Sometimes salmon just needs to be done simply.
Easy flavors that enhance the flavor without over powering it.
Lemon and parsley will always make it happen. Always.
Perfectly Simple Salmon
1/2 salmon, cut lengthwise
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. freshly cracked pepper
1 large lemon, sliced into 1/4" thick rounds, zest removed first!
1/2 c. italian parsley minced
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Place the salmon filet on parchment paper skin side up on a sheet pan. Salt and pepper with 1/2 tbsp. of each. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven. Flip the filet, carefully. I suggest using two fish spatulas.
Once the salmon is flesh side up, put remainder of salt and pepper evenly on the fish. Evenly sprinkle the parsley and zest on the fish and then place the lemon slices on. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of filet. The thickest part should feel slightly firm. Similar to the skin in between your thumb and first finger. However, I prefer my salmon medium, so you may want to cook it more if you don't.
Remove from oven and allow to sit about 10 minutes.
Slice and serve, squeezing cooked lemon over the top if you enjoy a little more lemon flavor!