Baked Lemon-Butter & Garlic Salmon

Salmon tends to be a bit expensive to buy, so it’s a really rare purchase for us. This last weekend though, I was really craving it so we picked up a couple of fillets and I made a super easy but super delicious lemon-butter and garlic dish with it. It’s a pretty basic thing to make, it’s really just as simple as it sounds, but here’s the recipe that I threw together!

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Baked Lemon-Butter & Garlic Salmon

Ingredients:
(recipe serves 2)

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • 4 tbsp (unmelted)butter
  • 8 cloves of garlic

Preparation:

Slice the butter into thin pieces, scatter pieces across baking pan. Place salmon fillets on top of the butter so that as it bakes, it will be soaked into the fish.

Make 4 thin slices of the lemon. Squeeze remaining lemon evenly over the fish fillets, picking out any lemon seeds that fall in. Gently season the fish with pepper and Italian seasoning to taste.

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Place the slices of lemon over top of the salmon fillets.

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Peel the garlic and slice it into thin pieces. The crunchier you like your garlic, the thinner you should slice it. Scatter the slices over top of the fillets and throughout the baking dish. Add another dollop or two of butter over top of each fillet if you’d like(I did).

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Bake at 400f degrees for 12 minutes. Serve on top of rice.

We also cooked up a frozen bag of mixed vegetables to go with it
We also cooked up a frozen bag of mixed vegetables to go with it

There you have it, easier than pie and super delicious!

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