Lemon Basil Salmon


Once in a while my husband presents me with a cooking challenge and this time around he brought home some salmon.  I've never cooked it and it had a pretty hefty price tag on it, so I turned to my most trusted resource, Taste of Home.  

I made a few small changes to the recipe ingredients, I added some minced garlic and I also laid sliced lemons on top of the fillets.  I baked them in the oven at 350º, and they were done to his liking at around 22 minutes.  

He absolutely loved it! I didn't even get a chance to take pictures of it on the plate he dug into it so fast.  I'm looking forward to trying it outdoors on our fire pit in the spring!

Lemon Basil Salmon

Lemon Basil Salmon


  • 2 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Lemon slices


  1. Heat oven to 350º.  Place each fillet, skin side down, on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Mix melted butter, basil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper; spoon over salmon. Lay slices of lemon on each fillet.  Fold foil around fish, sealing tightly.
  2. Cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes.  Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.
Adapted for the oven from:
salmon, healthy, lemon
Seafood, Easy
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