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Oven Baked Salmon with Olives and Capers

The best ever oven baked salmon is here! Flaky and moist Alaska salmon with olives and capers on a bed of vegetables is the best weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 509kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 lb Alaska salmon skin on
  • 2 red onions sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • cup green olives and Kalamata olives sliced
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2 lemons thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Place the side of Alaska salmon skin side down on the baking sheet.
  • Place the sliced onions and cherry tomatoes all around the salmon.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the veggies and a little bit on the Alaska salmon.
  •  Sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano on the salmon, onions and tomatoes.
  • Add olives and capers to the Alaska salmon and veggies.
  • Place the lemon slices on the salmon.
  • Bake in the oven for about 22-25 minutes until the Alaska salmon is opaque and flaky. The internal temperature in the thickest part should be 145F.
  • Serve warm. 

Notes

  • It's important not to over bake salmon as the fish will get dry and chewy. Ideal oven baked Alaska salmon is moist and flaky.
  • For this recipe, we used a side of Alaska salmon and sliced it after cooking. If you prefer fillets, you can simply make oven baked salmon fillet by following the same instructions in the recipe.
  • Herbs work perfectly in this recipe. For more flavor add some parsley and dill to the salmon once it's baked.
  • Since this salmon recipe comes together in only 30 minutes and is packed with amazing flavors, it's a great option for busy weeknight dinners. As the Alaska salmon is baking, make a quick salad and you'll have a full meal.
  • If you would like to cook frozen salmon, simply thaw it in the fridge overnight and then proceed with this recipe. Do not thaw salmon in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 1704mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg