Cooking salmon in the oven is a quick and easy way to prepare this flavorful fish. Baking salmon instead of frying it offers several health benefits as well. It contains significantly fewer calories, and some research indicates it may have more health benefits in terms of cognition and memory, according to Health Magazine. Follow these simple tips for salmon baked in the oven for perfect meals every time.Continue Reading
Be sure to choose the right salmon filets. There are several options available in most grocery stores. Opt for filets that still have the skin because the skin helps seal in the flavor. Many stores offer a choice between wild and farmed salmon. Wild salmon almost always comes from the Pacific and is only available fresh between May and September.
There are five kinds available: king, sockeye, Coho, pink and chum. King, which is also called chinook, has an intense flavor and tends to be the most expensive. Sockeye is firm with firm, deep red flesh and has a rich taste. Coho tends to be more delicate in flavor, and it has a high oil content. Pink is the most common Pacific variety and has a mild taste. Chum is not common in the U.S., but sometimes appears under the name Keta or Silverbrite. Farmed Atlantic salmon is another option. This mild-tasting fish is affordable and available throughout the year.