You will win hearts over with this super simple baked jerk salmon recipe. Salmon fillets smothered with homemade jerk seasoning paste. The fish is baked until tender and flaky, it is flavorful and delicious. This is a winning fish dinner the whole family would love.
Serve with coconut rice, seasoned rice, olive oil pasta, or egg fried rice.
Baked Jerk Salmon Recipe
You will love this quick and easy oven baked jerk salmon recipe, in fact, it is one of our favorite ways of eating salmon. Fish dinners (like baked cod with tomatoes, pan fried garlic butter cod, and broiled salmon) are very easy to get to the dinner table. A simple salmon recipe that is packed full of Caribbean flavor, this recipe is also perfect for meal prep and make-ahead meals.
The key to success with this recipe is to use the best jerk seasoning paste or rub you can find. Lucky for you, I just shared the recipe for the best jerk seasoning paste ever. You should definitely check it out, it will take you 10 minutes or less to make.
That said, if you are unable to make your own seasoning then by all means get a good storebought one. There are some great brands out there like Walkerwood jerk seasoning or grace jerk seasoning that will do the trick.
PS: if you are still sitting on the wall about trying Jamaican jerk seasoning, then this baked salmon recipe is a great way to ease into it. You will be happy to know that you can make the heat level as mild as it can be without compromising on tropical flavors.
What you need for Baked Jerk Salmon Recipe
You will need these few ingredients to make the best and most delicious jerk salmon.
Salmon fillets or side: skin on or skinless, that said I prefer using skin-on salmon as the skin provides a layer of protection which makes the fish extra moist and prevents it from drying out when cooked.
Olive oil: substitute with any other flavorless cooking oil of choice.
Jerk seasoning paste: this could be homemade or storebought. Make sure to buy one with the level of heat you can tolerate. More reason why you should make yours as you can control whatever goes into it.
Salt and pepper to taste
How to make Baked Jerk Salmon
Preheat oven to 375F/190C, and spray or rub the bottom of a baking dish or nonstick pan with cooking oil.
Pat the salmon dry with paper towels, then arrange it in the prepared baking dish skin side down
Brush the fleshy part of the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Next, evenly spread or rub the jerk seasoning paste on the fish and the sides if you could. (Leave the salmon to come to room temperature and as well marinate in the sauce for about 15 minutes before baking)
Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. The internal temperature should be around 145F/60C when fully cooked.
Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the salmon and serve immediately with your choice of sides. Enjoy!
PS: you can place the fish under the broiler for another 3-5 minutes for a caramelized finish if you desire.
How to serve Baked Jerk Salmon
This baked salmon recipe is so versatile, it can be served with so many sides. Below are some of my favorites
Rice and beans: this is one of my favorite ways of serving this dish. Coconut rice, white rice, brown rice, or even quinoa pairs very well with this dish.
Pasta: Toss the cooked salmon with your favorite pasta, add some veggies and you have a complete and healthy meal.
Vegetables: Serve with a simple side salad (like this tomato mozzarella cucumber salad) or steamed vegetables.
Sauteed vegetables: sauteed zucchini, sauteed green peas, garlic sauteed spinach.
Baked potatoes: Baked sweet potato, roast potato or even mashed potatoes goes great with this baked salmon.
How to store and reheat
Leftover salmon can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Cold salmon makes a great addition to a salad as well.
The best way to reheat this baked jerk salmon is by using the oven, this will help to keep it moist. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and place the salmon in a baking dish, cover loosely with foil and heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
You can also reheat using the microwave, place the salmon on a microwave-safe plate, and heat in 30-second intervals until heated through.
Should I cover salmon when baking
There is no need to cover salmon with foil when baking. That said, the marinade or seasoning used on the fish can make it to burn quickly, in that case, you can cover the baking dish with a foil.
How long to bake salmon at 375
Depending on the thickness of the fillet, it would take about 15-20 minutes to bake salmon at 375F/190C. When done, the internal temperature should be around 145F/60C for fully cooked salmon.
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Baked Jerk Salmon Recipe
- 4 Salmon fillets skin on or skinless about 1lb
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons Jerk seasoning paste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C spray or rub the bottom of a baking dish or nonstick pan with cooking oil.
- Pat the salmon dry with paper towels, then arrange it in the prepared baking dish skin side down.
- Brush the fleshy part of the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Next, evenly spread or rub the jerk seasoning paste on the fish and the sides if you could. (Leave the salmon to come to room temperature and as well marinate in the sauce for about 15 minutes before baking)
- Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. The internal temperature should be around 145F/60C when fully cooked.PS: you can place the fish under the broiler for another 3-5 minutes for a caramelized finish if you desire.
- Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the salmon and serve immediately with your choice of sides. Enjoy!
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There you have it, a delicious and healthy Jerk salmon recipe the whole family will enjoy. As always, if you made this recipe, I would love to hear from you! Kindly rate the recipe 5 star and leave me feedback in the comment section below. Tag me @thedinnerbite on Instagram and save it away to your Pinterest. Please subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for free new recipes in your inbox
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