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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 264kcal


  • 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
  • fresh parsley chopped, 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 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.



  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.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 586IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg