Today I have a lemon garlic herb-crusted baked Whole 30 salmon recipe for you. This fish is light and flaky and it only takes 10 minutes to bake. Seriously! Only 10 minutes. I love how the salmon gets a light crusty on the outside but stays nice and moist on the inside. I feel like I work at a fancy restaurant when I make this.
This is great for a quick, hearty meal. This recipe could work well on any type of fish, especially halibut or trout. 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 overcook 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 baked Whole 30 salmon 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. . .). It takes a lot longer to cook with frozen fish though and you can’t do the broil method.
This would be delicious with some cauliflower rice and/or your choice of vegetables.
Click here to watch a video and see how fun and easy it is to make this Whole 30 salmon recipe:
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).
If you like this baked Whole 30 salmon, you may also like these recipes:Print
Easy Lemon Garlic Herb Crusted Baked Whole 30 Salmon Recipe
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.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Paleo
- 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.
Keywords: salmon, lemon, butter, Paleo salmon
Have you tried my baked Whole 30 salmon recipe? How did you like it?