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The Best Salmon Recipe!

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

This recipe is how I started eating salmon! I was never a fan of salmon until I had salmon like this! If you have a salmon lover or hater you need to try it this way! This recipe has changed all my friends who didn't like salmon into loving salmon after trying it this way!

The best salmon recipe ingredients

There's a reason why salmon has earned its place as a culinary icon – its delicate yet rich flavor, succulent texture, and incredible versatility make it a favorite among both amateur cooks and seasoned chefs. Whether you're hosting an elegant dinner party or seeking a nutritious weeknight meal, salmon always rises to the occasion. But what transforms a simple salmon fillet into a masterpiece that lingers on your taste buds and leaves you craving for more? The addition of balsamic vinegar! Prepare to tantalize your senses, unleash your inner chef, and create a salmon dish that will linger in your memory long after the last bite. It's time to elevate your cooking and embark on a flavor-packed journey – welcome to the realm of "The Best Salmon Recipe"!

The Best Salmon Recipe

The most important tip I can give is to not overcook your salmon. If you overcook it the salmon will be dry. Salmon only needs to be cooked to a temp of 135 degrees.


The general rule of thumb is to get 1/3 to 1/2 lb. of salmon per person. This recipe will cover about 2-3 lbs of salmon. If you need more sauce then double it! More sauce is better!

  • Fresh or Frozen Salmon - (We prefer Fresh) See the tip above to figure out how much salmon you need

  • 5-7 Cherry tomatoes cut in half

  • A Bunch of Fresh basil leaves (clean & dry) - Sliced thin

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic - minced

  • ¼ cup Virgin olive oil

  • cup Balsamic vinegar

  • 2 TBL Good Seasons Italian dry salad dressing

  • ¼ of shredded cheese ( I suggest an Italian blend or parmesan)

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • Balsamic glaze (used on the top after cooking) - you can make your own or purchase it. This is very important don't skip it!

Preheat oven 350 degrees, This will come together fast. I also suggest wrapping your baking tray in foil for easy cleanup!


  1. Start by adding Olive oil, Balsamic, Garlic, and Good Season dry salad dressing in a bowl or glass measuring cup and mix well till blended together.

  2. Add remaining sauce ingredients - tomatoes, basil, shredded cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix well. Set aside

  3. Grab a foil-lined baking tray or dish, and place salmon on a foil-lined tray in the middle

  4. Slowly pour the sauce all over the salmon. You want to pour slowly and cover the salmon completely.

  5. Place salmon in 350 pre-heated oven and bake for 15-25 mins. This will depend on how thick and how large your piece of salmon is.

This is our family's favorite and the best salmon recipe! We love serving this with my easy instant-pot rice and a vegetable for an easy weeknight meal.

Try this! I promise you won't be disappointed!

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