Easy Baked Salmon

    1 hour 55 minutes

    This is a great salmon recipe for beginners! Even my daughter who wouldn't dream of eating fish loved it.

    16 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 6 tablespoons mild olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 (170g) fillets salmon

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

    1. In a medium glass bowl, prepare marinade by mixing garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley. Place salmon fillets in a medium glass baking dish, and cover with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator about 1 hour, turning occasionally.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    3. Place fillets in aluminium foil, cover with marinade, and seal. Place sealed salmon in the glass dish, and bake 35 to 45 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.

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    Excellent recipe. As recommended, made the following changes, and it turned out wonderfully: 2 T. olive oil, 1 T. melted butter, 3/4 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 T lemon juice, 1 tsp dried parsley, dash of dill weed. Instead of wrapping fillets individually, I just put the foil on top of the baking dish. I also skin fish before marinading (CRUCIAL for lessening fishy taste). Overall VERY easy. I make it with rice & serve the remaining marinade to drizzle on rice & fish.  -  17 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I would like to give this one at least 6 stars. It was very good. I did decrease the olive oil to 1 (one) tablespoon and decreased the salt to 1/2 teaspoon and I can not imagine it tasting any better. I marinated it in a plastic bag and kind of massaged the oil mixture into the salmon and then left it for an hour. I may decrease the pepper a wee bit next time. For you fellow Weight Watchers I calculated the points for a 6 ounce fillet to be 8.5. ***That is the points using 1 tblsp. of oil for the 2 fillets. Enjoy! Thanks Norma.  -  21 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We were trying to get into the habit of eating fish for dinner once a week. We printed out several fish recipes - this happened to be the first one we tried. We never got around to trying the others. This has become a staple in our weekly menu. We don't use fillets, we use boneless salmon steaks instead (you'll need to bake for the full 45 mins. if you do too). I add two slices of lemon atop each salmon steak prior to closing up the packets. Since we prefer to serve this over white rice (sounds odd but is delicious) we omit the parsley so that we're left with a bit of sauce after it's done baking which we then pour over and toss the rice in. We place the rice on a plate, the salmon on top and serve with steamed broccoli all around. Once a week every week and it's never gotten old. I still look forward to it every week.  -  25 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)