Simple Old Bay Salmon
This quick and easy old bay salmon is full of protein and flavor with just 5 ingredients!
Why We Use Old Bay?
Old bay seasoning can be traced back to the 1930’s when this unique blend of spices was originally created. It became available to the masses when it was purchased by a large seasoning manufacturer in the 1990’s.
Old bay is mostly used to season seafood recipes, adding heaps of flavor with just a small amount. The reason the seasoning adds so much flavor is because of its unique blend of 18 spices! Celery salt, bay leaves, clove, nutmeg, garlic, paprika and dried mustard to name a few. As you can tell, these aromatic spices each bring a different flavor note with some spices being herbier and others adding warmer spice.
In this simple recipe, we seasoned salmon with old bay right before baking. Once the salmon has cooking though, it is broiled to lightly char the edges of the salmon and richen the flavor.
Learn About Our King Salmon!
Wild-caught king salmon, sometimes known as chinook salmon, contains the highest omega-3 levels of all the wild Pacific salmon species. Ours is caught off the coast of Alaska frozen immediately after the catch and portioned in perfectly sized portions.
Sizzlefish salmon portions arrive with the skin on because this is where the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids are concentrated along the fat line next to the skin.
How We Serve This Recipe
Serve this fragrant salmon alongside a vibrant salad, sautéed green beans or grilled asparagus.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp old bay seasoning
1 lemon, halved
1 tbsp chopped parsley
4 Servings Salmon
Move oven rack to 6-inches below broiler. Preheat oven to 425ºF and lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking oil.
Brush cut side of lemons with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Brush salmon with cooking oil and season liberally with old bay seasoning. Place on baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil for 4-5 minutes longer.
Serve hot with roasted lemon for topping. Garnish with chopped parsley.
This combination of spices makes seasoning seafood a breeze. Below are a few suggestions on how to add old bay to your favorite seafood recipes:
Stir old bay into seafood chowders and stews
Add a couple teaspoons to crab cakes
Coat on shrimp before grilling or sautéing
Rub on fish before cooking
Add to your breadcrumb mixture before dredging and frying fish
Stir into poaching liquid
- Serving Size
- 1 Serving
- per serving
- 7 grams
- 21 grams