Delicious baked salmon


It has been a pretty miserable afternoon in Canberra. While the official temperature was just above 10 °C, the so-called apparent temperature was around 4 °C for most of the day. I tried to go out for a walk twice and each time the rain stopped me. With the miserable weather I had baked salmon on my mind.

While I normally pan fry my salmon for 5 minutes with the lid on, I’ve also found another fool-proof method to cook salmon just right. I use my small bench top oven toaster, set it for 200 °C and cook the salmon fillet for 15 minutes. The salmon flakes nicely and depending on the thickness of the fillet it remains slightly pink in the middle. I like to rub my salmon a little to add some flavour. Tonight I combined some grapeseed oil, soy sauce and brown sugar in a plastic bag and rubbed my salmon in the bag.

The rice and quinoa were cooked in the microwave oven and I fried the egg slowly on a gentle heat and kept it warm before I topped the dish.


Delicious baked salmon
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
  • Salmon fillet
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Egg
  • Soy sauce
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Brown sugar
  • Pepper
  1. Rub the salmon with the oil, soy sauce and brown sugar
  2. Lay on some baking paper in a baking tray
  3. Add some cracked black pepper to the salmon
  4. Bake in a preheated benchtop oven at 200 °C for 15 minutes
  5. While the salmon bakes cook the rice and quinoa in a microwave oven
  6. Fry the egg in an egg ring very gently with low heat
  7. When the salmon is cooked add the rice and quinoa into a bowl, lay on the salmon and then the egg
  8. Pour the oil from frying the egg over the egg white so it soaks into the rice and quinoa
  9. Shoot a photograph
  10. Eat the dish
  11. Wash the dishes
  12. Write the recipe
  13. Blog (verb)
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Do you like baked salmon? How do you cook it?

Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy

I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner. 

For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.