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Garlic-Butter Baked Salmon

Total Time

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


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
The salmon bakes up tender and moist and the blended ingredients enhance the flavor of this delicious entrée. —Deborah Oedekoven, Spearfish, South Dakota
Garlic-Butter Baked 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. 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 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° for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley and rosemary.

Nutrition Facts

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

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