A photo of a baked salmon filet sitting in aluminum foil garnished with fresh parsley and four lemon slices

Easy Garlic Butter Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
I have a confession to make...I don't like seafood!  There, I said it!  But pretty much everyone else does, so we have been working on salmon recipes, and this Easy Garlic Butter Salmon is so tender and flaky!  Plus, you can have a healthy, gorgeous dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!


  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Dill dried
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, using two sheets if necessary.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place salmon onto foil lined baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil, but do not close it. Spoon the butter mixture all over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  • Place the salmon into the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Garlic Butter Salmon
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 199mg9%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.