Garlic & Rosemary Baked Salmon

Garlic & Rosemary Baked Salmon


No need to go out with this recipe for restaurant-quality salmon prepared right at home in minutes!


  • 4 Atlantic salmon fillets (5 oz each)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 lemon (for serving)


  1. 1Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. 2Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. 3Rinse the salmon filets under cool water. Gently pat them dry with paper towels, then place on the baking sheet, skin side down.
  4. 4Using a butter knife or the back of a spoon, gently spread an equal amount of the softened butter over the top of each salmon filet.
  5. 5Sprinkle the top of the salmon with the salt and black pepper, to taste.
  6. 6Finely mince the garlic.
  7. 7Remove the rosemary leaves from the stems and place on the cutting board. Discard the stems. Finely mince the leaves.
  8. 8Distribute the minced garlic and rosemary evenly over the tops of the salmon filets.
  9. 9Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven.
  10. 10Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes on the middle rack of the oven, until it flakes easily with a fork.
  11. 11Remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  12. 12Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the filets. Plate and serve immediately.
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