I needed a new salmon recipe. I’ve always liked salmon, but I was getting bored with how I made it. That is, until I discovered this parmesan dill rub while grocery shopping 2 years ago. With its great health benefits and quick-cooking time, baked salmon is a dish I like to make year round. But I especially like to cook it in the summertime paired with asparagus or lentils.
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A fellow shopper at our H-E-B grocery store gave me this seasoning recommendation while we were standing at the seafood counter buying salmon. This easy-to-make salmon recipe has been wildly popular with my family and friends. It is one of my go-to dishes when entertaining now in addition to having this recipe on repeat for my own family.
On separate occasions, both my mom and best friend came to visit, each buying a jar of this seasoning to take home with them after trying the recipe. I’ve even repeated this meal for another guest who requested it again the next time they came over for dinner.
Ok, enough talking about how wonderful this recipe is . . . let me tell you how to make it, so YOU can enjoy it too!
Stopping for free tortilla samples is a must before picking out the fish
We arrived at the fish counter–time to select our salmon
The kids wanted the real “fish with eyeballs”
My Two Helpers
We got the salmon—time to get home and prepare it!
Baked Salmon Recipe
What You’ll Need:
- Baking dish: I use a glass one like these
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- Salmon-I normally I buy the wild Alaskan kind because it’s wild, even though I find it tends to be drier and less fatty. My favorite salmon is Wild Canadian since it’s wild yet tastes more buttery and fatty like the farm raised version. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to find that kind in one store.
- Adams Reserve Parmesan Dill Rub
How to Bake the Salmon:
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Keep the salmon in one slab if it’s not too big of a piece. Otherwise, I slice the salmon into individual portions.
- Coat both sides with a thin layer of olive oil (there shouldn’t be much excess in the dish) and season with salt and pepper.
- Generously sprinkle the rub onto the salmon, rubbing it evenly across the whole piece.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon. With fishy hands I ask my Amazon Echo to set the timer for 12 mins. (Just one of the many reasons I love my “Alexa” as we call her). To prevent overcooking the salmon, I test a piece to see if it flakes. If it’s not done, I put it back in the oven for 1-minute increments until it’s done.
This Parmesan Dill Rub doesn’t have a strong dill flavor or scent. It provides a perfectly delicious seasoning with a buttery, cheesy flavor; it is even a winner with the kids. When I made this for my husband’s family this past Christmas, my 9 year-old nephew came to tell me after dinner that he’s not usually a salmon fan, BUT he liked mine so much that he had seconds! Talk about a compliment!
Enjoy this baked salmon recipe and let me know if you make this dish!