- Two pounds whole salmon fillets, six to eight ounces each, one-inch thick
- One tablespoon olive oil
- ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ tablespoon salt
- Sit the salmon fillets at room temperature for 30 minutes while the oven preheats to 350F. Then place them in a lined baking sheet and drizzle olive oil on them. Brush the oil all over the fish and under the skin, then sprinkle with pepper and salt. And if there are any thin ends, tuck them in.
- Bake the salmon for 20 to 24 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 135F to 140F. Make sure to check for this doneness at the thickest portion of the fillet. Take the salmon down and let it rest for a few minutes until the doneness hits 145F. Then, serve as desired.
More salmon baking ideas in a 350F oven can be watched here.