Oven Baked Salmon

Dana and I are always on the lookout for easy and delicious weeknight meals.  One protein that we usually never touch is fish.  Mainly because I have had my fair share of bad salmon and other seafood.  Recently, Dana’s mother made an oven-baked salmon that was super tasty.  I had to have her recipe because it was absolutely delicious.  Luckily, she was kind enough to give it to me and now you will benefit from this tasty recipe also.  It is simple and quite scrumptious.  The lemon rich marinade helps remove any fishy taste from the salmon.  This is definitely a must try, especially if salmon is not your favorite dish but you are open to trying it!

Oven Baked Salmon

Oven Baked Salmon

In a bowl mix together the marinade.

Mix the Marinade

Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, butter, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.

Mix the Marinade

Place the salmon fillets in a deep dish and cover with the marinade.

Salmon

Refrigerate for at least an hour and flip every 20 minutes.

Marinate the salmon

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make four 12×12 sheets of aluminum foil. Place one fillet on each of the foil sheets. Then cover each fillet with the marinade.

Place on the foil and cover with marinade

Wrap each fillet tightly in the foil sheet, making a little packet.

Place foil packets in a dish

Place the packets into a high walled pan and bake for 28-35 minutes or until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.  If you need an accurate and affordable thermometer check out the ThermoPop.  It is under $30 and super fast and accurate.  Plus the ThermoPop as a backlight.

Cook till 145

If you do not have a food thermometer, you can check doneness by testing if the salmon can be easily flaked.

Oven Baked Salmon

Remove from the packet and serve with the reserved sauce from the foil packet.

 

Oven Baked Salmon
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Seafood
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Super easy and delicious baked salmon. The marinade removes the fishy taste that many feel salmon has.
Ingredients
  • 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (add more or less based on personal taste)
  • 1.5 tsp basil, dried
  • 2 tsp parsley, dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together the marinade. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, butter, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a deep dish and cover with the marinade.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour and flip every 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Make four 12x12 sheets of aluminum foil.
  6. Place one fillet on each of the foil sheets. Then cover each fillet with the marinade.
  7. Wrap each fillet tightly in the foil sheet, making a little packet.
  8. Place the packets into a high walled pan and bake for 28-35 minutes or until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. If you do not have a food thermometer, you can check doneness by testing if the salmon can be easily flaked.
  9. Remove from the packet and serve with the reserved sauce from the foil packet.
Notes
Adapted from Jane Duffin
 

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