Baked Salmon With Garlic Recipe

Salmon With Garlic
Salmon With Garlic and Herbs. Photo: Diana Rattray
    30 mins
Ratings (13)

This simple baked salmon recipe gets extra flavor with fresh garlic and parsley, along with a little lemon juice. It's an easy 30-minute recipe your family will love. 

Serve this delicious baked salmon with rice or baked potatoes and a green vegetable. I love kale or spinach with the dish or serve it with a Caesar salad and baked potatoes.

What You'll Need

  • 4 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 salmon fillets, about 4 to 6 ounces each
  • Lemon wedges, optional

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan or line with nonstick foil.
  3. Combine the minced garlic, parsley, and olive oil in a small bowl and blend well.
  4. Arrange the salmon in the prepared baking pan and spread the garlic mixture evenly over the salmon fillets. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake the salmon for about 20 minutes, or until the fillets flake easily with a fork.
  6. Drizzle with the lemon juice and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

    Tips and Variations

    • Salmon With Garlic and Herbs - Add 2 teaspoons of minced fresh thyme and 1 teaspoon of minced fresh rosemary to the parsley and garlic mixture.
    • The fish is done when you can lift flakes with a fork the fish is opaque. If you use an instant-read food thermometer, the US Food and Drug Administration recommends an internal temperature of 145 F.

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