Today I am introducing a brand new feature I’d like to call SUNDAY DINNER! Cooking is my favorite hobby after reading so I thought it would be fun to host a weekly feature to share some of my favorite recipes.
This week, I’ll be teaching you how to make one of the easiest recipes that tastes amazing — lemon butter foil salmon.
Note: Based on cooking for two. For more people, you will need to increase everything accordingly.
- 3/4 lb. fresh salmon (preferably not farm-raised, but whatever you choose!)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp olive oil
- A bit of garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil, and Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small saucepan, melt together olive oil, butter, 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, and garlic powder
- Place slab of salmon on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold over and cover the salmon into a little pocket. Lightly season salmon with salt, pepper, basil, and Italian seasoning. Squirt a little lemon juice on top of the salmon.
- Once the mixture in the saucepan is melted, pour over the salmon and use a brush to evenly coat it. It’s fine to have excess run off the sides.
- Fold the aluminum foil over the sides of the salmon so that it is fully covered and none of the juices will run out.
- Place the salmon/foil onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Throughout the cooking process, it’s okay to unfold the foil and cut slices into the salmon to check for done-ness. Once fully cooked, the salmon will be light pink and flaky throughout.
I like to serve this salmon with a side of corn on the cob (also baked in foil after lathering in butter from a stick) and brown rice.
If you make this, please comment and let me know what you think!