This salmon recipe may just be the easiest recipe in our collection. With only four ingredients and limited prep time you can have dinner ready in a snap. And not only is this meal easy, it’s packed with heart healthy omega three fatty acids and is absolutely delicious!

Prep & Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

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1 TBSP olive oil

2 6oz salmon fillets

2 TBSP pureed chipotle chili in adobe sauce*

2 tsp minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On the stovetop heat olive oil over in an oven proof skillet over medium heat.

  2. In a food processor or blender puree one can of chipotle chili peppers in adobe sauce. (Store leftover puree in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three months.)  

  3. Place salmon filets in heated skillet. Top with 1 TBSP chipotle and 1 tsp garlic each. Use a brush to coat fillets. Allow to cook 3 to 5 minutes on stove then insert a meat thermometer and transfer to oven.

  4. Bake salmon until they have reached 135 degrees on thermometer – about 15 minutes. Turn oven to broil on high and until fillets reach 145 degrees – about 5 more minutes.

*you can usually find canned chipotle chilies in adobe sauce in your grocer's Hispanic foods section


  • This recipe is on the spicy side so if you’re sensitive to too much spice you can reduce the chipotle sauce and sprinkle salmon with ½ tsp each of ground cumin for a warmer, earthy flavor profile.

  • Since salmon fillets can vary in thickness it can be difficult to estimate the perfect cooking time. I highly recommend investing in a probe thermometer (with a probe that connect to a digital receiver) for cooking meat and fish to ensure the best results. These thermometers are widely available and can usually be found for less than twenty dollars.