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Roasted Sockeye Salmon

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 25m


  • 1 lb Sockeye salmon, cleaned, deboned (thinner fillets preferred)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Dill, dried
  • 1/4 tsp. Thyme, dried
  • 1/8 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon zest (around 1/4 lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice


  1. On a prep board, season fish with generous amounts of salt and pepper, dill, thyme, smoked paprika, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Let rest.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a small bake sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spread some olive oil to cover the bottom of the lined bake sheet.
  3. When fish has rested, place salmon skin-side down on the bake sheet. Brush with olive oil (or lightly drizzle and use your fingers) to gently and evenly spread it over the fish.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on thickness, until the fish flakes with a fork and internal temperature has reached 125°F. Remove from oven, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.