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Lemon Garlic Salmon

Salmon fillets marinated in a lemon garlic sauce and then baked to perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 294kcal
Author Rena


  • 1.25 pounds salmon filets
  • 3 medium lemons 2 squeezed + 1 sliced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper - plus additional to taste
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a baking dish that can fit all pieces of salmon with some oil.
  • Whisk lemon juice, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Place the salmon fillets into a Ziploc bag and pour over the lemon marinade.
  • Seal the bag and move the pieces of salmon to get them evenly coated with the marinade. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Now layer the lemon slices into your prepared the dish and arrange the salmon on top.
  • Bake the salmon for about 12-15 minutes until cooked through. Depending on the the thickness of your salmon.
  • Once done, lay a few slices of lemon on top of your cooked salmon and switch the oven to the broil setting. Broil for 3 minutes until the top is nicely golden and crisp.
  • Remove from the oven, garnish with parsley and serve.


  • Salmon: If you don't like salmon use any other fish of choice. You may also switch to another protein of choice
  • Don't have fresh garlic, use one tablespoon of garlic powder
  • It is best to use fresh lemons, but bottled lemons will be ok.
  • Any oil of choice
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 1salmon fillet | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg