Jerk Salmon

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This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it now.

Hi Friends! I realized that I have shared a ton of recipes featuring Abdel’s Favorite Jamaican Jerk Marinade but honestly this sauce is the best thing this side of the Mississippi river. I use to eat a lot of baked salmon. Then for some unknown reason I just stopped. Like, I turned 25 and decided that my life long love affair with fish had to end. Have you ever just stopped doing something for no apparent reason? But that long overdue hiatus ended last night.  I couldn’t resist, and once you try this recipe you won’t be able to either. Salmon is one of the only fish that I know can withstand a lot of flavor and spice.

This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it now.

I decided that I was going to put the jerk marinade on it and hope for the best. 1.) Because I had it on hand 2). Because what is the worst that can happen 3). Everything can be jerked.  I honestly thought that at best we could have a yummy dinner at worst I would have a picture for my new book— cooking fails with a cooking maniac. I was mistaken this jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed.

 

This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it now.

 

The notes of ginger and pimento gave the salmon a whole new life. All the while the habanero gave the right amount of heat and the fresh herbs gave the jerk salmon a fresh vibrancy. To say that I loved every bite of this jerk-salmon would be unjust.  

This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it now.

We’ve been trying to eat less meat in our house. Funnily Jonathan was the one who suggested that we become pescatarian (at least sometimes). He has never been a fan of meat, actually I am very lucky because he prefers a salad over chicken nuggets. Jade, on the other hand, isn’t a fan of green foods. So I was a bit shocked when she asked for a salad for lunch- even though it was a small salad but a salad none the less. So there is hope for us still.

 

This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it now.

When I was younger I loved vegetable too, so I guess they did get it from their momma. My mom basically had to cook fish for my dad and me every day. Living on an island made it super easy to have fresh fish every day. It is one of the things that I got from my father my love of fish. I never really thought about why I loved fish so much, I think because it was easily available to us in Jamaica. So that made it a staple in our family.

This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it now.

When this jerk salmon came out of the oven the smell that it emanated was out of this world. My mouth instantly watered and I promised never to stay away again. The fact that cleaning up afterward was a breeze was such an added bonus. I love cooking in foil, anything to cut down on the dishes and pots that I have to wash.

 

This baked jerk salmon was moist and flaky and flavor packed. It is done in 20 minutes and because it is cooked in foil, clean up is a breeze. Make it and love it!

And the fact that it was cooked in a foil packet was so convenient. Clean up was a breeze.

Updated: 7/7/2017

4.80 from 5 votes

Jerk Salmon

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 4 oz Fresh Jamaican Jerk marinade see corresponding recipe with link in post

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375f degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Pour fresh Jerk marinade over salmon.
  • Place salmon onto the prepared baking sheet and fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  • Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 18-20 minutes. Open the packet and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly charred.
  • Serve immediately and garnished with fresh chopped cilantro.
Author: Ann
Cuisine: Healthy

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  1. 5 stars
    This looks and sounds so good! Nice meeting you!

    1. Thank you so much Sharee! I am glad we linked up 🙂

  2. Your pictures are amazing and so is that salmon! I’ve done jerk chicken, but never salmon. I’m adding this to my list!

    1. Thank you so much Renee 🙂 I have been jerking everything lately. The salmon was pretty awesome.

  3. 5 stars
    Not a fan of fish in any way, shape or form (other than boring tuna from a can!) but I just might be able to do “spicy salmon” a whole lot easier. Your photos are great, too. I’m hungry. I wish I could smell that marinade!

    1. Thank you so much Rae! Let me know how you like the spicy salmon. I am legit in love:-)

  4. Fantastic fish recipe, always looking for new ones! Thank you for sharing… pinned!!

    1. Awesome, I’m glad you liked it!

  5. I live off of fish and veggies so this post is pulling at my heart strings :). Salmon is my absolute favorite. My boyfriend makes fun of me because I literally order salmon 90% of the time we eat at restaurants haha. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. Hahahaha! Glad you like it Emily. Salmon is pretty awesome:-)

  6. cindy calzone says:

    I like salmon but never know how to prepair it at home…maybe now I’ll try!

    1. Thank you Cindy! You can definitely try now plus clean up is a breeze 🙂

  7. Yumm it seems so delicious yet so simle to make! Thanks for the recipe 😀

    1. Thanks Erika! It is so super easy and yummy.

  8. I make salmon all the time. It’s so easy and quick (not to mention super healthy). I’m totally pinning this!!

    1. I love salmon too. So easy and healthy and not to mention YUMMY! Thanks, Chrissa!

  9. 5 stars
    my mouth is watering… this looks so delicious and thanks for the recipe for the jerk seasoning!!!

    1. Thank you so much Aaronica! Let em know how you like it 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    This looks AMAZING!! I love salmon. I am gonna have to make that marinade. Thanks so much for sharing this deliciousness!

    1. You are most welcome Anali! Let me know how you like it 🙂

  11. I love salmon , and this recipe looks delish. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

    1. Thank you Charlene, I hope you like it!

  12. Mmh, this looks delicious! I love salmon – this one os definitely going into my recipe book!

    1. Awesome sauce! Let me know how you like it Chrissy!

  13. 4 stars
    My mouth watered looking at this post. Looks soooooooo freaking good. Pinned it for later

    1. Thank you so much for pinning it!!! I appreciate that, let me know how you like it Jess 🙂

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