Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon

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We absolutely love salmon recipes and this is our very favorite! Find out why this is one of the most popular baked salmon recipes online! This baked salmon recipe is a huge hit wherever it goes. It’s incredibly flavorful, flaky and juicy.

It’s also super easy to make, making it a perfect go-to recipe for parties and entertaining. My children actually eat this salmon! With over a 100 five-star reviews, this roasted salmon is sure to become a favorite in your home.

I hope you fall in love with this recipe! According to my readers, it has saved marriages, impressed in-laws, and had many picky eaters smiling :).

Watch how to Make the Best Baked Salmon Recipe:


This baked salmon was how we celebrated my passing the HUGE and super stressful nursing exam. Life can now resume. My hubby has his wife back and I feel like a better Mama. I can breath again! Back to the celebration dinner.

This oven baked salmon tasted fancy and delicious but was surprisingly easy and quick to make! The inspiration for this came from our favorite shrimp recipe; Garlic and Herb Shrimp (Yumm!!). I’m convinced this is the very best marinade for seafood.

I also have the most scrumptious lobster tails recipe using the same base where I even turned it into a dipping butter! The flavors just work! 

Ingredients for The Best Baked Salmon:

1 1/2 lb salmon fillet (this was wild sockeye)
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard (we used grey poupon brand)
1/2 tsp salt (we use sea salt)
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp light olive oil (not extra virgin, use oil with a higher smoke point)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Lemon slices, for effect 🙂

Our Favorite Baked Salmon Recipe - juicy, flaky and super delicious. A 5-Star recipe!! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Baked Salmon:

1. Preheat oven to 450˚F. Line rimmed baking sheet with silpat or foil. If you don’t line the dish, you will later regret it as you scrub the pan fiercely for a day and a half (speaking from experience).

2. In a small bowl, combine: 2 Tbsp parsley, 3 pressed cloves garlic, 1/2 Tbsp Dijon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Smell the mixture – it’s simply amazing!

Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon Sauce

3. Slice salmon into even portions: I cut 4 generous slices of salmon. Lay them onto prepared baking dish, skin-side-down.

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4. Generously brush the top and sides of salmon with sauce and top with lemon slices.

5. Bake at 450°F for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Don’t over-cook. That’s it! An easy, excellent dish. The best baked salmon! See all the gunk I had to scrub off the baking dish? Lesson learned – next time line that pan!

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Mmm… flaky, juicy and incredibly flavorful salmon. This is truly an absolutely delicious salmon recipe and the #1 salmon recipe on our blog!

Our Favorite Baked Salmon Recipe - juicy, flaky and super delicious. A 5-Star recipe!! | natashaskitchen.com

Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon

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The BEST baked salmon recipe! Flavorful, flaky and juicy. With over a 100 five-star reviews, this baked salmon is sure to become a favorite in your home.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $10 - $12
Serving: 4 to 6 servings (depending on thickness of slices)

Ingredients

  • 1½ lb salmon fillet
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt (we use sea salt)
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon slices, for effect

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line rimmed baking sheet with silpat or foil.

  1. In a small bowl, combine: 2 Tbsp parsley, 2-3 pressed cloves garlic, ½ Tbsp Dijon, ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp pepper, 2 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  2. Slice salmon into 4 portions and arrange them on a lined baking dish, keeping salmon skin-side-down.
  3. Generously brush top and sides of salmon with sauce and top with lemon slices.
  4. Bake at 450°F for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Don't over-cook.

 

♥ FAVORITE THINGS ♥
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* These Baking Sheets
* Stainless nesting mixing bowls are essential
* A silicone basting brush; inexpensive and lasts awhile

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  • Annita
    July 21, 2017

    fantastic! Reply

  • Karen Boggess
    July 18, 2017

    I made this tonight and loved it. I didn’t have a lemon so I used 2 drops of lemon oil and it worked perfectly. Thank you for the recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 18, 2017

      You’re welcome Karen! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jaya
    July 15, 2017

    Just made it for dinner, loved it😀
    Thanks for the great recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      You’re welcome Jaya! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Syeda Zohra Halim
    July 8, 2017

    This is the only way I bake salmon now. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 10, 2017

      That’s great, I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

    • Carol Briers
      July 10, 2017

      Same here. A simply outstanding recipe!! Reply

  • Pam Keck
    July 8, 2017

    Made this tonight with jusy a couple modifications and we loved it! Didn’t have any fresh parsley so used a mixture of dried parsley, fresh basil,fresh mint & green onion to top & gatnish. Also used honey mustard dressing as part of the marinade. Wrapped in foil & fixed on the grill for 12 minutes at 375. Had left over dill sauce and toppef it to eat. Delicious and soooo moist! Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 10, 2017

      My pleasure Pam! That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your review with other readers! Reply

  • Karen Knapp
    June 20, 2017

    I made this wonderful recipe a few days ago, and I make it every few weeks. It is my husband’s favorite meal, along with some rice pilaf and asparagus. This time of year, I always make extra, and use the leftovers for salad the next day. As moist and delicious as it is served straight from the oven, it is even better cold, especially in the summer. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2017

      Wow, what a fantastic review! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing Karen 😀 Reply

  • Rebecca
    June 20, 2017

    Great recipe – simple ingredients, great taste.
    The whole family loved it, even the little ones! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2017

      That’s great to hear Rebecca! I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review 😀 Reply

  • Carol Briers
    June 8, 2017

    I have made this before with the fresh parsley and it was to die for. Today, I am going to have to use fresh chives as it is what is on hand. Wish me luck! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2017

      I’m glad you love it Carol! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • June 2, 2017

    I made this recipe tonight for my husband and we both loved it! The combination of ingredients easy with very little prep. The baking time and temperature perfect! I will make this again! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 2, 2017

      I’m glad you both love the recipe Ginny! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review 🙂 Reply

  • Rhonda
    May 31, 2017

    Made this tonight for my grand daughter’s Birthday. She loved it. Probably the best salmon recipe I have found. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2017

      My pleasure Rhonda! I’m happy to hear you both love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

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