A delicious fish dish, this Basil Baked Salmon is prepped and on your table in less than a half an hour. It makes a delicious and easy weeknight meal!
Change up dinner with this yummy baked salmon fillet. It tastes great and it’s healthy for ya!
I am pretty fond of fish. My youngest daughter, not so much. So, whenever she’s not in our presence at dinner time, I’m making fish for the boys. Tonight it was baked salmon. I also do tilapia, or we go out and have some sushi. For tonight, I had the sudden urge to look for a baked salmon recipe that is not only easy preparing wise, but that doesn’t hold back on the taste either. With this not being in the actual recipe, I figured it would be a good thing to tell you to have a lemon slice on the side. It gives it that extra kick that some of us like.
As a very fortunate SAHM (stay at home mom), I’m able to be quite productive in the mornings after both kids leave for school, getting laundry done, dishes, cleaning, yada, yada, yada. And sometimes I even exercise or at least I was motivated to today and that’s 1/2 the battle, isn’t it? Because I really haven’t done anything in quite some time.
So, this morning, I’m workout ready – dressed, all set up in front of the tv, got my water, have the P90X DVD in and I hit that play button. The phone rings. Impeccable timing. “I have an errand I need to run and I’d like to take my beautiful wife to lunch.” Beautiful wife? After 5 years of dating and 21 years of marriage, this man still makes my heart melt! Funny how the only two words I heard were “beautiful wife”. “Wait, what?” “I have to go out and want to take you to lunch. Be here at my office in an hour.” Wouldn’t it figure, the one day I actually want to exercise? How can I refuse him when he makes me an offer of lunch and so skillfully uses the word beautiful?
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This Brown Sugar Honey Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple is quite delicious. Fruit is always such a great accompaniment for fish.
The combination of the flavors in the Mustard Pecan Crusted Salmon made me eat every last bite!
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- 1 1 lb. salmon fillet
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix well.
- Cut salmon fillet into four even pieces.
- In a 9 X 13-inch baking dish, place a sheet of tin foil long enough on each side to fold over and contain the salmon.
- Place the salmon fillets onto the tin foil. Pour marinade over each.
- Carefully fold the tin foil over the fillets, securing the sides and ends, encasing them so that the steam helps them to bake.
- Place baking dish in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Check salmon at about 20 minutes. If the fish flakes when pulled apart with a fork and is pink then it is cooked. Be careful not to overcook it.
Carefully fold the tin foil over the fillets. The steam will help to cook them.
Check salmon at about 20 minutes.
If the fish flakes when pulled apart with a fork and is pink then it is cooked. Be careful not to overcook it! No one likes overdone fish.
I cut the single large fillet up because on Day 177 with the Mustard Pecan Crusted Salmon, the fillets took too long to cook because they were too thick. I have to say that we liked this salmon recipe better than the Mustard Pecan. The flavors of the lemon and basil blended quite nicely, and it was nicely seasoned with the salt and pepper.
Yeah, I know. That didn’t sound right. But it still was really good!