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Silky slow baked salmon
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5 from 1 vote

Slow baked salmon with onion and lemon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2 people
Author: Sophie


  • 2 salmon fillets (about 1 lb)
  • olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 lemon (and more for serving)
  • fresh dill
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 F (or 175 C).
  • Massage the salmon fillets with about 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper generously over them. Set aside (it's best if you can give them enough time to come to room temperature).
  • Trim off the top and bottom of the onion, then cut in half lengthwise. Slice into thin half-rings.
  • Quarter the lemon. Slice 3 of the lemon quarters into thin slices.
  • Place a big piece of parchment paper over a baking tray. Spread a thin layer of onion half-rings on the parchment paper to create a bed for the salmon to sit on. Place the salmon fillets on the onion bed, then place dill, lemon slices and the remainder of the onion half-rings on top of it (see image below). Sprinkle salt and pepper. Squeeze the last lemon quarter all over.
    Silky slow baked salmon
  • Fold the edges of the parchment paper to seal the package and then put the baking tray into the oven.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes (more or less depending on how thick your fillets are).
  • Remove from the oven and serve with more lemon.