Mediterranean style oven baked salmon – easy recipe

Mediterranean style oven baked salmon – easy recipe

By 05/10/2016

Fish, fish and more fish. I could easily live without meat but not without fish. I love any type of fish and my children have grown to love it too. Since they were babies fish was on the menu at least twice a week, all sort of fish: from mackerel, to sardines, to sea bream, clams.. anything I could find fresh at the fishmonger.

This time I used some Norwegian salmon fillets which I find quite delicate in taste. You can prepare this in advance and just pop it in the oven at dinner time. Cooked with tomatoes, olives and capers and olive oil this dish has the taste of the Mediterranean and it only takes 12 to 15 minutes in the oven.

It is light, it is healthy and it is delicious. I find fish easier to prepare and cook than meat. Last summer we had several barbecues and mostly it was fish as it is quicker to cook.

If you go to work and come back tired and late in the evening then this is a speedy and tasty recipe indeed.

This recipe serves 4.

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Wash the tomatoes and the dill. Peel and slice the garlic clove. Chop the tomatoes in half and finely chop the chives too.

Tomatoes, dill and garlic

Put the dill, the tomatoes, the garlic in a bowl and mix them well with a pinch of salt and a good drizzle of olive oil.

Pour some olive oil on a baking tray, add the tomatoes, lay the salmon on top and then with a spoon put some tomatoes on top of the salmon too.Β  Scatter the olives and the capers on the fish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Salmon with olives, tomatoes and capers

Sprinkle with olive oil and bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 180C or 350F. Serve the salmon with the baked vegetables and with a good slice of rustic bread, rice, potatoes or couscous.

Mediterranean Norwegian Salmon

Check out my step by step video for this recipe too!

This post is in collaboration with Norwegian Seafood Council.

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13 Responses to Mediterranean style oven baked salmon – easy recipe

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    That looks so inviting! I love mediterranean flavour and salmon happens to be my favourite fish..this is perfect for me, Alida.

    • Alida

      Yes fish is great any day of the week!

  2. La cucina di Molly

    Anch’io adoro il pesce e sinceramente lo preferisco alla carne!
    Mi piace molto la tua ricetta di salmone, Γ¨ molto gustoso e invitante! Un bacione!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara buon weekend!

    • Alida

      Lots of warming dishes for autumn with lots of veggies…always!

  3. elisabetta

    This is one of my favourite ways of cooking fish, simple and fresh. I also grew up eating a wide variety of fish and seafood and today this still makes up most of my weekly protein intake when compared to meat. Well, well Alida, your talent continues to flourish. Now you’re producing your very own videos but mind you, you have stiff competition from a budding actress in the family!! ps your fireplace is very similar to mine πŸ™‚ Buon fine settimana.

    • Alida

      Dear Elisabetta,
      Your comments make me smile πŸ™‚
      We love our fish don’t we? Have a nice weekend!

  4. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Beautifully simple and full sunshine flavours Alida….. We try to eat lots of fish here too….. We are fortunate to live in a town with a working harbour and a lovely fish market attached. But Miss GF can be a little fussy, which can make things tricky sometimes. Glad to hear your kids lap it up xx

  5. Chiara

    anche a me piace tantissimo il salmone, questa Γ¨ proprio una ricetta che farΓ², grazie ! Buon weekend !

  6. Sue Olivant

    Me again! Made this dish tonight. So easy and quick to prepare and it looked so colourful. Phil loved it. I served it with lightly steamed fennel finished off in a hot griddle pan with a splash of olive oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Delicious! Much love to you all. Xxx

    • Alida

      Sounds delicious Sue! It is so nice when someone makes a dish and the enjoy it too! Grazie!

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