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Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

We love salmon and eat it often. I normally cook it with fresh dill but I decided to switch it up and try using basil this time. The combination of flavors from the lemon, basil, garlic, and butter made this salmon extra special and it paired nicely with the rice and zucchini I served it with. We all thought this basil and lemon baked salmon was delicious and it disappeared quickly.

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

How to Make Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Place the salmon skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Combine the butter, lemon juice, chopped basil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add a layer of lemon slices.

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the oven and serve with additional slices of lemon if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Sockeye salmon
  • Lemon slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.
  • Place the salmon skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Combine the butter, lemon juice, chopped basil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Add a layer of lemon slices.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with additional slices of lemon if desired.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the reminder that I have frozen salmon in my freezer! The basil and lemony topping sounds so lovely.

  2. Can’t believe I have never thought of using compound butter for salmon, it makes total sense. I’m stealing this idea!

  3. It sounds wonderful! I’m trying this tonight. 🙂 I’m curious AND drowning in zucchini. How did you prepare your zucchini?