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A 3-ingredient marinade for sheet pan salmon that gets dinner on the table in no time

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Some proteins require a fair amount of coaxing in order to make them tender and flavorful. Think oxtail, game and (yes!) even basic supermarket chicken breasts. Salmon, thankfully, isn't a member of this group. It shines in a pinch when poached or slow-roasted with just a little bit of salt and a little more olive oil.

But salmon truly shines with a little extra care in the form of a simple marinade. My go-to salmon marinade only requires three ingredients (four, if you count the oil eventually used to cook the fish), which makes it something I turn to on a near-weekly basis. Plus, it's multi-purpose — I use it on cubed chicken thighs, pork cutlets and even scallops.

Above all, I keep coming back to this marinade because it augments the flavor of the salmon so beautifully. Now, let's break down our trio of ingredients:


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