This is a simple recipe for salmon fillet or salmon steak. With just a hint of seasoning, you can bring out the delicious taste of the salmon. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Rinse salmon, and arrange in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle salt, pepper, onion powder, and dill over the fish. Place pieces of butter evenly over the fish.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

261.7 calories; 22.8 g protein; 0.7 g carbohydrates; 82.2 mg cholesterol; 254.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2006
salmon and dill...outstanding...I like garlic, but onion is good too. ONLY cook til opaque...400 for 25 minutes is way long oftimes....use two forks to pull apart at 10 minutes, and likely it is opaque already...if not add 1-2 minutes as needed. overcooked fish are dry and tasteless. needs to be cooked very carefully. The thicker, the longer...tail pieces of salmon are best tasting and cook quicker. Try sour cream/mayo half and half plus fresh dill as a sauce, yummm... John Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2011
Not bad-a little dry though recommend using half the spices indicated in recipe and put tinfoil over the top of the salmon to keep in moisture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2006
salmon and dill...outstanding...I like garlic, but onion is good too. ONLY cook til opaque...400 for 25 minutes is way long oftimes....use two forks to pull apart at 10 minutes, and likely it is opaque already...if not add 1-2 minutes as needed. overcooked fish are dry and tasteless. needs to be cooked very carefully. The thicker, the longer...tail pieces of salmon are best tasting and cook quicker. Try sour cream/mayo half and half plus fresh dill as a sauce, yummm... John Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2006
I made this with fresh dill (about a ¼ cup or more) and fresh minced sweet onion (Vidalia, ¼ cup), and a lot of lemon, sautéed the butter, dill, onion, lemon quickly first then poured over salmon, served it with a cool cucumber salad and lemon dill rice, everyone was amazed Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2005
Delicious! Definitely a restaurant quality meal. I did substitute mayo for the butter. (A tip from another salmon recipe) I also marinaded the salmon in lemon juice for 20 minutes beforehand to cut the strong "fishy" taste. (A tip I learned about today... we found it worked!) I am going to use this recipe again next week. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
I love this recipe- I season the salmon with salt and pepper, add some fresh dill (or dried), squirt one lemon juice on it, put the salmon in a foil packet with chopped up onion, a dab of butter, drizzle of olive oil, and the quartered lemon I used for juice. Delicious- great with green peas cooked with olive oil, onion, and garlic and baked sweet potato cubes... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
I didn't measure anything and used lemmon pepper. First I sprinkled salt on both sides of the filet then covered the top evenly with onion powder dill and lemon pepper. It turned out fabulous. The flavors of the seasonings are mild enough to really let the taste of the salmon through. I don't know if the butter did anything for the fish though. This tasted wonderful but it might be because I was using fresh king salmon from Alaska that a fisherman friend of ours brought back for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2006
Super recipe. I tried fresh dill the first time but it didn't have much flavor so I made it again and the dried dill was MUCH better. I would make this recipe again. it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2003
Really quick and easy! And DELICIOUS! LOW FAT option I used was to eliminate the butter and just spray with cooking spray, it still tasted wonderful! Thanks again for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2003
I used 2 very thick salmon steaks and ended up using just half of the pepper and slightly less onion powder and dill weed than the recipe called for. Still, the steaks were generously sprinkled with all seasonings and it turned out just perfect. It was very moist and delicious and my husband even commented that it was the moistest salmon he ever had, better than what he's been served in restaurants (where it was just too dry). Even my 4 year old had seconds. We didn't even need the tartar sauce and lemon; it was tasty by itself. To make the clean-up a breeze too, I lined the baking pan with a sheet of foil. I will be making this again; thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2010
I enjoyed this. I did a add liberal squeeze of lemon. As for baking time, I always follow Mike Fiction's advice from another salmon recipe on AR: "I would specify that cooking salmon is not as simple as placing in oven for x amount of time. You should cook salmon based on thickness. Bake uncovered in a preheated 450°F oven for 4-6 minutes for each .5 inch of thickness." That advice has never failed me :) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2011
Not bad-a little dry though recommend using half the spices indicated in recipe and put tinfoil over the top of the salmon to keep in moisture. Read More
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