January 27, 2010

Salmon Fillet - Oven Roasted

Our family favorite is ZK's barbecued salmon, but it's raining and it's cold outside, so this is my indoors alternative.


1 salmon fillet ( from Costco)
2 tsp. olive oil
juice from 1 lemon

Step 1

Cut the fillet in uniform pieces, wash, tap dry with paper towels. Season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice from both sides. Arrange in a roasting pan , sprinkle the whole cumin and leave to rest at least for 30 min. before roasting.

Step 2:

Preheat the oven to the max - mine is 450F, but 500 is even better. Put the pan in the oven and after 2-3 min. reduce the heat to 300 - 325F. Every oven is different, so you have to experiment. The idea is to seal the fillet at the beginning to preserve the juices. Bake for about 20 min, or until the inside temperature of the thickest part is 125F. Switch to "Broil" for 3-4- min.

Enjoy with salad and easy Basmati rice on the side.


  1. ohhh i love salmon filet! Can I request it next time we come visit? ;)

  2. Looks great! Plodova Salata, is this "kim" or cumin?

  3. Uuups..I think it’s cumin, but it's in a jar with no label. Somebody gave it to me. If it was you, you should know better :). It's OK either way. They are pretty close. I think "kim" is called caraway seeds in English and I never used it here.

  4. Ok, GP and I had this fish before and I can assure y'all it is unbelievable! Zloiad Kaprizov and Plodova Salata know how to cook fish!

  5. ...and it is "kim" and not cumin :)

  6. BDW Yesterday I bought cumin seeds and caraway seeds ( kim ) to test and compare. They a pretty close and I can use either one on fish. Cumin is stronger and needs to be used sparingly. Tuna goes well with cumin.