Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe
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Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe

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It was her husband, Steve, who came up with this easy, foil-packet recipe for flaky, fork-tender Lemon Basil Salmon, says Marianne Bauman in Modesto, California. “We eat a lot of salmon and Steve likes trying out different herbs and spices on our food. This recipe's a winner!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 288 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place each fillet, skin side down, on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). In a small bowl, combine the butter, basil and lemon juice. Spoon 2 teaspoons over each fillet; seal foil tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Spoon remaining butter mixture over salmon. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Basil Salmon in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 288 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

Good, but not a lot of flavor. I prefer sweet, glaze type marinades for salmon. But if you have leftovers of this recipe, it makes great salmon patties.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

You can bake the salmon. 400 deg. for l0 minutes per l inch but you can check fish to be sure its cooked. I would use this recipe and merely bake it.

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

Seems every recipe for salmon is cooked on a grill, is there no other way to prepare salmon for those that do not own a grill ??

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