Baked Salmon


This baked salmon is a great recipe for beginners. This was my first time making fish and it was a hit. Even my 9-year-old daughter who wouldn't ever dream of eating fish had half of my portion!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins


  • 6 tablespoons light olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (6 ounce) fillets salmon


  1. Whisk olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl.

    Overhead olive oil salmon mixture in a glass bowl.

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  2. Arrange salmon fillets in a small glass or ceramic baking dish; pour marinade over salmon. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, turning occasionally.

    Overhead of two slices of salmon resting in a marinade in a bowl.

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  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Transfer salmon fillets onto a large piece of aluminum foil. Spoon marinade on top and fold up the foil to seal. Place sealed foil packs on a baking sheet.

    Overhead of a salmon cut on tin foil with marinade spooned over it.

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    Overhead of two salmon cuts wrapped in tin foil resting on a baking dish.

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  5. Bake in preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 35 to 45 minutes.

    Overhead of baked salmon resting in tin foil on a baking dish.

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  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    overhead looking down at a baked salmon fillet in tin foil, with a side of lemon

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Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

613 Calories
52g Fat
3g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 613
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1235mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 665mg 14%

* 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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