Dill and Garlic Baked Salmon

This Dill and Garlic Baked Salmon is an incredibly easy way to get flavorful salmon on the table in no time! The oven-baked sheet pan style makes this recipe especially great if you’re feeding a crowd.

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Speaking of family, this salmon dish is a great one to feed a crowded table! With a grand total of 10 minutes in the oven, it’s an easy protein that takes minimal prep. All you need to do is drizzle your favorite pieces of salmon with olive oil, grate a few cloves of garlic (if you cut that corner with ground garlic, I won’t tell a soul), spread the garlic over the salmon, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then finish with a piece of fresh dill. You’re now, essentially, DONE with dinner!

These gorgeous pieces of salmon were actually caught by my husband! He, his Dad, and one of his brothers went up to Alaska for an epic week-long fishing trip in Glacier Bay National Park. He came home with 100 pounds (!!) of individually frozen fish filets, so we’ve been happily working our way through the hard-earned stash. Next to this salmon, he also brought home a good amount of Black Bass (from the Rock Fish Family), 3 pieces of the highly precious Yellow Eye (also Rock Fish, but very limited supplies limit catches to 1 fish per person, per year), a LOT of Halibut, and even some King Salmon. The fish bounty has been GLORIOUS! That being said, navigating the best store-bought seafood choices can be difficult. If you don’t already, I highly recommend downloading the Seafood Watch App! It’s hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and will let you know the best seafood choices.

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I hope you love this easy-peasy, flavorful recipe!

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Dill and Garlic Baked Salmon

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds salmon (skin on), cut into 6 filets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 sprigs fresh dill

Directions:

  1. Place the salmon filets on a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the top with the olive oil and then run an equal amount of garlic into each filet top.
  2. Sprinkle the tops with the salt and pepper. Place a piece of dill over each filet.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired doneness (more time for a more well-done fish).