Baked Garlic Dill Salmon with Lemon Herb Butter

Baked Garlic Dill Salmon with Lemon Herb Butter

Baked Garlic Dill Salmon with Lemon Herb Butter pairs classic flavors that enhance the richness of the omega 3 rich salmon.  Perfect for a special holiday meal or a quick weeknight dinner!  

Course Dinner
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Seafood
Servings 6
Calories 487 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


For the salmon:

For the lemon butter:

  • 8 ounce salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme can sub 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 


For the salmon:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F. 
  2. Season salmon by lightly sprinkling garlic and dill over the each fillet.  I used about 1/2 teaspoon, you can adjust per your taste preference.
  3. Wrap seasoned salmon in salmon packet (see this video, starts at 1:43*)
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until flaky. (If you use frozen salmon, bake for 45 -50 minutes.) 
  5. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.  

For the Lemon Herb Butter:

  1. Best to leave butter out for a few hours to soften, but if you don't you can still use the food processor to whip it, just might be a bit difficult. 
  2. Mix softened butter with remaining ingredients, transfer back to the fridge to harden.  If you softened your butter you can hand mix with a fork or whisk.  If you used the food processor then just use that to mix in the remaining ingredients.  

Recipe Notes

*for the salmon, you can use as much as you want.  Plan 4-6 ounces per person you are serving.  

*in the video they show wrapping the foil over several times.  With a large piece of salmon, this may be challenging.  I often just fold it once and it's just a good, it's a bit dryer but we prefer this anyway, plus, you can always add lemon butter!   

Nutrition Facts
Baked Garlic Dill Salmon with Lemon Herb Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 337mg15%
Potassium 757mg22%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.