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 ♥
Shown in this post: (nope, no one paid us to write this; just stuff we love):
* These Baking Sheets
* Stainless nesting mixing bowls are essential
* A silicone basting brush; inexpensive and lasts awhile

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  • Liz
    November 17, 2017

    Best salmon recipe ever! Ever since I tried this, I never make salmon any other way. Thanks, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 17, 2017

      You’re welcome Liz! I’m glad you love the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • November 11, 2017

    Love this! I add about 3 T fresh dill. Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Regina! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Jane
    November 3, 2017

    Very delicious with garlic, mustard, pepper and lemon. Yumyum Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2017

      That does sound delicious Jane! Reply

  • June
    October 24, 2017

    Wild caught salmon is very healthy for everybody my daughter in law hates fish but when she smelled this she tried it and found out she really doesn’t hate all fish. A great recipe even when you have picky family. It’s a keeper and my son thanks you too. I’ll be looking at all of you recipes to see if miss picky will eat others Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2017

      LOL! I’m glad to hear that everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review June! Reply

  • Lindy
    October 22, 2017

    Amazing recipe. Best salmon I’ve ever made. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 22, 2017

      Wow, I’m so happy to hear that Lindy! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • JJ
    October 21, 2017

    In learning how to cook later in life and after getting married, this has just been a fantastic recipe for me. After finding out I had gestational diabetes when I got pregnant, this recipe became even more valuable.

    Thank you for sharing and giving me some confidence in making something well for dinner. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 21, 2017

      My pleasure JJ! I’m happy to hear how much you are enjoying the recipe! Thanks for sharing your incredible review and encouraging, thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Kate
    October 16, 2017

    So delicious! I halved the lemon juice and doubled the dijon. It’s now our new favorite salmon recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Awesome! I’m happy to hear that Kate! Thanks for sharing your great reviw! Reply

  • Lynda
    October 13, 2017

    Am trying to become a salmon lover….working hard at it! This was delicious! And so easy! Thank you for sharing….will make it again soon. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2017

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

  • Carol Briers
    October 11, 2017

    I have made this recipe once a week since finding it – my husband would be thrilled if I made it even more frequently! It is a wonderful combination of flavors and I actually used fresh chives instead of parsley once and the sauce still rocked! Thank you, Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2017

      My pleasure Carol! I’m happy to hear how much you and your husband enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

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