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buttery baked salmon

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is my own quick and easy recipe for a very moist, buttery baked salmon. It is lightly flavored with Old Bay seasoning, a touch of lemon and garlic and herbs. Don't shy away from trying this because of the amount of butter used. Most of the butter remains in the pan. I serve it with a baked potato, romaine salad and cheddar chive biscuits. Simply delicious. Also, there is almost no clean-up!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For buttery baked salmon

  • cooking spray or oil for pan
  • 4 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • 3/4 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp
    garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4
    6-8 ounce portions fresh salmon, skinless & boneless
  • fresh chives, parsley, lemon slices for garnish, if desired

How To Make buttery baked salmon

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • 2
    Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly coat with cooking oil spray or oil; set aside.
  • 3
    Put butter in a small microwave-safe bowl or cup; place in microwave and heat just until melted, about 20-30 seconds on high power.
  • 4
    Stir in Old Bay, garlic & herb seasoning, lemon juice and sea salt; set aside.
  • 5
    Place salmon portions on prepared baking sheet.
  • 6
    Spoon or pour melted butter mixture over salmon, turning each piece to evenly coat with the butter.
  • 7
    Sprinkle each with a grind of black pepper, if desired (recommended.)
  • 8
    Place on middle rack of preheated oven; bake at 425ºF for approximately 11-13 minutes, until no longer dark pink in the center and flakes easily. Do not overcook.
  • 9
    Remove to warm serving plate; spoon a little of the buttery juice over each, if desired (recommended.)
  • 10
    Garnish as desired. Serve immediately. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.