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Baked Salmon Recipe

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Baked Salmon

From my kitchen to yours, I’m beyond thrilled to share this heavenly Baked Salmon recipe. If you’re anything like me, finding a dish that is both scrumptious and healthy can feel like striking gold. And let me tell you, this recipe is a treasure trove of flavors! So, whether you’re looking to impress at a dinner party or just whip up a nutritious meal for your family, this baked salmon is your go-to!


I’m always on the lookout for meals that promise simplicity and health benefits without compromising on taste, and this baked salmon ticks all the boxes. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and packed with protein, salmon is a heart-friendly choice that keeps mealtime both stress-free and exciting. The best part? It’s incredibly easy to prepare. This dish, with its golden-brown crust and tender, flaky interior, proves that gourmet doesn’t have to be complicated.


To get started on this delicious journey, you’ll need:

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon slices, for garnishing
  • Fresh dill sprigs, for garnishing

How to Make Baked Salmon

Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect baked salmon:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Prepare the marinade: In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Marinate the salmon: Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon, making sure each piece is evenly coated. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Bake: Place the salmon in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Garnish and serve: Remove from oven and garnish with lemon slices and fresh dill. Serve immediately.

Helpful Tips

  • Skin On or Off? Baking the salmon with the skin on helps the flesh stay moist. Plus, it’s easier to remove the skin after baking if you prefer.
  • Don’t Overcook: Keep an eye on your salmon! Overcooking can dry it out. Check doneness by seeing if the fish flakes easily with a fork.


  • Herbs: Not a fan of dill? Try parsley, cilantro, or basil for a fresh twist.
  • Citrus: Replace lemon with lime for a tangier flavor.
  • Spicy: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade if you like a little heat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use frozen salmon?
A: Absolutely! Just make sure it’s completely thawed before you start.

Q: What side dishes pair well with baked salmon?
A: I love serving this with a quinoa salad, steamed asparagus, or even just a simple green salad.

Storage Instructions

Baked salmon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure it’s in an airtight container. You can also freeze it for up to a month.

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Baked salmon is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of healthy, simple cooking that anyone can master. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds (and your heart!) will thank you. Happy cooking!

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Baked Salmon Recipe

Baked Salmon Recipe

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Dive into the delicious simplicity of our Baked Salmon recipe, a heart-healthy delight that’s as easy to prepare as it is beneficial for your body. This dish brings a golden, flaky finish to your table with the light zest of lemon and the aromatic hint of dill, perfect for a family dinner or a special gathering. Follow our straightforward recipe for a meal that not only satisfies your tastebuds but also supports a healthy lifestyle.


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices and fresh dill sprigs, for garnishing


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix the Marinade: In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Marinate the Salmon: Lay the salmon fillets in a baking dish and evenly coat them with the marinade. Let them marinate for about 15 minutes.
  4. Bake: Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is flaky and fully cooked.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Garnish the baked salmon with lemon slices and sprigs of fresh dill before serving.


  • Marinating Time: For deeper flavor, you can marinate the salmon for up to 30 minutes before baking.
  • Serving Suggestions: This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh garden salad.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 fillet
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 70 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg

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