This easy Baked Salmon recipe is flavored with fresh lemons and herbs, baked in foil, then broiled until crispy. And it’s ready in 20 minutes or less!

If you don’t eat a lot of salmon, you have enough obstacles to overcome just buying it at the store. The cooking part needs to be so easy, you don’t even have to think about it!

And obviously it needs to be the most delicious salmon you’ve ever eaten, at home or otherwise.

Baked salmon on a bed of lemons.

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How do you bake salmon?

Wrapping salmon in foil for baking is an easy, common method. The foil traps steam and cooks the salmon quickly and evenly without drying it out.

I like to lay salmon on sliced lemons and top it with fresh herbs for extra flavor all around. And when the salmon is almost done, I open the foil and broil the top for a sweet and sticky glaze.

How long should you cook salmon in the oven?

If you’re wrapping salmon in foil, it’s done in about 12 to 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Consider serving this high-protein, delicious fish on a bed of rice and veggies for a complete meal! It’s pretty enough for a dinner party but quick enough for your busiest weeknights.

Salmon on a bed of lemons.

Baked salmon on a white platter.

Baked Salmon Recipe

This easy Baked Salmon recipe is flavored with fresh lemons and herbs, baked in foil, then broiled until crispy. And it's ready in 20 minutes or less!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 454


  • 1 large salmon filet
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Lay lemon slices in an even layer in the middle of the foil. Season salmon with salt and pepper on both sides. Set filet on lemon slices.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together butter, honey, garlic, oregano, and thyme. Pour over salmon. Fold up the sides of foil, tightly wrapping the salmon
  • Bake until the salmon is cooked, about 12 minutes. Open foil and increase heat to broil. Broil until the butter mixture has thickened and turned into a glaze, about 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.


Adapted from Delish.


Calories: 454kcal
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Meggan Hill

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  1. I´m a sucker for salmon and this recipe sounds amazing, I love the whole wrapping it in foil idea, never tried that method before, and anything with fresh thyme always calls my name! thanks for this recipe :)5 stars