Lemon Baked Salmon


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (5-6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon unslated butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or parsley
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Position an oven rack in the top of the oven, and preheat to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and brush with oil.
  2. Place the salmon fillets, evenly spaced, in the middle of the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bake until the outside is opaque and slightly firm to the touch and the inside flakes easily (insert a small knife between layers to check; the color will vary from bright pink (rare) to pale pink to orange (well-done), 8 to 12 minutes.
  3. Remove the fillets from the oven, top each with a piece of butter and let melt over the top and down the sides. Sprinkle with herbs, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Transfer the salmon to serving plates with a spatula.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 4
Calories: 244
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 194 mg
Carbs: 0 g
Protein:  37 g


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