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Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon

 Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon
The salmon bakes up tender and moist and the blended ingredients enhance the flavor of this delicious entrĂ©e. —Deborah Oedekoven, Spearfish, South Dakota
6 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min.


  • 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

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Directions (continued)

  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 fillet with 1 tablespoon garlic butter equals 408 calories, 27 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.