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Roasted Salmon Recipe

For a quick and easy, healthy weeknight dinner, make this Roasted Salmon Recipe. It’s full of flavor and contains a good dose of heart healthy omega-3 fats.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free, Roasting, Salmon
Servings: 4
Author: Laura Marzen, RD


  • 1 pound skin-on wild-caught salmon filet*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Lemon wedges (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange the top oven rack in the upper one-third of oven. Line a medium shallow baking pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Arrange salmon, skin side down, in prepared pan. Brush top of salmon with oil. In a small bowl combine paprika, oregano, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Sprinkle evenly over salmon.
  • Place pan of salmon on the upper oven rack. Roast salmon for 7 to 9 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • To serve, use a metal spatula to cut salmon into four portions and lift the salmon meat off the skin. If desired, serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over.


* Wild caught salmon is higher in heart healthy fats and will almost always have the skin on. If you can only find farm-raised salmon, or if your salmon is skinless, it will still work well.