Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Lemon Basil Salmon
"Just made this for dinner. My picky husband said it was the best meal that I have ever cooked. Wow!!! I ended up doubling the sauce and did 4 TBS of everything in a foil pack. Cooked it in oven at 400 degrees for 25 min. It was amazing and loaded with flavor. It was so moist and juicy that the salmon just fell apart . This recipe is definitely a keeper."
"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."
"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."
"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 ??"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.