Lemon Herbed Salmon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 07, 2023
We sometimes send our Washington salmon all the way to Michigan for my sister to use in this family-favorite dish! The tasty topping can be used on other types of fish as well. Fresh thyme from your garden really sparks the flavor. —Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington
Lemon Herbed Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 salmon fillet (3 to 4 pounds)
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, thyme, lemon zest, salt and pepper; mix well. Add 4 tablespoons butter and toss lightly to coat.
  2. Pat salmon dry. Place skin side down in a greased baking dish. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cover with crumb mixture. Bake until salmon just begins to flake easily with a fork, 20-25 minutes. If desired, serve with lemon wedges and top with additional fresh thyme.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked salmon: 446 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.