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Baked Salmon with Lemon Herb Marinade

Dive into a world of exquisite flavors with my Baked Salmon with Lemon Herb Marinade. Succulent salmon fillets bathed in zesty lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs, creating a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes your taste buds and delights your senses.

Total Time
35 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 150 grams each)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Zest of 1 lemon
    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
    1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    Lemon slices and fresh parsley for garnish

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    20 min

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    1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
    2. Prepare the Marinade: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped thyme, chopped parsley, salt, and black pepper. Whisk until well combined.
    3. Marinate the Salmon: Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or a zip-top bag. Pour the lemon herb marinade over the salmon, making sure each fillet is well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors infuse.
    4. Bake the Salmon: Remove the salmon from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10 minutes. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour any remaining marinade over the salmon. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
    5. Serve: Carefully transfer the baked salmon fillets to serving plates. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley. Serve hot, perhaps with a side of roasted vegetables or a light salad.
    Pro Tips
    • Even Marination: For an even marination, consider placing the salmon and marinade in a sealed plastic bag, removing excess air before sealing. Massage the bag gently to ensure the marinade coats the salmon evenly.
    • Checking Doneness: Salmon is cooked when it easily flakes with a fork. Avoid overcooking to keep the fish moist and flavorful.
    • Fresh Herbs: Using fresh thyme and parsley enhances the dish’s aroma and taste. If fresh herbs are unavailable, you can use dried herbs, but in slightly smaller quantities.


Calories Per Serving:
Approximately 300 kcal per serving.

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