Recipe by Chef John
"You don't need the broiler to make great salmon fillets. A hot oven can produce tender, moist, flaky meat every time. This recipe uses lots of lemon juice and black pepper."
Watch video tips and tricks
ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons
yellow miso paste
cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 (8 ounce)
center-cut salmon fillets, boned, skin on
sea salt to taste
This is, by far, my favorite salmon recipe. I've tried several pesto recipes, citrus combinations, reductions....none come close to this. The amount of black pepper the recipe calls for seems insane but actually ends up PERFECT. Didn't have miso paste so made it without. I've prepared this meal three times already and plan on making it for company soon. A++
Way too much pepper and it tasted so fishy. I had to scrape off all the topping and call my mother inlaw to find out how to fix it. Luckily I was able to save it. I would have had to throw it away if not. I would not recommend this recipe. Especially if its a first time cookin Fish.
This recipe is easy to follow and the taste is amazing! I skipped the miso paste as we don't have this in the kitchen. As for the baking time, my salmon fillet was ready in 8 minutes and the insides were so juicy and delicious.
For beginners, this is definitely one great recipe to follow!
I made this recipe last night!! It was outstanding! I will be making this in the future. I did not use the yellow miso paste though. Excellent Salmon
We have made this twice already, once with Wild caught and once with farmed. I did not purchase the miso paste and didn't add quite as much ground pepper but I love this sauce. If I can find a way to make it a little thicker I am going to double the sauce. We love this!
My husband is an avid salmon fisherman -- so we are lucky to be able to eat salmon frequently in my house. I have tried many different ways to cook up salmon -- and I can honestly say this is no one of my family's absolute favorites. The flavor was incredible. I strongly recommend this recipe -- quick, easy, delicious...and oh yeah...probably pretty good for you too. Thanks Chef John!
Good flavor but way too much pepper. Our lips were burning! I used fresh lemon juice which worked well.
Very good, I enjoyed this a lot. I will be keeping this recipe to have again sometime. A nice change of pace from the usual way we make salmon in my family(baked with garlic and butter).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 253
Everything you need to party like a leprechaun.
New for spring! Good-for-you food you’ll love to eat.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!
Make this healthy dish with your favorite wild salmon.
A simple and delicious way to make fresh flavorful salmon in the oven.
See a straightforward, 5-star recipe for making baked salmon.