A foolproof way to cook amazing salmon any night of the week!
- 1 large fillet of fresh salmon (approx. 6-8oz) (you can use frozen, but it won’t turn out quite as good and there will be a little bit of excess water mixed in with the melted ghee after cooking)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
- 1–2 Teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 Tablespoons butter or ghee
- 3–5 sprigs of fresh thyme
- parchment paper or foil
- kitchen twine (if using parchment)
- Take your piece of salmon and place in the middle of your parchment or foil, skin side down (ensuring your piece of foil/parchment is big enough to wrap up salmon).
- Pour olive oil over entire piece of salmon and, using your hands, rub in.
- Sprinkle generously with salt so there is a nice layer covering the salmon.
- Place chunks of ghee (or butter) on both ends.
- Place thyme on top.
- (Sometimes I sprinkle a little bit more olive oil on top at this point to just make sure it has a ton of moisture)
- Wrap up the salmon in the parchment paper, trying to trap in all the air, or in a piece of foil.
- Tie kitchen twine around it if using parchment,
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 (middle rack) for 15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. The cooking time will vary depending upon how big/thick your piece of salmon is; you may need to cook upwards of 20 minutes, you just need to keep checking; when done the salmon will flake apart easily with a fork.
- Remove and serve immediately.
- Recommendation: once you plate the salmon, pour the excess melted ghee (or butter) on top of the salmon before eating.