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  • Writer's pictureJo Marsden

Baked Salmon with Lemon, Thyme n Garlic

Updated: Apr 15, 2022

Such a simple and inexpensive one-pan/pot dish, quick to prepare and cook, and of course very healthy. I love the combination of flavours here, but feel free to swap out the Thyme for some fresh dill. Great for a dinner party, served with fine green beans and crushed minted new potatoes.

Ingredients (2 portions):

  1. 2 x Individual Fillets of Salmon (or one large one)

  2. 1 x Garlic Clove

  3. 2 x Lemons

  4. Salted Butter

  5. A few sprigs of fresh thyme

  6. Olive Oil

  7. Rock salt n Black Pepper

  8. Tin Foil / Kitchen Foil


Take your salmon out of the fridge, remove any packaging and allow it to come up to room temperature. Meanwhile, turn your oven to 200c. Take a roasting tray and line it with tin/kitchen foil. Make sure you leave enough to fold it back in on itself like a little parcel.

Drizzle the tin foil with olive oil, and slice your lemons into thin/medium slices. Chuck most of these into the roasting tray, peel and crush the garlic and add a few knobs of salted butter, along with some Thyme sprigs. Add your salmon on top of these, drizzle well with olive oil and season with rock salt and black pepper. Scatter the remaining lemon slices and thyme sprigs, then fold the tin foil back in on itself creating a parcel.

Bake this in the oven for 20 mins at 200c, at the end of cooking open the parcel up and check the salmon is cooked through. If not return to the oven unfolded for a few mins.

Serve immediately drizzling the salmon with the lemon, herb butter sauce created during cooking and finishing with a wedge of fresh lemon.

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