• 67 Ratings

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

15 mins
3 mins to 7 mins at 350°


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.

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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


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
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
Good recipe. Could probably use a little less dill.