This is an extremely simple, but very enjoyable main course. I generally stick it in the oven, then make potato wedges or my squash (sauteed yellow squash and zucchini) while it's baking. I began using sage on salmon during my college years, when I grew entirely too much of the herb, and put it in pretty much everything. It became my favorite herb, and lends a delicate and unexpected taste and scent to this dish. I tend to cook the salmon in the oven during the winter, but grilling works nicely as well, especially charcoal grills.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray one side of a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to fold over all the salmon with cooking spray.

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  • Arrange salmon on the prepared side of the foil. Sprinkle with sage, thyme, paprika, and pepper. Fold foil over salmon to enclose.

  • Bake salmon 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 39.4g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 111.7mg; sodium 108.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2008
I am giving this recipe a 5 star even though I changed it. Both my children liked the salmon and that makes my life easier!! When I began the prep. I realized I was out of sage so I just used what I had: thyme, paprika, and lemon pepper. I had cayenne but omitted due to the little ones. Then I added garlic, some ginger and a bit of dill. Cooked the salmon with virgin olive oil in a skillet and towards the end of the process I threw in some sherry and put a lid on and simmered for about 5-10 minutes. I did not add any salt. Results: My 3 year old had thirds, and my 5 year old had seconds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2005
Never cook with aluminum as it is unsafe to your health! This will be good if it's cooked in a covered casserole dish (and a little liquid (wine or juice) is added. Read More
(18)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2008
I am giving this recipe a 5 star even though I changed it. Both my children liked the salmon and that makes my life easier!! When I began the prep. I realized I was out of sage so I just used what I had: thyme, paprika, and lemon pepper. I had cayenne but omitted due to the little ones. Then I added garlic, some ginger and a bit of dill. Cooked the salmon with virgin olive oil in a skillet and towards the end of the process I threw in some sherry and put a lid on and simmered for about 5-10 minutes. I did not add any salt. Results: My 3 year old had thirds, and my 5 year old had seconds. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
Really good recipe. I made this twice in one week since it was simple and elegant. I served this to company. I used olive on the bottom instead of spray. I added fresh garlic and rock salt to the herb mix. This is a keep. Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2005
20427 is a wacko, cooking with aluminum foil is done all the time, I'll try this recipe this weekend & I'm sure to be alive on Monday. Stay tuned for further information !!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
TO THE PERSON WHO SAID COOKING WITH ALUMINUM WAS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH, YOU ARE BOTH RIGHT -AND- WRONG. It is only dangerous to cook with aluminum IF you have ANYTHING acidic(wine, vinegar, tomato, etc). ANYTHING NON-ACIDIC WILL NOT LEAD TO TOXIN LEAKAGE. Made this last night. I left out the cayenne pepper(hubby can't eat spice) and threw in ginger instead. I know, weird, but it gave it a nice bite. I didn't wrap the fillets in aluminum foil...I ran out with only enough the cover the top...LOL. I put them in a glass Pyrex casserole and then covered it with the last of my aluminum. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Very Good. I didn't have any fresh herbs on hand so I used the dry one's I had. I aslo believe that gralic salt is a must add on this one. My new favorite salmon recipie thanks! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
I've got 3 boys-12 6 & 3-who not only ate their salmon but wanted more. In the worlds of my 6 year old "it's the BOMB Mom!" Very easy to make this is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2005
Never cook with aluminum as it is unsafe to your health! This will be good if it's cooked in a covered casserole dish (and a little liquid (wine or juice) is added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
Sprinkled with dried thyme ground paprika lemon pepper and dill weed. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
I tried a slightly modified version of this tonight (with aluminum foil) and loved it! My kids ate it right up too! Super easy! I didn't have any sage but it turned out great! I just added a little lemon juice and a little salt. Read More
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