So I have been in the seafood sales business pretty much forever up in Seattle. SALMON was and is a big deal up there. Over the years I have tried many recipes for salmon. Here is the best and easiest one I have found so far:
2-3 tbls Butter (then melt) or olive oil (favored oil also works well. I use rosemary)
1/2-1 tbls Lemon juice
Baste the salmon with the mixture and then sprinkle with garlic salt.
Super simple and guaranteed to be “knock your socks off” good. We had a customer last week that added honey to the top of her salmon. Sounds good to me although I might put Italian Seasoning (and no garlic salt) in the butter/lemon juice to baste the salmon, then add the honey on top. That should be awesome.
As with any fish, don’t overcook salmon. On a sockeye portion (surprisingly, Ocean Prime sells these), figure 7-10 minutes cooking time. I usually cut into the thick part of the salmon and if it looks about 3/4 cooked (still a bit raw), I pull it. Undercooked great, overcooked UNACCEPTABLE. As a customer of Ocean Prime Seafoods, you are expected to baby your salmon by hovering over it with a glass of wine in your hand. Perfectly cooked salmon is worth all the hovering.
I should add that I usually BBQ my salmon at roughly 350 degrees, or you can bake it at about the same temperature.