This is a very simple but delicious way to prepare fresh salmon using just a few ingredients from your pantry.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the garlic powder, basil, and salt in a small bowl; rub in equal amounts onto the salmon fillets.

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  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook the salmon in the butter until browned and flaky, about 5 minutes per side. Serve each piece of salmon with a lemon wedge.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

303.7 calories; 36.6 g protein; 3.3 g carbohydrates; 89.9 mg cholesterol; 402.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
This was a very tasty way to prepare Salmon! I added just a couple things when fixing mine: I used sea salt instead of regular salt, and used a little less than the recipe called for, and also added a chopped up clove of garlic to the butter in the saucepan. I allowed the butter and garlic to simmer a few minutes before added the filets. It was delicious! **I used a lb. of Salmon and had to double the ingredients to have enough for all three filets. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2011
this was kind of boring and a bit too salty for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
This was a very tasty way to prepare Salmon! I added just a couple things when fixing mine: I used sea salt instead of regular salt, and used a little less than the recipe called for, and also added a chopped up clove of garlic to the butter in the saucepan. I allowed the butter and garlic to simmer a few minutes before added the filets. It was delicious! **I used a lb. of Salmon and had to double the ingredients to have enough for all three filets. Read More
(568)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
Amazing! I used a frozen salmon fillet that I'd put in the fridge the night before. Absolutely delicious! And my first time making salmon, too! I'm making it a second time this week! (If making any fish from frozen, you must pat it dry with paper towels before you cook! it'll fall apart and be mushy if you don't!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
PRETTY DARN GOOD:) I LIKE BASIC AND ALWAYS HAVE THESE INGREDIENTS LYING AROUND:) I ALSO ADDED A LITTLE LEMON PEPPER:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2010
I'm 80 years old and I live alone. And up here in the Eureka area we have a salmon season when it's possible. I like my food simple and this has to be the most simple salmon recipe ever! I had a pound and a half of salmon steaks vacuum sealed in my freezer I had caught them three years ago. I suppose some would consider this heresy in the way I treated my salmon but today I salmon treated me great thank you so much for the recipe. I've been looking for such a recipe for at least 20 years. I had never used basil before and I don't know whether that was an ingredient that give it that extra flavor or not. But in any case it was a great success. By the way I delighted that pound and a half salmon into three steaks so for a couple of more days I'll be eating like a king.thanks again sincerely, Tom. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
I love the simplicity and great taste of this recipe. I've never cooked salmon before so I wanted to start with something simple. This makes me want to cook salmon more often now. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2009
I made this in 10 minutes. With the pan on low heat the fillet came out moist and delicious. 5 stars for being quick simple and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
This recipe is pretty phenomenal to be so simple! I made it as it was written but with black pepper for my sig other and he said it was the best salmon he ever tasted. It was so quick and painless to make but tasted great. It has definitely become a fav dish between the two of us!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2011
Far too many salmon recipes on this site contain too many ingredients and are much too complicated to prepare for a casual weekday meal. This recipe was perfect: simple, easy to prepare, yet with a restaurant quality results. Absolutely a pleasure to cook and eat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
I needed a fast easy recipe with no added sugar and since I'd never cooked fresh salmon before I wanted something simple with few ingredients. This recipe won on all counts. I plan to make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2011
this was kind of boring and a bit too salty for me. Read More
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