Healthy baked salmon is an easy and healthy low carb meal that comes together in a snap! Get your salmon filet and gather just a few ingredients for a delicious meal packed with nutrients. I got my salmon filet from a club warehouse store and it was perfect for this recipe. I chose a wild salmon from Alaska.
How to Make Healthy Baked Salmon:
Start by finding a metal cookie sheet or pan long enough to hold the salmon filet. Line this pan with foil to help make clean up easier and also foil can withstand the higher oven temp we will be using.
How long to cook salmon:
When baking a salmon at the higher temp we will be using, it will take about 10-12 minutes. I prefer to not overcook my salmon, the FDA recommends it be cooked to an internal temp of 145°.
Here’s a photo of the melted butter and seasonings. I use a glass bowl to melt my butter then simply add the seasonings for a one-bowl prep.
Here’s the raw salmon filet coated with butter and seasonings -ready for the oven. The salmon will take about 10-12 minutes to cook at 500°. I added lemon slices to my salmon before cooking to make a beautiful presentation. Try to pick out the lemon seeds before using the slices. If you happen to have dill or parsley- you may add this also for flavor and eye appeal.
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Healthy Baked Salmon
- 14 oz salmon filet
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 lemon, sliced
- dill, optional
- Heat oven to 500. Line a large pan with foil and place salmon filet on pan.
- Melt butter in microwave safe bowl then add seasonings to bowl. Stir to combine then pour butter mixture over salmon and cover completely.
- Place lemon slices over filet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until cooked. Garnish with dill if desired.