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how long to bake salmon at 400

Easy Oven Roasted Salmon

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


This easy salmon recipe baked at 400 makes a beautiful roasted salmon and if you add veggies you have an awesome sheet pan dinner.


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2 small fennel bulbs sliced into thin wedges

Fennel fronds chopped

1 large red onion, cliced into 1/2” wedges

6 cloves garlic, smashed

1 c cherry or grape tomatoes

1 t kosher salt

1/2 t freshly ground black pepper

3 t extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 lb salmon fillet

1 orange, zested and juiced


Heat oven to 400. In a roasting pan lined with parchment toss the fennel, onions, garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper and 2 t of oil.

Roast for 10 minutes.

Move the veggies to the sides of the pan. Place the salmon in the center. Squeeze the orange halves over the salmon. Sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper, fennel fronds and orange zest. Drizzle with 1 t of olive oil.

Return the salmon to oven and roast until it is the same color throughout and flakes easily, 10 to 12 minutes.

I served this with a farro pilaf seasoned with orange juice and toasted walnuts. Other side dish ideas: Freekeh, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Potato Salad


Salmon cooked at 400 is a winner in my book. If you want to just make the salmon and ignore the veggies, just drizzle with olive oil and the seasonings of your choice. Place in a preheated 400 oven and roast salmon for about 10 minutes-until a thermometer reads 135. Let rest for about 5 -10 minutes, until it reaches 145 and you should have a perfectly cooked piece of salmon.