, and finish them off so that the cheese melts while you serve up the rest of the meal. We really like it when the cheese starts to turn a little brown on top.

We served this with asparagus, which goes wonderfully with this dish.

You can make some of your own cocktail sauce by simply mixing some ketchup and horseradish sauce. That’s our favorite dipping sauce when it comes to this salmon recipe.

Salmon recipe with twice baked potatoes and asparagus

There it is… and it is a fabulous salmon recipe!

Another great salmon recipe is salmon croquettes here >>