This Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon with Butter Sauce recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so simple to throw together and have on the table in under 30 minutes. The secret to this buttery salmon with a crispy top is cooking on low, then broiling for a bit.
For more salmon recipes, you might enjoy Baked Salmon in Foil with Honey Lime Sauce, Easy Foil Baked Pesto Salmon, and Honey Garlic Salmon.
This lemon garlic salmon dish is so delicious and incredibly easy.
My family eats salmon for dinner at least twice per week. We love it. I thought I had the best ways to cook salmon pretty much nailed. And, then, I learned this method - cook on low heat, then broil. SO good. We will be baking our salmon more and more with this method now.
By baking for 12 minutes, then finishing with a broil, the salmon is so buttery and flaky on the inside and the outside has a nice browned finish with a little crispness. Just the right amount.
Ingredients you will need:
This is a healthy lemon garlic salmon recipe that can be served with many different types of sides. You might want to consider our sauteed spinach, sauteed zucchini and onions, or mashed potatoes. You can also serve it with asparagus or a fresh market salad.
How do you make broiled Lemon Garlic Salmon?
The best way to broil lemon garlic salmon is to first cook it on low heat. In this recipe you will cook the salmon for 12 minutes at 350 degrees, then set the oven to broil and cook for an additional 4 minutes, until the top of the salmon is golden and the garlic is browned slightly. By cooking this way, you ensure a buttery and flaky salmon texture with a crispy top. Perfection!
Lemon Garlic Salmon
This Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon with Butter Sauce recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so simple to throw together and have on the table in under 30 minutes.
- 1 ½ lb wild salmon
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 8 fresh lemon wedges
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
- 1 tsp chopped dill
Set oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 1 inch thick baking sheet with foil and spray slightly with butter spray.
Place salmon on the foil skin side down. Brush melted butter on salmon filets. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the minced garlic over the salmon filets and place lemon wedges around filets.
Bake for about 12 minutes. Set oven to broil and cook for about 4 more minutes, until the top of salmon turns golden and the garlic begins to brown.
Remove salmon from oven. Sprinkle dill and and parsley on salmon and serve. Enjoy!
Adapted from Jessica Gavin
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