Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon

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

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!

Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon | NatashasKitchen.com

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.

 

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* These Baking Sheets
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* A silicone basting brush; inexpensive and lasts awhile

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  • Terri Filice
    January 20, 2018

    Tried this tonight and loved it. Bumped up the Dijon just a bit. Thanks ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2018

      You are very welcome Terri and thank you for the great review 😀 Reply

  • Jill Schmidt
    January 20, 2018

    Best salmon recipe ever!! I love recipes that use simple ingredients that you have on hand to make a clean, gluten free dinner!! Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2018

      My pleasure Jill! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for following and sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Tessa
    January 18, 2018

    I’m a college student, and finding recipes that are taste, healthy, and easy on the budget is hard. Plus, I am always on the go and don’t have time to make something too intensive. Luckily, I was making a grocery list and stumbled upon this recipe! I made it for dinner and it’s amazing!! Not only does the apartment smell phenomenal, but I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Tessa! Thanks for following and sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Sheri
    January 15, 2018

    Well I planned on doing this with Salmon but when I opened my salmon it just smelled to fishy. I already prepared the ingredients in a bowl so I improvised. I had some chicken tenderloins, so it was chicken with garlic and dejon instead. It still came out fabulous. I can’t wait to try it again with salmon. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2018

      I’m glad the recipe was a success Sheri! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Norelle
    January 6, 2018

    This is one of go-to recipes when baking salmon. I also use this on prawns. I use the Grey Poupon country dijon as I prefer the one with grains. Love love love this recipe! Thanks Natasha! 😘 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2018

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

  • Patrick
    January 2, 2018

    This came out beautifully. I used one large slice of salmon instead of the individual pieces. Needed to bake an extra 4 minutes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Patrick! Thanks for sharing your review with other readers! Reply

  • David
    December 29, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    This recipe looks amazing, and I’m planning it for a light dinner on New Year’s Day for a small family gathering. This may be a silly question, but I’m curious about why you suggest to not use extra virgin olive oil.

    I’m just now discovering your website and will be a frequent visitor! Thank you for your great work. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2017

      Hi David, I’m so glad you are enjoying our blog!! 🙂 Extra virgin olive oil has a low smoke point so it is best used on salads and not ideal for high heat cooking. Extra virgin can cause your oven to get smoky at high heat. Reply

  • December 27, 2017

    Delicious, fast and easy! I lone everything about this recipe. Thank you, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2017

      You’re welcome Lexi! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Teresa
    December 20, 2017

    Can you use fresh dill instead of parsley Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 20, 2017

      Yes that would work great!  Reply

  • Lynn
    December 15, 2017

    Can I prepare a half salmon the same way? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 15, 2017

      Hi Lynn, yes you could use half the amount of salmon and cut the remaining ingredients in half. I hope you love it! Reply

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