Perfect Garlic Dill Baked Salmon

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Salmon is one of those things that you can spend just a few minutes of time preparing and it looks and tastes totally gourmet.  Here is a simple recipe that you will earmark for frequent use.  Serve the salmon with some steamed vegetables and some garlic-mashed potatoes, serve it up restaurant-style, and you will have your dinner guests singing the praises of your master culinary skills. (And no need to tell them prep time was only 5 minutes!)

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Perfect Garlic Dill Baked Salmon
 
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Recipe type: Fish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 (4-6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided in 4 equal pieces.
Instructions
  1. Combine the garlic, dill, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Lay the salmon fillets in a glass baking dish and pour the marinade over the salmon. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour (preferably several), turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Place each salmon fillet in aluminum foil, pour over some of the marinade, and place a piece of butter on top of each fillet before sealing the aluminum foil. Place sealed salmon fillets in a baking dish to prevent spillage, and bake 30-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, until the salmon is easily flaked with a fork.
  5. Serve immediately with steamed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes and rice.

 

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9 Responses

  1. wrote on

    Salmon is one of my favorites and I love being able to bake my fish dishes…less oil and fishy smell in the kitchen! The asparagus in this picture look insanely good, too. Can’t wait for springtime veggies!

    • The Daring Gourmet

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      Thanks! Oh, springtime veggies, me too. Something I read but haven’t tried yet – if you remove the skin of the fish before marinating it, it significantly reduces the fishy taste. Will need to give it a try next time.

    • The Daring Gourmet

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      You are so welcome, Rosie, and thanks for visiting!

  2. wrote on

    My husband has salmon issues and it very picky about how it’s cooked. I decided to try out this recipe on him in the hopes that I could find some way to prepare salmon that he’d actually enjoy, and it was a huge hit with both of us! Thank you!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Fantastic! So happy to hear it was a hit and that your husband’s salmon issues have been resolved :) Thanks for your feedback and I hope you’ll visit often!

  3. Jeanie

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    Made this tonight for John/Papa’s birthday dinner. It turned out great! The salmon wasn’t overdone, the herbs were yummy and it melted in your mouth.

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Perfect! I’m so happy it was hit and thanks so much for the feedback, Jeanie!

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