Lemon & Garlic Butter Salmon

Super easy weeknight salmon supper coming right up!  I just happened to find a filet of wild salmon in the freezer along with a stick of my trusty herb butter that I keep frozen and on hand.

Digging through the pantry last night I pulled out garlic powder, lemon pepper and garlic & herb Mrs. Dash.

I know I could gather up all the ingredients that make up Mrs. Dash (because trust me, I’ve got them all in my spice rack), but I had 30 minutes to get dinner on the table before my sweet little Drew bit my ankles again.

Which gave me a bright idea; sweet little Drew might like his fish a little sweeter.  I decided I would do a brown sugar/paprika twist on the kiddo side.  Kind of like a BBQ dry rub, minus the chili powder and cayenne. 

I sprinkled half the salmon with brown sugar & paprika.

And topped with a few pats of butter.

I sprinkled the other half with the lemon & herb mixture.

And then topped it off with a few pats of frozen herb butter. 

Please ignore my Frankenstein-ish-ly green looking hand in the pic below.  I was playing with a photo editor and now can’t seem to un-do what I did!

Ahem, and now back to your regularly scheduled fishing program…

Then, I squeezed half a lemon onto the herby side.

After a quick 18-20 minutes in the oven, I was in business and dinner was served!

Add a box of 5 minute couscous and a handful of fresh spinach and you’ve got a square meal! 

Now pour yourself a glass of wine and relax.  I’m sure it’s been a long week.

Lemon & Garlic Butter Salmon

  • 1 lb. of salmon
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic & herb seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter or pre-made garlic butter
  • Juice from ½ of a lemon

Preheat the oven to 375°.  Rinse salmon filets and pat dry.  Place fish on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Mix garlic, lemon pepper and garlic & herb seasonings together and sprinkle on top of the salmon.  Top with butter, or garlic butter, and juice half a lemon onto the butter, spices and fish.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. 

*Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon (variation)

  • 1 lb. salmon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Substitute brown sugar and paprika for the herbs and leave out the lemon juice. 

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4