Seasonings of choicesalt, pepper, seafood seasoning, Cajun seasoning, etc.
Fresh herbs, lemon wedgesoptional for serving
Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Pat the salmon dry, then arrange in the center of the pan (if using portions, make sure they do not touch).
Drizzle the salmon with the oil, then add seasonings of choice.
Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for 11 to 14 minutes for 6-ounce fillets or 15 to 18 minutes for a single side, until it registers 135 degrees F on an instant read thermometer inserted at the thickest part of the salmon. Remove from the oven and let rest 5 minutes. Serve warm with a sprinkle of herbs and squeeze of lemon as desired.
TO STORE: Salmon is best enjoyed the day that it is made, but can last 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator. Make sure it does not smelly fish.
TO REHEAT: Salmon dries out easily when reheated, so try it room temperature in a salad, add it to Homemade Fried Rice, scramble it with eggs, or use it to make Salmon Patties.