Simple Baked Salmon Recipe


The Simple Baked Salmon recipe was originally published in January 2014 and updated in August 2020. 

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe featured by top AL life, style and fitness blogger, Heather of My Life Well Loved

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe featured by top AL life, style and fitness blogger, Heather of My Life Well Loved

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe featured by top AL life, style and fitness blogger, Heather of My Life Well Loved

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Seafood can tend to be intimidating for new cooks. It has its own counter at the store, and it seems like once you approach the counter, you’re supposed to know exactly what you want and how to prepare it and then there’s a guy or girl there judging you if you don’t! It took me a while to get used to picking out seafood, but knowing how healthy it is for you and coming to learn that it can actually be pretty easy, it has become one of my favorite things to eat!

As you know, I’m really trying to embrace Clean Eating and this recipe follows those guidelines. It is all fresh, natural ingredients and is just a perfect light dish for a weeknight meal.

While I was meal planning, I came across this recipe on allrecipes, and it looked pretty straightforward (ie, hard for me to ruin). What I didn’t account for was 1) how easy it actually was, and 2) how AMAZING it tasted.  Try this simple baked salmon recipe out, and you should have a big success on your hands! 

 

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Simple Baked Salmon Recipe featured by top AL life, style and fitness blogger, Heather of My Life Well Loved

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe featured by top AL life, style and fitness blogger, Heather of My Life Well Loved

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe:

Simple Baked Salmon
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (I used fresh squeezed juice- about ½-1 lemon)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 (6 oz) fillets of salmon
Instructions
  1. In a medium glass bowl, prepare marinade by mixing garlic, light olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley.
  2. Place salmon fillets in a medium glass baking dish, and cover with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator about 1 hour, turning occasionally if you've bought the fillets without skin on one side. (otherwise, just let marinate)
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Place fillets in aluminum foil, cover with marinade, and seal.
  5. Place sealed salmon in the glass dish, and bake 35 to 45 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork. (I did it right at 45 minutes and mine were perfect!)
 

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6 Comments

  1. Avatar January 13, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Dinner looks delicious!

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      Heather
      Author
      January 14, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      Ha, yes oh yes it is! 🙂 Love seafood!

  2. Avatar January 14, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Whenever I see a delicious salmon recipe I realize I do not make it often enough. I LOVE this recipe; it’s so simple and the flavors sound so clean. Can’t wait to try it myself; thank you.

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      Heather
      Author
      January 14, 2014 / 10:23 pm

      Yes, you are so right! Clean, lean, and mean in a delicious way! 😉

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