- 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
- 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.
- Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Squeeze softened garlic into a food processor; add butter and remaining oil. Cover and process until blended; set aside.
- 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.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley and rosemary. Yield: 6 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon
"This recipe was a nice one, although the flavors did not come through as much as I'd anticipated."
"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!"
"I am not a big fish eater, but this was not bad."
"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!!!"
"I have made this many times and EVERY TIME I get compliments!"
"My shortcut was to use Mrs. Dash Garlic/Herb seasoning instead of baking the garlic bulbs. So very good! Will be adding this one to my 'regulars' list of recipes!"
"Yummy salmon! What a treat!~ Theresa"