Stupid-Easy Recipe for Easy Baked Salmon with Herb Butter (#1 Top-Rated)


Freshly minced herbs and garlic are all it takes to transform salmon into a quick and delectable dinner.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Easy Baked Salmon with Herb Butter.

1. Info for Easy Baked Salmon with Herb Butter

  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Total Time: 22 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 284.18 kcal

2. Ingredients for Easy Baked Salmon with Herb Butter

  • 4 Atlantic salmon filets (5 oz each)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. (28g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup loosely packed mixed fresh herbs (like parsley, dill, chives, thyme, or oregano)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ a lemon, for serving

3. Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Gently pat salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Place on the baking sheet, skin side down.
  4. Sprinkle the tops of the salmon with the salt and black pepper.
  5. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until melted, 30-40 seconds.
  6. Finely mince the fresh herbs.
  7. Finely mince the garlic.
  8. Add the garlic and herbs to the bowl of melted butter, and whisk with a fork to combine.
  9. Use a spoon to divide the herb butter equally between each salmon fillet. Gently spread it into an even layer over the tops of the fillets.
  10. Bake the salmon on middle rack of oven until it flakes easily with a fork, 12-15 minutes.
  11. Check to see that salmon is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  12. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon if desired. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


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