This easy Baked Salmon is flavored with lemons and herbs, baked in foil, then broiled until crispy. There is minimal prep work involved and it’s ready in 20 minutes or less!

Baked salmon on a bed of lemon slices with fresh herbs.
Table of Contents
  1. Ingredient notes
  2. Step-by-step instructions
  3. Recipe tips and variations
  4. Baked Salmon Recipe

Ingredient notes

  • Salmon: A salmon filet is half a salmon (also known as a side of salmon). A large filet is around 1 to 2 pounds.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, honey, garlic, oregano, and thyme. Pour over salmon. Fold up the sides of the foil, tightly wrapping the salmon.
  3. Bake until the salmon is cooked through when tested with a digital internal thermometer. Open foil and increase heat to broil. Broil until the butter mixture has thickened and turned into a glaze, about 2 minutes, and internal temperature reads 145 degrees on a digital thermometer. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Baked salmon on a bed of lemon slices with fresh herbs.

Recipe tips and variations

Favorite sides for salmon

Baked salmon on a bed of lemon slices with fresh herbs.

Baked Salmon

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 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 264

Ingredients 

  • 1 large salmon filet (see note 1)
  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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 through, about 12 minutes to 15 minutes.
  • Open foil and increase heat to broil. Broil until the butter mixture has thickened and turned into a glaze, about 2 minutes, and internal temperature reads 145 degrees on a digital thermometer. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Notes

  1. Salmon: A salmon filet is half a salmon (also known as a side of salmon). A large filet is around 1 to 2 pounds.
  2. Yield: This recipe makes at least 4 generous servings.
  3. Storage: Store leftover cooked salmon covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It’s a great recipe for meal prep along with cooked quinoa or rice and roasted broccoli.
  4. Sauce: omit the lemon slices and fresh herb glaze and substitute a drizzle of lemon butter sauce, teriyaki sauce or even hollandaise after baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 312mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 586IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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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