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My baby, who really isn’t a baby anymore, loves fish! Particularly salmon. She will eat an entire filet! In fact, once I thought I would share my salmon with her, instead of making her an individual piece. She ate the WHOLE thing. Haha I went without, and learned pretty quickly that if I wanted to get some, I better make CC her own piece!
I really love this salmon recipe because it is super easy to make, uses ingredients I almost always have on hand, and is so quick and easy to clean up.
The trick to the easy clean up is PAM cooking spray and foil. PAM cooking spray has so many great hacks or short cuts for clean up. I was looking at their website, and the Grilling and Baking Tips, and I loved reading all the ways people use PAM cooking spray to make their life easier. With all the work required to feed my family, I love having something that saves me time in the kitchen, and means less time on the clean up, so I can instead enjoy my family.
For this salmon, I simply spray the foil before I bake it. And then it lifts off really easily with no wasted flakes of fish. But there are tons of fun uses, from cooking, to baking, to grilling. Some of my favorite are:
Working with peanut butter? Spray the knife with PAM for easy cleanup.
—Trish, San Diego, CA
Spray your barbeque skewers with PAM before adding meat and veggies, so your shish kabobs are easy to eat.
—Tonya, Newark, DE
When prepping potatoes, spray your knives with PAM to prevent sticking.
—Jerry, Stafford, KS
When cooking meals for the week ahead, spray the foil with PAM before covering to freeze, so your dishes come out cleanly when you eat them later.
Mount Airy, NC
Coat your food processor or blender blades before use to make cleanup a breeze.
—Jean, Harlingen, TX
PAM Cooking Spray is my top choice because it leaves *99% less residue than margarine or bargain-brand cooking sprays.
But let’s get back to the salmon….it is so easy to make, and full of flavor. I love that it is simple enough that I can make it for myself on a Tuesday afternoon while my kids are at school, but nice enough, and flavorful enough, that I am more than happy to serve it to company!
I start by gathering my ingredients: Salmon, Lemon, Butter, Garlic, Basil, and Red Pepper Flakes
And of course, I also grab my PAM cooking spray, and my pieces of foil.
I make my butter mixture, which basically consists of melting the butter, and stirring in the garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes.
Then I spray the foil pieces with the Pam, and lay a piece of salmon on each piece.
I top the salmon with the butter mixture. And then squeeze on half a lemon, and lay a lemon slice over the top.
After the 15 minutes is up, I turn the oven on to broil, and broil for just a minute or two to crisp up the outside, which I like, but this is totally optional. I just like my minced garlic to roast a little for greater flavor, and to get some texture on the fish. Soooooo good!
Then I enjoy it! Honestly, it is just that easy to make. So give it a try. You won’t regret it.
Lemon Basil Baked Garlic Butter Salmon
- 4 pieces of salmon 6 ounce filet
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 Tbs minced garlic
- 1 tsp sweet basil leaf dried
- a pinch of red pepper flakes more if you like it spicy
- Foil sheets
- PAM cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lay out your foil sheets, one per filet of fish.
- Put your salmon on your foil.
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter, garlic, basil, and red pepper.
- Microwave 30 seconds to 1 minute until butter is melted, stir well.
- Spoon butter mixture evenly over the fish
- Squeeze half a lemon over each filet
- Wrap in foil, place on baking sheet
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, until desired doneness is reached
- Turn oven on to broil on high
- Broil 1-2 minutes to crisp up edges of Salmon
- Serve immediately.
PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine
* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times