How to Cook Salmon: Perfect Fillets Every Time! This article describes the steps needed to make perfect salmon - every time. From deboning, skinning, and preparing to cooking and the right seasonings to use. Salmon is a nutritious food high in healthy fats and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals - it's an especially good source of omega-3 and selenium. It also fits in well with diets such as paleo, low carb and keto.