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Lemon Basil Baked Garlic Butter Salmon

A buttery, garlic, lemon, basil salmon that is easy to make, and bakes up fast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, easy salmon recipe, garlic butter, lemon basil, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 285kcal


  • 6 ounces salmon (4 pieces)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet basil leaf dried
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes more if you like it spicy
  • 1 spray 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.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.7mg