When you purchase fresh salmon (or any fresh fish) you want the fish to be firm, moist and without any odor except a fresh fish odor. 

Baked Salmon Steaks with Herbs 

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • ¼ cup oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • ½ teas thyme
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 
  • Salt & pepper to taste 

Remove the bones, if any, from the salmon steaks. Combine garlic, oil, juice of 1 lemon, thyme and parsley in bowl.  Add salmon steaks to this mixture.  Cover dish and allow the salmon steaks to marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour.  Turn the steaks over at least once. 

After steaks are ready to bake remove from refrigerator.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Take two sheets of foil, spray the foil with cooking spray, and place one salmon steak on each sheet of foil.  Spoon a little of the marinade over the steak.  Close the foil packet making sure it is sealed on the ends.  Place foil packets on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Steaks are done when they flake easily with a fork. 

Baked Salmon with Lemon and Rosemary 

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 lemon 
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • Salt & pepper to taste 

Remove the bones, if any, from the salmon steaks.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.  Slice lemon into thin slices.  Place one half of the lemon slices and 2 sprigs of the rosemary in the bottom of the baking dish.  Place salmon steaks on top of the lemons and rosemary.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place the remaining 2 spring of rosemary over salmon, top with the remaining lemon slices and drizzle with the olive oil.  Place baking dish in preheated oven and bake about 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.   

Baked Salmon with Cheddar Cheese 

  • 2 lbs. salmon fillets
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped 
  • ½ teas dried dill weed
  • salt & pepper to taste 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees., Place a large piece of foil on a baking sheet and spray the foil with cooking spray.  Place the salmon on the foil and season with the garlic, dill and salt and pepper.  Seal foil packet, place baking sheet with foil packet into preheated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes.  Open packet and top salmon with the cheddar cheese and onion.  Continue baking another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and fish flakes easily with a fork.  

Grilled Salmon 

  • 3 lbs. of salmon steaks
  • ½ cup olive oil 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped 
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teas chopped fresh rosemary 
  • ¼ teas garlic powder
  • 1 teas fresh thyme 
  • salt & pepper to taste 

Combine the onion, rosemary, parsley, lemon juice, garlic powder, thyme and salt and pepper.  Set aside about ¼ cup of the marinade and place the salmon steaks in the remaining marinade.  Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least one-half hour.  When ready to grill salmon, remove dish from refrigerator and remove salmon from marinade.  Discard the used marinade.  Heat grill to medium heat and grill the grate.  Place the salmon on the preheated grill with the skin side down.  Baste the salmon with the reserved marinade. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork.