How to cook a good salmon steak

Updated April 17, 2017

If you like salmon, there are simple and fast ways to cook a tasty salmon steak. Wrapping a thick steak marinated in oil and lemon in tin foil will help to seal in the juices while it cooks. Served with sautéed onions, a salmon steak makes a delicious and healthy meal, packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Preheat the oven to 204 degrees Cor 15 minutes.

Rinse your salmon steak in water to clean it. Then marinate it with a thin coat of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on it.

Cut the white onions in long strips while finely dicing the spring onions into minced pieces.

Oil the sauté pan lightly and turn on the hob to medium-high heat.

Let the oil warm up a little bit, then toss both green and white onions into the skillet and sauté them until cooked (about five to seven minutes or until soft).

Pour the cooked onions into a bowl and set it aside.

Line the baking tray with tin foil and place the salmon on it. Fold up the sides of the foil so it encases the salmon.

Pop the salmon into the oven and bake it for about 15 minutes.

Check on it occasionally and stick a fork through the centre to see if it is moist and flaky and fully cooked or if it still needs a few more minutes in the oven.

Once the salmon is done, take it out and it'll easily slip off the tin foil and onto a plate.

Sprinkle the sauted onions on top of it and serve.


The same recipe will work for as many salmon steaks as you need.


Make sure the salmon is fully cooked.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 salmon steak
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chopped green and white onions
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Aluminium foil wrap
  • Baking Tray
  • Oven
  • Sauté pan
  • Sauté spoon
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