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
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; 21 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 78 mg cholesterol; 401 mg sodium. 467 mg potassium; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 24 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 389 IU vitamin a; 28 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 32 mcg folate; 4 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
I absolutely love this recipe! I've had it for quite a while & it's my go to recipe for salmon. I made it for my daughter-in-law, (son doesn't like fish) & she said it was her very favorite ! Even my husband, who isn't a fish "lover", likes it! If you haven't tried it yet, please do.
Rating: Unrated
08/21/2013
Good recipe. Could probably use a little less dill.