We love this recipe for a few reasons: It’s one of the easiest recipes to make (it’s practically fail-proof) AND it’s a main dish that everyone will love!
If you’re afraid of the idea of baking salmon, don’t worry – all you have to do is follow the easy instructions.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SALMON
Salmon is such a great thing to add to your diet. I was amazed to learn how good it was for you.
Here are just a few of the benefits of eating salmon:
- Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, one of the best sources out there!
- Great source of protein
- High in B vitamins
- Good source of potassium
- Great antioxidants
- Low calorie
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- Helps fight inflammation
COMMON TEMPERATURES TO COOK SALMON
The internal temperature of salmon continues to rise after you take it out of the oven. Depending on how you like your salmon cooked, you might want to think about this. Some of the most common times are:
- 20 minutes at 400 degrees
- 15 minutes at 450 degrees
- 15 minutes at 400 degrees (let rest on pan for 10 minutes so it will continue to cook on the pan)
- 25 minutes at 350 degrees
My favorite way to cook salmon for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Many people like to cook it at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, but I like mine a little crispier on the outside and really soft of the inside.
You can cook your salmon any of these temperatures.
How to Make Lemon Garlic Salmon
Melt butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes.
Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Simmer for a few minutes. The sauce should be thicker and bubbly from simmering.
Remove from heat and set aside. Remove the salmon from the fridge 10-20 minutes before cooking and pat it dry with a paper towel.
Season both sides of the fish with salt and season with fresh cracked black pepper, if desired.
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Place salmon filets skin side up and cook about 2-3 minutes or until light brown and crispy. Using a spatula, carefully flip.
Cook 3-4 minutes on second side, or until skin is crisp and flesh begins to feel firm to the touch. Remove at this point for a salmon cooked around medium. Continue to cook until flesh easily flakes with a fork for a well-done salmon.
Remove pan from heat and pour lemon garlic sauce over. Sprinkle with parsley and arrange lemon slices over, if desired. Serve with skin or easily remove with a spoon, and serve with more lemon garlic sauce and lemon slices from the pan.
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