Home // Blog Articles // Nutrition // Chef Ned Bell’s Wildly Delicious Baked Salmon Recipe

Chef Ned Bell’s Wildly Delicious Baked Salmon Recipe

by | Sep 13, 2017 | Nutrition

One of Chef Ned Bell’s fondest childhood memories is baking a whole salmon that he and his dad caught just outside their house on the shores of Sydney, BC. “There’s just something so satisfyingly primal about cooking a whole fish — head to tail — especially when you’ve caught it yourself.” Even if you have to buy your salmon from the store, you can still make an amazing baked salmon because Ned’s great recipe lets the sauce do the talking.

Prepare the Sauce

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Season to taste. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Prepare the Salmon

  • 1 (2 to 3 lb) any salmon fillet
  • Olive oil, for brushing the salmon and for drizzling
  • Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon

Cooking instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the skin with olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the salmon skin side down onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Add the lemon cut side up beside the salmon, and bake for about 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of fish.
  4. Set aside to rest for 2 to 3 minutes. (Pro tip: an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part should read 120°F to 125°F.)
  5. Add a few generous spoonfuls of sauce vierge on top, drizzle with olive oil, and serve with the charred lemon.

For those who like to BBQ: You can also preheat your BBQ and cook your salmon filet on the grate, skin side down. (The bbq acts like an “oven” with the lid closed so you cook the fish evenly.)

Serve your cooked salmon filet alongside a desired side dish such as these grilled potatoes wedges, or for a lighter meal, overtop a fresh Mediterranean salad!

Thank you to our champion Chef Ned Bell for sharing this tasty recipe with us as a sneak peek to his new cookbook, LURE a definitive guide to selecting, preparing, and cooking simple and delicious fish, along with 80 delicious recipes to make at home!

Are you thinking about boosting your energy with tasty and satisfying recipes?

Download the free “7 EZ Power-Up Recipes” ebook.

Don't Change Much
Don’t Change Much

Do You Like This Blog?

As a national charity, we depend on your donations to provide our services to Canadians. Every contribution counts.

Your Donations Make a Difference

Donate

Your contribution will further men’s health programming, tool development, and research.

Don’t Change Much is a movement inspiring men and their families to lead healthier lives. With reliable information and easy tips, we know every guy and their family can make small changes that will have a big impact on their health.

More From

Nutrition

Five SUPER Benefits of Healthy Eating for Men

Five SUPER Benefits of Healthy Eating for Men

Watch any movie or TV show from Marvel or DC, and you almost never see superheroes chowing down. Don’t they get SUPER hungry? On the other hand, regular guys like you need plenty of fuel for your everyday heroics: shovelling sidewalks, mowing lawns, keeping spiders at...

How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?

How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?

There’s nothing quite like cracking open an ice-cold beer at the end of a hot summer day. The frosty can in your hand, those crisp, golden suds hitting your parched mouth for that first glorious sip … can’t you just taste it? Whether you’re kicking back at your...

7 Simple Health Tips for Everyday Living

7 Simple Health Tips for Everyday Living

Simple healthy habits to start right now Change doesn’t have to be hard. A few small swaps throughout your day can lead to big improvements in your energy level, mood, and overall health. In with muscle-building oatmeal, out with greasy breakfast sandwiches. In with...

Let’s Talk!

Did you enjoy this article? Let us know in the comments.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar

    Sounds delicious!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our comments are moderated and are made live after they’ve been reviewed. If you disagree with anything in the article or comments please do let us know, but be polite so we can have a constructive discussion where everyone has the opportunity to learn.

Pin It on Pinterest