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Easy Baked Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter Sauce

If you want an easy basic recipe for how to bake salmon, this is the right place! This easy baked salmon is made even more special by the addition of garlic, lime slices, and butter.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 377 kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 1/2 lb salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lime thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 lime optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. To a medium-size casserole dish, add 1 tablespoon of melted butter and spread on the bottom. Add salmon fillet skin side down to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt on top.
  3. Top salmon with minced garlic. Add lime slices all around.
  4. Top with sliced butter, unmelted.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or longer (depends on your oven), or until the salmon is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Remove lime slices from the casserole dish.

Optional serving suggestions:

  1. Serve the salmon over jasmine rice. Pour butter sauce over salmon and rice.
  2. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Sprinkle with extra lime juice (from the remaining half of lime), if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 348mg15%
Potassium 870mg25%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.