Garlic Butter Baked Salmon – Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.
Garlic butter smothered salmon is, hands down, one of the easiest and tastiest seafood dinners you can make. It requires just a handful of ingredients and it comes together fairly quickly.
I almost always opt for a pan seared salmon because it yields a perfectly crisp exterior with a delicious and flaky interior. However, when I want to include a side dish together with our main dish, this Garlic Butter Baked Salmon recipe is my choice. This is especially true when I only have 30-ish minutes to get it all done.GARLIC BUTTER BAKED SALMON Play Video
Other times, it’s my One Sheet Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts – which is just as easy to make and it includes brussels sprouts!
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
- Mince 4 garlic cloves.
- Melt 6 tablespoons butter; whisk in brown sugar, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Set aside.
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER BAKED SALMON
This baked salmon with vegetables is a complete meal on just one sheet pan. Broccoli, green beans, sugar snap peas, and asparagus work best because they cook in the same time as the fish. Root vegetables should be roasted for 10 minutes prior to adding raw fish to the pan.
- Arrange salmon fillets and broccoli florets on a lightly greased sheet pan.
- Prepare the butter sauce.
- Rub the minced garlic over the salmon fillets and pour the butter mixture over the salmon and broccoli.
- Squeeze lemon juice over everything and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
If you’re missing an ingredient or TWO, don’t worry! This recipe is versatile and adaptable. No butter? Use olive oil. Can’t stand broccoli? Skip it! How about asparagus?! Can’t find brown sugar in your pantry? Grab some honey!
No need to fret – make it your own.
Just know that this baked salmon recipe is a restaurant worthy dish that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen. AND, in 30 minutes, from start to finish.
HOW TO STORE COOKED SALMON
- Properly stored, cooked salmon will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Place completely cooled salmon in an airtight container; close and store in the fridge.
- You can also freeze cooked salmon. Place completely cooled salmon in covered airtight containers or heavy duty freezer bags. Keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. Course: DinnerCuisine: ItalianKeyword: baked salmon recipe, easy salmon recipe, sheet pan dinnersServings: 4 servesCalories: 447 kcalAuthor: Katerina | DiethoodIngredientsFOR THE SALMON AND VEGETABLES
- 4 (6 ounces each) salmon fillets
- 4 to 6 cups broccoli florets
FOR THE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, halved, divided
- chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Grease a sheet pan with cooking spray.
- Arrange broccoli florets and salmon fillets on prepared sheet pan.
- Rub minced garlic over each fillet. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
- Pour the butter mixture over the salmon and veggies.
- Take half of a lemon and squeeze lemon juice over everything; then, season with salt and pepper.
- Place the sheet pan in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and internal temperature is 145F degrees.
- Remove from oven and garnish with parsley.
- Serve with lemon slices.