Simple Baked Salmon Recipe

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Our family has been enjoying this recipe for years.  Baked to perfection with just the amount of lemon, garlic and butter is the key to this simple baked salmon recipe.  Salmon is my favorite protein to bake for the family and is healthy, easy and quick to make.

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Where to Buy the Best Fresh Salmon?

I’m careful about where I purchase my fresh salmon from and always choose wild caught when possible.  There are many local options in my area such as Trader Joe’s, WholeFoods, Vons or Sprouts.  If you prefer to have fresh salmon delivered home I’ve created the following home delivery list for you:

Omaha Steaks – Sourcing these incredible salmon from the Faroe Islands, a tiny archipelago between Norway and Iceland, is a uniquely gourmet pursuit. They’re sustainably farmed there, in unique conditions created by the fjords that naturally mimic the salmon’s bio-habitat. The result is fish with incredible flavor and color that does not take from the environment or the wild stock (they even use sustainable feed!).

Harry & David – Craving a taste of the open ocean? These phenomenal offerings from Rastelli’s are perfect for those seeking coastal cuisine. Start with a quartet of Faroe Island Salmon Fillets, featuring natural layers of fat that give them a beautiful color, rich texture, and robust taste. Next up are four Chilean Sea Bass, caught off the coast of Patagonia where it’s blast-frozen to seal in that just-out-of-the-ocean freshness and flavor. Finally, enjoy two pounds of wild caught jumbo shrimp, already peeled and deveined to make preparation extra easy.

Butcherbox – Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon.  This selection comes from Bristol Bay, Alaska.  It comes with 1 2 lb box of fillets perfect for pan fry or grilling.

Farmfoods – In this pack you will find a total of 8 filets of Sockeye Salmon for only $69. The total weight is 3-4 pounds.  All Seafood is Wild Caught by small-scale family fishermen.

Rastelli’s – Meaty, full-flavored and nutrient-rich, our GMO-Free and Antibiotic-Free Faroe Islands Salmon is sustainably raised in free-flowing pens in the North Atlantic Ocean. Simply defrost, marinate or season fillets with olive oil, salt and pepper, and then bake, grill or sauté. Good tasting, good for you, and good for the planet, our Faroe Islands Salmon is your ideal go-to fish.

 

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Ingredients for Simple Gluten Free Baked Salmon

  • Salmon Fillets
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Garlic 4-6 minced cloves
  • Lemon 1-2 sliced
simple baked salmon recipe

Directions for my Simple Baked Salmon

Do you bake salmon covered or uncovered?  What is the best temperature to bake salmon?  These are questions that everybody wants to know.  So, let’s find out!

 

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe

 

  • Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees
  • Wash flllets and lay on oiled baking pan (I use TJ avocado oil spray under the fillets)
  • Sprinkle with 4-6 garlic minced
  • Lay 2 butter pats on each fillet
  • Squeeze lemon over top
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes uncovered
  • If desired add 5 minutes of high heat broil at the end
  • Optional add extra lemon after baking, top with caramelized onions or grilled mushrooms

 

simple baked salmon

 

Serve with salad, baked potato and my Crispy Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts or Healthy Green Bean Mushroom Saute.  Salmon is a healthy option for many diets such as the keto diet.  Find my healthy meal plans for the keto diet and my family favorite 7 day healthy eating meal plan here.

 

Click for the printable copy of my 7 day healthy eating meal plan

 

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Kitchen Gadgets I Used and Recommend

Wooden Spoons


GreenPan Ceramic NonStick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emile Henry Baking Dish

 


Simple Baked Salmon Facts

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes about 2 servings

Salmon is gluten free

simple baked salmon recipe

Simple Baked Salmon

Our family has been enjoying this recipe for years.  Baked to perfection with the perfect amount of lemon, garlic and butter is the key to this simple baked salmon recipe.  Salmon is my favorite protein to bake for the family and is healthy, easy and quick to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 402 kcal

Equipment

  • Emile Henry Baking Dish
  • GreenPan Ceramic NonStick
  • Wooden Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Salmon Fillets
  • 2 pats Unsalted Butter or Oil sliced into pats
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 small Lemons sliced

Instructions
 

  • Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees
  • Wash flllets and lay on oiled baking pan (I use TJ avocado oil spray under the fillets)
  • Sprinkle with 4-6 garlic minced
  • Lay 2 butter pats on each fillet
  • Squeeze lemon over top
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes uncovered
  • Optional: Caramelized Onions, Grilled Mushrooms,

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5 thoughts on “Simple Baked Salmon Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This is a great Salmon recipe and we used it…it is one that my wife uses but this has a twist by adding butter and more lemon. Thank you for sharing. Be safe.

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