Chef John's Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon

9 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“You don't need the broiler to make great salmon fillets. A hot oven can produce tender, moist, flaky meat every time. This recipe uses lots of lemon juice and black pepper.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 fillets

Directions

  1. Whisk together lemon juice and black pepper in small bowl. Add mayonnaise, miso paste, Dijon mustard, and cayenne pepper to lemon-pepper mixture; whisk together.
  2. Spread the lemon-pepper mixture over salmon fillets. Reserve about a tablespoon for later use.
  3. Cover salmon with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  5. Place fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Spread remaining lemon-pepper mixture on fillets without letting it pool around base. Sprinkle with a pinch more black pepper and a generous amount of sea salt.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Reviews (9)

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mbrannon47
12

mbrannon47

This is, by far, my favorite salmon recipe. I've tried several pesto recipes, citrus combinations, reductions....none come close to this. The amount of black pepper the recipe calls for seems insane but actually ends up PERFECT. Didn't have miso paste so made it without. I've prepared this meal three times already and plan on making it for company soon. A++

Sandie
7

Sandie

This recipe is easy to follow and the taste is amazing! I skipped the miso paste as we don't have this in the kitchen. As for the baking time, my salmon fillet was ready in 8 minutes and the insides were so juicy and delicious. For beginners, this is definitely one great recipe to follow!

Deedubb
2

Deedubb

I made this recipe last night!! It was outstanding! I will be making this in the future. I did not use the yellow miso paste though. Excellent Salmon

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 488 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 49.5 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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