A Simple Recipe For Fresh Salmon

Today, I'm going to tell you how to make an easy five ingredient baked salmon dish. Making fish doesn't get much easier than this great recipe for salmon because all it takes is five ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time so let’s get started.

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees and then line a baking sheet with aluminium foil. Lay your foil out on the pan and then lay your salmon fillet on top. One thing to remember is that when it comes to buying salmon, you'll need to make a couple of decisions. First, are you going to buy wild salmon or farm raised Salmon? In my opinion, and probably most people's wild tastes a lot better, but it's also more expensive. Farm-Raised is always a great economical choice and some say it's also better for the environment. Second, you're going to need to decide if you're going to buy a whole filet or portions.

This recipe works for both so next we're going to make a quick butter sauce to go on top of our salmon and we're going to start with half a cup of melted butter. I just melted mine in the microwave real, quick, so pour this in. Use a measuring cup to make the sauce to keep this process easy. You can melt your butter directly in the glass measuring cup. That's totally fine! I just find that it's easy to make it in the measuring cup, because it has a pour spout on it.

Next, add in four tablespoons of lemon juice. I prefer to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for that, then put in 7 to 8 cloves of crushed garlic and about 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh dill. Whisk this together and the dill, garlic and lemon are a classic combination for salmon. You really can't go wrong, and you don't need much more than a few drops.

Next, pour this directly over your salmon, don’t worry too much, just drizzle it so that it covers the whole filet (or the portions). If you're using portions – and yes there's going to be a ton of extra on here – then wrap it up really quick in the foil before it all spills out!

Check that both ends are completely covered and there you go. I told you this was an easy recipe, because we are all ready to bake this sucker at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Whether it's 15 minutes or 20 minutes depends on the thickness of your salmon. If it's on the slimmer side then go with 15 minutes or if it's on the thicker side go with 20. In any case, you'll know it's done when it flakes easily with a fork.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.