One of my many diets included in my yo-yo dieting (another story, another blog) was a baked salmon diet. Everyday I would eat baked salmon. By itself, on bread, with rice, in salad, atop pasta. I never once got tired of it. I would literally just bake a salmon fillet and that would be that. Rarely would I add any spices or sauce to the salmon, I love the taste of salmon on its own. However, my DH hated it. Baked salmon is so boring to him, even if it is marinated or covered in the best possible herbs and sauces. Well, it has been awhile since my baked salmon diet but I decided to give it another try and use some lemons since they were in town.
Delicious Rating: Delicious! Baked salmon is an easy dinner recipe that can go with grains, veggies, or whatever you please. The basil in this recipe combines so well with the lemon and parsley, total yum factor. What did my DH think you ask? Well, he said it was good…and then said, “I just don’t like baked salmon.” Okay, I guess it isn’t for everybody. What about you?
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- 2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp black Pepper
- 2 tsp dried Basil
- 2 tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp Butter, melted
- 1 large salmon fillet
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix garlic, salt, pepper, and basil into a bowl.
- Add in parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, and butter and spread onto salmon fillet.
- Place lemon slices on top and bake for 35-45 minutes or until salmon is easily flaked with a fork.