If you’re looking for a new twist on your baked salmon dinner, try this Lemon Basil Salmon Recipe. A simple combo of lemon, fresh basil and butter makes this meal extra flavorful. Substitute olive oil for the butter and you have a dairy free version.
This recipe is low carb, Keto friendly, gluten free with Whole30 Paleo option.
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Lemon Basil Sauce For Salmon
I am gearing up for those delicious summertime meals. If you are lucky enough to have a green thumb, you probably have an abundance of fresh basil every summer.
When I first tried basil with salmon I wasn’t sure if the flavors were going to work. But they totally work together better than I could’ve imagined. The lemon just brings it all together.
How Long To Bake Salmon At 375ºF
I bake my salmon at 375ºF for 10 minutes then broil on high the last 5-6 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. This will vary depending on the size and thickness. If you are baking pre-portioned salmon fillets they may be done even sooner.
How To Tell If Salmon Is Done Baking
Test the thickest part of the middle. When salmon is cooked through it will no longer be shiny and reddish inside. It will have turned pink like the outside and begin to flake apart with a fork.
What Do You Eat With Lemon Basil Salmon
Veggies, rice or pasta sides will all go nicely with this salmon. Here are a few side dish recipes ideas for you: Parmesan Basil Corn on the Cob, Oven Roasted Asparagus, Avocado Tomato Salad, Cucumber Greek Salad or Baked Parmesan Tomatoes.
Ingredients Needed For Lemon Basil Oven Baked Salmon (screenshot for grocery list)
- Unsalted Butter
- Fresh Basil
How To Make Lemon Basil Butter Salmon In The Oven
- Preheat oven to 375ºF
- Place salmon on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Coat salmon with oil and a pinch of salt.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- While salmon is baking, mix melted butter, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper.
- After salmon has been baking for 10 minutes, spoon basil butter mixture over the salmon and top with sliced lemons.
- Broil on high for 5-6 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
Nutrition Information Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 412Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 116mgSodium 117mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 34g