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Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon Recipe

Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 408 calories, 27g fat (8g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

Reviews for Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon

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JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 87731
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

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

specialblend36 User ID: 7769779 177397
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014


happygirl2u2 User ID: 7696379 87690
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!"

elidacheer User ID: 7298332 104728
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

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

Natsy User ID: 7282173 87678
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!!!"

Alan Lover User ID: 1506668 158680
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I have made this many times and EVERY TIME I get compliments!"

bmbadgley User ID: 3904867 104784
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"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!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 141412
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"Yummy salmon! What a treat!

~ Theresa"

wazevedo User ID: 1193379 104727
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010


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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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