Lemon Garlic Salmon

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 28, 2023
The salmon bakes up tender and moist and the blended ingredients enhance the flavor of this delicious lemon garlic salmon. —Deborah Oedekoven, Spearfish, South Dakota
Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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. Preheat oven to 425°. 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 until softened, 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into a food processor; add butter and remaining 3 teaspoons oil. Cover and process until blended; set aside.
  4. Place salmon in a greased 15x10x1-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° until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and rosemary.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 361 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein.