Baked Lemon Salmon Recipe

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A healthy main dish with minimal effort? Sounds too good to be true, but our knight in tinfoil shines bright in this recipe! The very best part: with all the liquid in the dish it’s nearly impossible to overcook the fish! Even when you dipped into another glass of wine and forgot about it for another 10 minutes…oops.

From the classic lemon and fish pairing to the fact that this recipe has only 5 ingredients you won’t be needing to hold out for a dinner hero any longer. So what are we waiting for? Turn on “ Holding Out For A Hero ” by Bonnie Tyler and just get right into it!

…Don’t judge me for being cheesy…it’s a good song!

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Preheat: 425 degrees

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Looking for a different taste? Try a pinch of Roasted Garlic , Peppered Citrus , or Spanish Rosemary Sea Salt for rich and flavorful fish.

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a 9×13 glass baking dish, lay the salmon skin side down and rub the desired amount of salt and pepper into the flesh. Set aside.

In a jar, tupperware container (or anything else with a lid) combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and sliced garlic. Shake until well mixed.

Pour olive oil mixture over top of the salmon. From here you can either and cover dish with aluminum to keep the moisture in or leave the dish uncovered and let the salmon get it’s tan on!

Put the dish into the oven for 20 minutes, checking for done-ness a couple minutes before the timer goes off. A done salmon will be opaque and break easily into flakes when you nudge it with a fork.

Remove from heat when done, and enjoy!

P.S. Between you and me, this salmon recipe wrapped in tinfoil makes the perfect addition to a campfire main dish. Prepare at home by throwing salmon and all ingredients together into a ziplock bag and place it in your cooler until you’re ready to use.  Wrap salmon in tinfoil and tuck it into the coals or above a campfire grill away from direct heat for roughly 20 minutes. Ta-da! Your knight in shining tinfoil saves the day!

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There we have it, an impossibly hard salmon to overcook, now that’s my kinda recipe! Now grab yourself another glass of wine -you deserve it!

Health & Happiness,



By Savannah

Hi! I'm Savannah. Welcome to The Humble Kitchen, where good food and health walk hand in hand. My cooking style involves a lot of listening to a single song on repeat, improvising ingredients, eyeballing measurements, and crossing my fingers that this thing actually turns out. Stay for the food, enjoy the stories, and join me on a journey to heal eczema through good food.