Baking and roasting are two cooking methods often used interchangeably because they are both done in the oven.

Both are suitable for lighter cuts of meat such as fish. Baking requires a lower temperature, usually around 350°F, and allows fish to cook slowly from the inside out, enhancing its natural flavors. Oftentimes, baked fish is first browned in a sauté pan and then transferred to the oven to finish.

Roasting uses a higher oven temperature, 400°F and above, and involves carryover cooking, a process where fish continues to cook after being removed from heat. Because of the high heat, roasting intensifies flavors and creates a browned, caramelized surface. To keep fish from dying out, basting with the fish’s natural juices, butter, wine or lemon juice is often recommended.

How to Bake Verlasso Salmon

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Rinse the salmon and pat dry.
  4. Heat a sauté pan to medium-high. Add enough oil or butter to cover the bottom of the pan. Place the salmon, skin side down and sear for 2-3 minutes until the skin is brown.
  5. Transfer the fish to the baking pan. Add desired vegetables or seasonings.
  6. Bake the salmon uncovered until opaque in the center, approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let rest for no more than 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

How to Roast Verlasso Salmon

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Rinse the salmon and pat dry.
  4. Place skin side down in the pan and brush with olive oil or melted butter. Add desired vegetables or seasonings.
  5. Roast the fillet uncovered until browned on the outside and nearly opaque in the center, approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest for no more than 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Featured Recipe

In this recipe for herb crusted Verlasso Salmon with Fennel, Picholine Olives and Oranges you can roast the salmon and make the side dish all in a matter of minutes. It's a method of cooking that transcends any season!