If you’re like most foodies, you probably don’t eat much fish. That’s fine because at a day and age when most people only have time for meals they can eat on the go, who can actually sit down and plan out a recipe that involves fish? Or Google how to cook salmon? Not you, that’s for sure!

But I tell you now, in the time it takes you to read this article, I can show you not only how to cook salmon but cook it so well you can eat the fish for 130 days and not grow tired of it!

Shall we start? Here’s your first lesson on how to cook salmon.

  1. Take the salmon and cut it in the middle. Why the middle? Because you want to create a “pocket”. That won’t happen if you cut the fish all the way through.
  2. Stuff small lemon slices into your “pocket”. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some black pepper and about two cloves of garlic, chopped.
  3. Cover your salmon with aluminum foil but don’t seal it off. Instead, close the foil loosely.
  4. Heat oven (up to 350 degrees) and then pop your salmon in.
  5. Let the salmon cook for 8 to 10 minutes before you check to see if it’s fully cooked. Is the meat flaky? Heavy? If you feel that the fish is a wee bit undercooked, put it back in the oven and wait for 3 to 4 minutes more.

Finally, take your salmon out. Leave it in the foil for a few minutes more before you serve it up with your favorite sauce. Complement with butter, lemon, or marinara.

See? It’s not so difficult to learn how to cook salmon, is it? This recipe is simple and takes little time to cook. Once you’ve mastered it, you can move on to more difficult recipes that require use of a grill or a stove top.