Recipes and Cooking Herbed Salmon 3.8 (66) 2 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 1, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 3 mins Total Time: 18 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions 1 lemon 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dillweed 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or lemon thyme 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley or bias-sliced chives ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoon butter, softened Lemon peel and fresh herbs (optional) Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 294 Calories 21g Fat 3g Carbs 24g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 294 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 78mg 26% Sodium 401mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 24g Vitamin C 27.8mg 139% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 467mg 10% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 3.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.8mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.