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Easy Baked Salmon

Easy Baked Salmon

Course: Main Course
Keyword: baked, easy, salmon, seafood
Servings: 4 6 ounce servings
Calories: 130kcal


  • 4 6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 medium lemon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a large baking pan. Arrange salmon fillets on the baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Stir together oil, garlic, herbs, and juice of 1/2 lemon. Spoon over salmon fillets being sure to rub all over tops and sides of the fillet.
  • Thinly slice remaining 1/2 of lemon and top each piece of salmon with a slice of lemon.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes depending on thickness, until salmon reaches 145 degrees, or when opaque and flaky when pulled apart with a fork. For a crispy top broil for the last 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley if desired and serve.


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