I did it! I finally found a way of baking salmon that I ACTUALLY like!
I’ve been on a mission to like Salmon ever since I listened to a podcast a few months ago where they said that you should try to incorporate salmon into your weekly diet.
Here was my problem with fish… I don’t like it when it tastes fishy and the thought of biting in and finding a bone freaks me out!
So, in my quest to like eating salmon, I got talking to my Aunt who suggested I try cooking the salmon at a lower temperature for longer. I’m not going to lie, this sounded kind of gross to me! But she assured me that salmon actually tasted less fishy when cooked this way.
After that conversation, I headed home to consult Google and sure enough, there were ton a recipes for salmon using this cooking method.
Why use the slow cooking method for Salmon?
I started digging in further and found out that when you cook salmon at a lower temperature, a couple of things happen. First, it allows the salmon to bake evenly, allowing the fat to slowly render, leaving the salmon with a silky, delicate texture.
The other thing I’ve noticed, is that when slow cooking salmon it also comes out tasting less fishy! Another added bonus, it doesn’t leave your house smelling like a fish is dead, hiding somewhere inside for the next day or so.
Every time I cook slow cook my salmon, it comes out juicy and tender, cooked to perfection!
What you’ll need.
I have started using my favorite Bluetooth thermometer from William Sonoma to make certain that the salmon has been cooked to the correct internal temp. What I love about his thermometer is that the Bluetooth allows me to view the temperature from an app on my phone, meaning I don’t need to be constantly within range of the oven!
Any thermometer will do, but this definitely helps to make sure your salmon isn’t under, or over cooked!
I love nonstick slip mats, and cook just about everything on it. Nothing sticks to it, so its a great alternative to lining baking sheets with foil. These are most often marketed as something you can bake cookies on, but don’t be fooled, you can use this for every day baking too! Not to mention, they come in a ton of sizes!
The great part about this way of cooking salmon, is that you can apply it to a lot of the recipes that you already have!
Slow Baked Salmon
- 1 Lb Salmon Wild Caught
- 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
Preheat oven to 300 Degrees.
Place salmon on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Season salmon with salt and pepper.
Bake 20-25 minutes until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 F.
I personally do not have any salmon recipes posted…. YET! But now that I have found a cooking method I like, I will definitely work on recipe testing!
In the meantime, here are some recipes for you to check out which could be easily done using this cooking method!