After a long day at work, I don’t want to spend another hour or more making dinner. It’s at times like these that I wish I had a house elf (sorry Hermione) to cook for me. Unfortunately, no such magical creature exists.
Instead, I typically end up making baked salmon because it’s so simple yet so good. All it takes is a few ingredients, an oven, some foil, and salmon.
Let’s get started.
Baked Lemon and Herb Salmon
- Prep Time:5 minutes
- Cook Time:25 minutes
- Total Time:30 minutes
- Servings:1-2 servings
- 1 salmon fillet
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 clove garlic
- dried herbs
- black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Wash fillet and pat dry with paper towel.
Tear off a piece of foil large enough to wrap around the fillet and set on baking sheet. Place salmon in the center of foil.
Mince garlic and spread over fillet.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and dried herbs (I used dried parsley and basil) evenly over fillet.
Squeeze half a lemon.
Cut cold butter into thin slices and spread over fillet.
Wrap fillet in foil, and place in oven for 25 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.
#SpoonTip: Eat the salmon in the foil for less of a mess, AKA less to clean up.