Rating: 4 stars
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  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 10

With a fragrant blend of herbs and bright lemon, this beautifully simple dish allows the naturally sweet-richness of salmon to sing. When buying fresh fish, pay close attention to the smell. Fresh salmon should smell slightly sweet, and a little salty, like clean sea-water. If it smells "fishy" at all, it has turned, and is not safe for consumption.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

3 mins
18 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse fish; pat dry. Shred 1 teaspoon of peel from lemon; set aside. Cut lemon in half; juice half the lemon. In a small bowl combine lemon peel, snipped herbs, salt, pepper, and butter; stir to combine. Spread evenly on the salmon.

  • Heat a 12-inch nonstick oven-going skillet over medium heat. Add salmon, herb side down. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn salmon; pour lemon juice over salmon. Place pan in oven and bake for 3 to 7 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  • Transfer salmon to serving plates; drizzle with pan juices. Top with additional shredded lemon peel and snipped fresh herbs.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; fat 21g; cholesterol 78mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 3g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 24g; vitamin a 388.7IU; vitamin c 27.8mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 9.9mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 32.3mcg; vitamin b12 3.7mcg; sodium 401mg; potassium 467mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 0.7mg.