How Long to Bake Salmon in the Oven
A classic salmon fillet in the oven is a beautiful, easy meal that can be cooked quickly on a weeknight or weekend. The cook time of salmon fillets in the oven will depend on the thickness of the fish and your cooking method.
- Salmon fillet in a covered dish or wrapped packet in the oven at 350 degrees: 18 to 22 minutes
- Boneless/skinless 1-inch-thick fillet in the oven at 400 degrees: 12 to 14 minutes
- Boneless/skinless 2-inch-thick fillet in the oven at 400 degrees: 15 to 20 minutes
- Bone-in salmon steak in the oven at 400 degrees: 10 minutes per inch of thickness
The most important thing to know is that your salmon should have a core temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit at the thickest point. You can also test your salmon with a fork: If the meat flakes easily at the densest point, it's done.