Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

I absolutely love salmon, but Ron is just so-so on it. I am always on the lookout for salmon recipes that I think he would enjoy. Recently, I saw Garlic Butter Baked Salmon posted on So Tasty, So Yummy and thought it sounded delicious! We love roasted garlic and I thought the flavors sounded amazing.  I have made roasted garlic butter before to use on potatoes and bread, but over a baked fish was sure to result in a tender and flavorful dinner. As suspected, the salmon was wonderful. The garlic butter flavor was rich and sharp, but went great with the hint of lemon and freshness from the parsley.  Verdict on Ron? He thought the salmon was delicious! I would not go as far to say that he wants salmon more often, but this was a step in the right direction. I serves this with roasted red potatoes and grilled asparagus- perfect sides dishes. 

If you are looking for a new way salmon recipe give this a whirl!

Last night I attended a surprise baby shower for my friend Angie. She is in town for a few days then en route to her new home in Seattle with her husband.  Plans changed a little for Friday (in a good way) because we are having a girls dinner with her at a favorite restaurant, Plae Bistro!  This Saturday we are taking a trip to the zoo with Kellen and a few friends in the morning and are going to have a cookout in the park later in the afternoon.  
Fingers crossed for nice weather!


1 whole garlic bulbs
3 tsp olive oil, divided
2 tsp butter
1-1 1/4 lb salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 Tbl fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh parsley, minced


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Remove the flaky shell  from garlic and cut the top off the garlic bulb. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil and wrap in heavy-duty foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until softened. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic into a food processor.  Add butter and remaining oil. Cover and process until completely blended; set aside.

Place salmon in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with lemon juice. Spoon 1 tablespoon garlic butter over each fillet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes (Salmon should be medium rare-medium, cook longer if you would like at a higher temperature). Sprinkle with parsley.