When I started having my dinner parties, I knew I wanted to serve salmon, but was nervous about cooking it for a crowd. I knew I didn’t want to pan fry in batches, so how best to cook it? I checked the America’s Test Kitchen site and found this recipe . What a winner, the salmon came out perfectly! If you’ve been nervous about cooking salmon, you have got to try this! The secret is heating up the oven and baking sheet to 500 degrees F and then reducing the heat to 275 degrees F, just before putting the salmon in the oven.