Cooked in lemon butter with garlic and parsley, this salmon is tender, juicy, and bursting with flavour. It’s super easy to make, takes only 20 minutes before it’s ready, and is nearly dishes-free! Yes, that’s all true. This baked lemon butter salmon is that amazing!
Anyways, to celebrate the nearing holiday season, I’ve been enjoying fresh, lemony salmon. My favourite thing about this salmon isn’t the tangy, garlicky sauce. Instead, it is the sauce—and flavour it gives the salmon—is pretty awesome. But what makes me want this salmon, again and again, is how tender and juicy it is.
The salmon cooks in lemon garlic butter and its juices, so it’s marinating, steaming, and not losing any flavour or moisture.
This salmon is not just springy, but it’s also delicious, super quick, easy to make, and is nearly dishes-free. These are major wins in my book, and I think it might be in yours too. I know you’ll love this baked lemon butter salmon as much as I do every time.
Baked Lemon Butter SalmonPrint Recipe
- 2 salmon steaks
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare two sheets of aluminium foil, each about 10 to 12 inches wide, and place a salmon steak in the centre of each sheet of foil.
- Mix together the melted butter, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using), and pour the lemon butter mixture over the salmon steaks.
- Fold the foil up and over the salmon so they’re completely covered and sealed, and place the salmon packets on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Open the foil, so the tops of the salmon steaks are exposed, then broil for 2 minutes.
- Remove the salmon from the oven, spoon some lemon butter over the salmon, and serve.