Cooking salmon in the oven is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. It’s easy, delicious and you can use whatever seasonings you like. But what about cooking time? How long does salmon need to be cooked in the oven for it to be done properly? There are some simple steps you can take that will help ensure your salmon comes out perfectly every time:
Approximately 10 minutes per 1/2 inch thickness.
The best way to determine how long you should cook your salmon is by using the “finger test.” The finger test can be used for any kind of meat or fish, but it’s especially helpful with salmon because it’s so easy to overcook.
When you touch the fleshy part of your thumb with your index finger, there should be a small amount of space between them. For example, if you have 2 inches between these two fingers when they touch each other, then your fillet should be around 1 inch thick. If there is no space between them (or even less than an inch), then that means that your fillet is thicker than 1 inch–and therefore needs more time in the oven!
Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillet. For example, a 2-inch thick salmon steak should be cooked for about 20 minutes.
When it comes to salmon, cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your fillet. If you’re using a 1-inch thick piece of salmon, for example, it should take about 20 minutes.
- When checking if your fish is done there are two ways:
- Use an instant-read thermometer to check its internal temperature (the best way). Salmon is done when it reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit inside–just as with any other kind of meat or poultry that has been cooked in the oven.
- Or use this simple trick: Press down gently on top of your perfectly cooked piece before serving; if it bounces back without sticking then congratulations! You’ve got yourself some perfectly cooked fish!
Reverse sear salmon, first roasting at very high temperature then finishing with a very slow cook. This method is perfect for thick cuts of salmon or for fish that has been frozen previously.
The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your fillet. If you’re using a thick cut, it may take 45 minutes to an hour to reach medium rare. If you’re using a thinner piece of salmon and want it more well done, then consider cooking it for longer in order to avoid over-cooking and drying out your meal.
You can also reverse sear salmon by first roasting at very high temperature then finishing with a very slow cook–this method is perfect for thick cuts of fish or fish that has been frozen previously
Cooking time can vary quite a bit depending on how thick your salmon is and how you want it cooked. Using an instant read thermometer is the best way to check if it’s done properly
The cooking time for salmon will vary quite a bit depending on how thick your salmon is and how you want it cooked. Using an instant read thermometer is the best way to check if it’s done properly, but if you don’t have one, there are other ways of checking as well:
- Use a meat thermometer and insert into the thickest part of your fillet (you may need to cut away some of the skin or fat). When done, salmon should be between 125°F-135°F (52°C-57°C)
- Or use this method: touch the fish with your finger and see if it flakes easily; if so then it’s ready!
This is a great way to cook salmon. It’s easy and gives you lots of options for how long to cook your fish for. You can use this method with different thicknesses of fillets or even whole salmon if you want something special for dinner tonight!