m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Costco Salmon

Costco has big bags of single portions of frozen boneless, skinless salmon. The instructions on the back say to defrost in running cold water for 20 minutes, but I defrost in still cold water for 30 minutes.


  • 2–3 portions salmon, defrosted
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • dill
  • thyme
  • tarragon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Coat the salmon in a bit of olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and herbs.
  4. Cook up to 15 minutes.


See my recipe for Panko-Crusted Salmon, Spicy Salmon, or Pesto Salmon.

Kara Lydon recommends baking salmon for 20–25 minutes at 300°.