Salmon is one of my all-time favorite fish! Packed with omega-3 fatty acid, salmon is nothing but healthy for the heart. According to the Mayo Clinic reports, eating salmon a handful of times per week, you will reduce your risk of a heart attack by one-third! With summer is just around the corner, to me this means BBQ time! Below is the instructions for a quick and easy BBQ Baked Salmon dish perfect for summer.
All you need is a 4 to 6 oz filet of salmon, salt & pepper if you wish, and your favorite BBQ sauce. The other day I picked up this new Spicy Root Beer BBQ sauce over at William Sonoma. I couldn’t wait to test it out!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. If your salmon filet was frozen, make sure it is defrosted all the way.
Spray your cooking pan with spray if you choose. I actually don’t spray my pyrex and luckily don’t have issues with my fish sticking.
Rub salt and pepper to your liking on your fish. I often skip the salt, but always add a little black pepper or red pepper. Add a little BBQ sauce on top of the fish. You can use a brush to spread it evenly.
Bake your fish! Salmon cooks fairly quick, so depending on how dry you like it, you can cook it anywhere from 10 minutes to 25 minutes. Now depending on how long you cook your fish, you do have the option to add more sauce. I like my fish on the dryer side. I cook my salmon for 15 – 17 minutes. I pull it out, add a little more BBQ sauce, and then pop in back in the oven for another 5 – 7 minutes. It all comes down to personal preference. Just make sure your fish turns opaque in color and becomes on the flaky side.
Serve with your favorite vegetable and a little bit of lemon. I usually like to add asparagus, but opted for peas since that is all I had! Squirt a little lemon juice on top and you are good to go!
Enjoy your easy BBQ Salmon dish for summer!