Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon


A quick baked salmon dish.

close up view of Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon garnished with lemon and served with potatoes on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup water

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup butter, cut into 16 pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 (1 pound) salmon fillets

  • ½ cup butter, cut into 8 pieces

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 slices


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Combine water and lemon juice in a bowl.

  2. Arrange the 16 smaller pieces of butter in 2 rows on a baking dish and top with garlic slices. Place salmon fillets over each row of butter and garlic.

  3. Melt remaining sliced butter in a bowl with minced garlic, about 40 seconds. Spoon about half the melted butter-garlic mixture over salmon and top with lemon slices. Pour about half the lemon juice mixture into the baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Baste fillets with juices in the baking dish, then pour remaining butter and lemon juice over the fish. Continue baking until salmon is easily flaked with a fork, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
40g Fat
1g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 562mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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