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Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce: From Ocean to Oven


Baked salmon recipe is a culinary masterpiece that showcases the natural flavors of this magnificent fish while creating a delectable texture that will leave you craving for more. With its rich, succulent flesh and the perfect blend of herbs and spices, this dish promises to be a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

  • 2 portions
  • 40min
  • Perfect blend of herbs and spices
  • Ease of preparation
Baked Salmon Recipe


  • 2 pounds salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon slices (for garnish)
ingredients for Baked Salmon Recipe

For the Lemon Butter Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
lemon sauce for Baked Salmon Recipe


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chopped dill, parsley, chives, minced garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the herb crust mixture.
  • Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Evenly spread the herb crust mixture over the top of each salmon fillet, gently pressing it down to adhere.
adding spices for Baked Salmon Recipe
  • Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and the crust turns golden brown.
  • While the salmon is baking, prepare the lemon butter sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the lemon juice and Dijon mustard, stirring until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. This will allow the flavors to meld together.
lemon sauce added on baked salmon for Baked Salmon Recipe
  • Serve the baked salmon on a platter, garnished with lemon slices. Drizzle the lemon butter sauce over the top or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy the succulent and flavorful herb-crusted baked salmon with your favorite sides such as roasted vegetables, steamed asparagus, or a fresh salad.
final result for Baked Salmon Recipe

This recipe promises to deliver a tantalizing blend of herbs, a crisp crust, and a luscious lemon butter sauce that will elevate your dining experience. Enjoy!