I don’t know about you, but fish used to scare me. I live in the middle of the country where it’s hard to find good, fresh fish – especially wild-caught fish. I love to order fish in restaurants, but for a long time I was scared to cook it at home. It’s so easy to over cook it and confusing picking it out. But I get so sick of chicken and beef and fish is so healthy for you – especially salmon. So I came up with this recipe so I would have a good go-to recipe for cooking fish.
This is a really good meal to make and impress your guests. Since it cooks so quickly, I just wait until my guests arrive and then throw it in my pre-heated oven. They are always impressed and it’s so easy. I even like to do this with frozen fish, like the tilapia or halibut that Costco has. My 10 year old son makes it often because fish is his favorite protein – so if he can do it, you can do it (hopefully. . .).
What is your favorite type of fish? Why? Share with us in the comments below. If you want more fish dishes from me, check out my Quick, Easy Fish Veracruz Recipe or Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe in a Lemon Butter Sauce (Carrabba’s Copycat).
My Natural Family
I love this fish because it is super easy to prepare(5 minutes or less) and is fresh and colorful. This recipe would also be great using other types of fish, such as tilapia or halibut. Honestly, it is compatible with almost any fish.
15 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 3 oz. Butter (Ghee for Whole30 or a dairy-free fat for the dairy-free diet)
- 1 t. Coarse Real Salt
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 1 T. fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1 t. fresh Dill, chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- Dash of White Pepper
- 4 Salmon Fillets, about 4-5 oz. each
- Place all ingredients except for salmon in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
- Stir until combined.
- Place the salmon fillets on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Using a pastry brush, coat the salmon with the lemon herb butter, evenly spreading it over the tops of each fillet.
- Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees on the top or second to top rack for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
- Alternately the fish can be broiled on medium/high on the second to top rack for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. This method will give you a bit more crunchy, caramelized crust.