This baked salmon recipe is the best in the world; You can't imagine how healthy and tasty it is. It filled with so many flavours; lemon, garlic, parsley and mustard which make this lemon garlic salmon a super fancy dinner loaded with protein and healthy fats.
Salmon is one of the easiest ways to make a quick and healthy dinner. This salmon recipe is the best not only it is flavorful; it only takes 15 minutes in the oven.
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How To Buy The Perfect Salmon?
Good salmon must be vibrant pink and firm to the touch. The smell of good Salamon should be clean, not fishy or funky.
What You Need To Make This Baked Salmon
- Salmon filet
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh parsley
- Ground black pepper
- Fresh lemon juice
What Is In The Baked Salmon Sauce
Garlic: Minced garlic gives a strong flavour to this salmon
Lemon: ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice gives the perfect citrusy flavour to this recipe.
Mustard: some people prefer using dijon, that is totally fine in this recipe I am using regular mustard.
Parsley: make sure the parsley is finely chopped.
Olive oil: I prefer using extra virgin olive oil as it is a healthier type of olive oil and gives a better flavour as well.
Marinate Or Not
You don't have to marinate if you don't have time for it because this baked salmon recipe already has so many flavours.
How To Make Baked Salmon With Garlic and parsley
1- Making the sauce: In a bowl, add all the ingredients except the salmon then stir until well combined.
2- Toss the salmon in the bowl and leave it in the marinade for an hour( if you have time)
3- Arrange the salmon in an ovenproof baking dish and pour all the marinade over it.
4- Baking the salmon: Bake at 210C for 15 minutes maximum, don't overcook.
5- Garnich with some chopped parsley and lemon slices (optional).
How To Know If The Salmon Is Fully Cooked?
Salmon doesn't take much time in cooking, use a fork to cut a piece of the salmon if it flakes easily then it is done. If it is still undercooked, put it back in the oven for another 2-3 minutes, but be careful not to overcook it.
What Ere The Side Dishes Varieties
You can make a whole meal in one pan by adding some chopped vegetables of your choice along with the salmon in the oven. Also, serve it with rice or just with pice of bread. Below are some side dishes that can go well with salmon.
Green Beans With Parmesan Cheese: Made with green beans, garlic, lemon juice and parmesan cheese.
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower: Roasted cauliflower with some olive oil with fresh basil leaves and garlic.
Cauliflower Cheese: Oven-baked cauliflower with cheddar cheese.
Oven-Baked Salmon With Garlic And Parsley
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients except the salmon then stir until well combined.
- Toss the salmon in the bowl and leave it in the marinade for an hour( if you have time)
- Arrange the salmon in an ovenproof baking dish and pour all the marinade over it.
- Bake at 210C for 15 minutes maximum, don't overcook.
- Garnish with some chopped parsley and lemon slices (optional).