A Weeknight favorite, “Lemon Butter Baked Salmon.” It takes very little time and effort and it is absolutely delicious, buttery and flaky. My girls love that is pink and tasty; and It makes me very happy that I never have left overs. Is that weird? I think that only means that everyone loved their dinner.
I served this Salmon with the lentil salad I shared with you on my last post and a side of vegetables. It was a great meal from beginning to end.
In a small bowl, using a spoon mix 1 tablespoon butter, the juice of half a lemon, dry dill, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
If using a cast iron skillet (like I did) greased the bottom of the skillet with the remaining butter.
Place the salmon fillets flat side down and evenly spread the butter mixture on the fillets.
Slice the other half of lemon and add a slice on the top of each fillet. Baked for 10-15 minutes or until tender and flaky.
Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
I always try my hardest not to overcook my salmon. I like my salmon tender, juicy and flaky. I normally check after 10 minutes to make sure it is cooking properly. If it’s its not done by then I keep checking the salmon every two minutes until is perfect. Yes, I deserve a well cooked salmon and so do you.