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overhead shot of four baked salmon fillets on a sheet pan set on top of green vegetables.

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Perfectly baked salmon in the oven! Brushed with garlic butter sauce, this recipe makes amazingly tasty salmon baked on a sheet pan with broccoli florets.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALMON AND VEGETABLES
  • 4 (6 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 4 to 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
FOR THE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, halved, divided
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Grease a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Arrange broccoli florets and salmon fillets on the sheet pan. Rub minced garlic over each fillet. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the salmon and veggies.
  • Take half of a lemon and squeeze lemon juice over everything; then, season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and the internal temperature is 145˚F degrees.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with parsley. Serve with lemon slices.

Notes

Storing Salmon Leftovers
  • Properly storedcooked salmon will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Place completely cooled salmon in an airtight container; close and store in the fridge.
  • You can also freeze cooked salmon. Place completely cooled salmon in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. Keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 448 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 37 g | Fat: 28 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 139 mg | Sodium: 109 mg | Potassium: 1184 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 1175 IU | Vitamin C: 96 mg | Calcium: 90 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked salmon, easy salmon recipe