Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon – One of the easiest foil-wrapped recipes out there, and it doesn’t mean you have to trade good taste for it either. This perfect baked fillet in garlic lemon butter sauce is simply delicious!
The health benefit of Salmon
Salmon is very easily accessible and it is loaded with high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. Among the minerals it has potassium, selenium and vitamin B12. Perhaps Salmon is most popular for its rich content of omega-3 fatty acids, also known as “Brain Food”.
The benefit of baking in a foil
The first benefit obviously is the ease of use. It can keep all the moisture and juiciness locked in, making your Salmon moist and tender every time. There is also no dirty dish to clean so its a win-win situation.
You can also use parchment paper if you like.
Baked salmon oven temperature
Generally, A large side of Salmon bakes at 375 degrees (Fahrenheit) in 15 -20 minutes, however, the cooking time could vary based on the thickness of the fillet itself.
Our Salmon fillet was 1.2 lbs. and it was quite thick thus it took 20 minutes to cook.
What should be the baked Salmon temperature?
For safe consumption, The USDA recommends cooking Salmon to an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F.
The best way to check the internal temperature is to check it with an instant-read thermometer. We use one in our kitchen and we never have to worry about over or under-cooking anything.
Here is one on Amazon.
What to serve with Oven-baked Salmon?
This dish goes very well with a veggie and mashed potatoes or rice.
For Veggie, some options are – Grilled asparagus, Herb roasted potatoes, and roasted tomatoes.
Serving Size: 4 oz— Calories: 315, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 34g
Garlic Lemon Butter SalmonCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon – One of the easiest foil-wrapped recipes out there, and it doesn’t mean you have to trade good taste for it either. This perfect baked salmon in garlic lemon butter sauce is simply delicious!
1 Salmon Fillet
1/2 cup melted salted butter
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
8 crushed garlic cloves
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon black pepper
Salt as you like
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Have the Salmon fillet on an aluminum foil and place it on a baking sheet
- In a measuring cup, add melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper and parsley and salt as you like. Whisk it well.
- Now pour the mixture on the Salmon. Make sure to get all the fillet soaked with the mixture. Now close the foil so it fully covers the Salmon.
- Bake for 20 minutes and it is ready to serve.
If you like this recipe you can also try – Catfish Curry – Southasian Style.