Baked Salmon with Lemon Garlic and Butter is an easy dish to make with your salmon fillet. It takes less than 20 minutes to cook and tastes good. I usually eat this with baguette along with a dip of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This can also be eaten with rice. You can serve your baked salmon with wild rice and some salad on the side.
What makes Baked Salmon with Lemon Garlic and Butter good? The main reason is the fish. Salmon is a tasty fish that can be enjoyed raw even without any condiments. I am referring sushi-grade salmon when I said that it can be enjoyed raw,but salmon, in general, is a tasty fish.
Note that not all fresh salmon are sushi grade. This means that you cannot just go grab a fresh fillet from the supermarket and make a sushi out of it. However, you can can get a fresh whole salmon fillet from the fishmonger or your neighborhood grocery store and turn it into something hearty and yummy, such as this dish.
I also think that the classic combination of garlic, lemon, and butter blends well with salmon. This is also true to other fish variety. The garlic makes the fish tasty, while the lemon eliminates the fishy odor and helps make the fish fresh tasting. The butter, on the other hand, makes the dish rich and appetizing.
The process of cooking this salmon dish involves the use of aluminum foil. The entire fish needs to be secured in foil before baking in order for the liquid, such as butter, lemon, and the juice from the salmon to remain intact. This will help keep the fish moist and it will preserve its flavor.
By the way, I also topped the salmon with dried dill weed. Although this is an optional ingredient. It will help give your baked salmon a nice sweet licorice flavor. If you have tried my dill dip recipe, you should know what I’m talking about. If not, then now is the perfect time to try it.
Try this Baked Salmon with Lemon Garlic and Butter Recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 2 lbs. whole salmon fillet
- 1 small lemon, halved
- ½ cup salted butter, sliced into small cubes
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- ½ teaspoon dill weed (optional)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Arrange the salmon fillet over an aluminum foil.
- Rub salt and garlic powder all over the salmon.
- Squeeze half of the lemon on the salmon fillet and rub the juice all-throughout the fish. Top with crushed garlic and butter.
- Slice the other half of the lemon thinly crosswise. Arrange on top of the salmon and add some dill weed.
- Seal the fish in foil. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
- Remove from the oven. Serve.
- Share and enjoy!