Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon Recipe
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Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon Recipe

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The salmon bakes up tender and moist and the blended ingredients enhance the flavor of this delicious entrée. —Deborah Oedekoven, Spearfish, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 408 calories, 27g fat (8g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 35g protein


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulbs. Brush with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil.
  2. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into a food processor; add butter and remaining oil. Cover and process until blended; set aside.
  4. Place salmon in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; drizzle with lemon juice. Spoon 1 tablespoon garlic butter over each fillet.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley and rosemary. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon in Reminisce October/November 2008, p50

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"This recipe was a nice one, although the flavors did not come through as much as I'd anticipated."

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"My whole family loved this including my picky eater. I used Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning instead of baking the garlic bulbs. I paired it with roasted garlic red potatoes. It was delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I am not a big fish eater, but this was not bad."

Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"I made this for my fiance - he doesnt like lemon on his food.. and is not a fan of strong flavors, but he loved this one! I will continue to use this recipe.. Thank you!!!"

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