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Baked Parmesan rosemary salmon recipe

Baked Parmesan rosemary salmon recipe

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  • Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is easy but impressive, and utterly delicious. Salmon fillets are topped with butter, lemon, rosemary and garlic, then with Parmesan rosemary breadcrumbs, and baked till golden.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 (120g) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 45g butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30min

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a roasting tin. Arrange salmon fillets in tin and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of the rosemary and the garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle evenly over the salmon.
  3. Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and remaining rosemary. Sprinkle on top of the salmon.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork and top is golden brown.

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No-Fail Oven Baked Salmon

Place salmon fillets in a small casserole dish or glass baking dish. If you purchased salmon with skin, place the fillets skin side down (the skin easily peels off after it has been baked).

Generously salt and pepper the salmon.

Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the salmon and then drizzle olive oil over everything.

Add a slice of lemon and rosemary over each piece of fish (optional).

Let marinate in the fridge for about an hour. If you don't have an hour, just marinate for as long as you can. It will still be delicious even without marinating at all.

Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until fish easily flakes with a fork. Remove foil and turn up the heat on the oven to 425 degrees.

Add grated parmesan cheese to each piece of salmon. Bake for another 2 to 3 minutes until the salmon starts to look a little crispy.

Remove from the oven and serve right away. Yum!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 salmon fillets, Serving Size: 1 fillet
Amount Per Serving: 374 Calories | 20g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 46g Protein | 0g Net Carbs

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Oven-Baked Rosemary Salmon

Salmon is the most delicious fish! But you have to know how to prepare it, because if overcooked, salmon can be very dry and not juicy at all.


  • 7 ounces, weight Salmon Fillet
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ Lemon, Juiced
  • ⅓ teaspoons Dry Rosemary


Gently wash salmon fillet with cold water and dry with paper towels. Set aside.

Mix olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Pour 1/3 of marinade over salmon and marinate for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a small sheet pan with parchment paper.

Transfer salmon to prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Brush with 1/3 of marinade and bake for 5 minutes. Brush salmon again with remaining third of marinade and cook for another 5 minutes.

Sprinkle salmon with rosemary. Let rest at least 5–8 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Garlic Parmesan Salmon

We love cooking salmon in the oven as one big fillet. It's the easiest way to serve prepare it and serving it a dinner party always looks impressive. Let everyone go in with a fork and get their own portions &ndash community style. This salmon is covered in plenty of garlic and Parmesan for a tried and true favorite and the cook time couldn't be sweeter.

Have you made this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below!

finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400º and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix together oil, parsley, Parmesan, and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place salmon on prepared baking sheet and brush garlic mixture all over salmon.
  3. Cover with foil and bake until salmon is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with more Parmesan and serve with lemon wedges.

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Best Baked Salmon Recipe

Salmon is so delicious on its own that it doesn’t need much fuss. You let the freshness of the salmon shine with a few key seasonings to help bring out its natural flavors. My husband how loves seafood calls this one the best baked salmon recipe in the world. Who needs creamy, canned sauces? Let the freshness do the talking!

Baked Salmon Meal Ingredients

  • Fresh salmon fillet – don’t use frozen or you won’t have the most delicious results.
  • Lemon – lemon slices or lemon juice are always a perfect complement to seafood.
  • Garlic – adds the perfect pungent touch.
  • Rosemary – fresh herbs like rosemary are perfect salmon seasoning to bring out the best flavors.

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

For those that have never made fish at home, this easy baked salmon recipe will be your new go-to every time you want fresh fish. Cooking salmon in the oven is as simple as adding the salmon and seasonings to foil, sealing it up, and baking it to perfection!

How to Make Baked Salmon

The good news is oven baked salmon is one of the easiest ways to cook salmon and is one of the most forgiving. All you’ll need to do is preheat your oven to the right temperature, prep the foil for the salmon, add it in with the seasonings, seal it off, and bake your salmon in the oven. You’ll finish it with a quick broil to add the final touch of flavor!

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Baked Salmon Every Time

  • Always use fresh salmon! – It is never the same when it’s frozen.
  • Room temp – Be sure to let your salmon come to room temperature for 10 minutes before you begin baking it. This will ensure it cooks just right.
  • Seal the foil – For most oven baked salmon recipes, seal it up. This locks in the steam and juices as it cooks in the oven.
  • Don’t forget to broil! – Broil it at the end so the garlic gets the perfect flavor to complement the salmon.

Do I need to rinse salmon before cooking?

If your salmon is fresh, there is no need to do so. You can pat it dry after letting it sit out for 10 minutes if needed.

What should I season salmon with?

Salmon is such a tasty fish on its own that it barely needs any help from seasoning. With lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and fresh rosemary, it’s a simple way to bring out the flavor of the fish without overpowering it with salmon seasoning.

What herbs go well with fish?

So many people love dill with fish, but rosemary, which is used in this recipe, also complements it. It depends on the flavors you want to present, but experimenting with fresh herbs can help you find your ideal taste.

What is the healthiest way to cook salmon?

There are several healthy salmon recipes, but baking salmon is one of the healthiest ways to cook it. You use less oil and still come out with more flavor. Melted butter is commonly used on salmon but this recipe calls for olive oil as it is healthier.

Is salmon better in the oven or pan?

Salmon is definitely better in the oven. It’s easier cleanup plus your oven will get it to the perfect temperature. This method will keep you from scrubbing a baking pan by using foil.

Should I wrap salmon in foil when baking?

Yes, you absolutely should wrap it in foil to trap in the steam. At the end of the bake time, you’ll open it up and set your oven to broil to finish it off.

What do you soak salmon in before cooking?

Some people will soak salmon in a brine of salt water for 10 minutes before cooking. In this recipe, all you need to do is set it out to room temperature for 15 minutes while your oven preheats.

How to Bake Salmon in the Oven

Determining how long to cook salmon in the oven will depend on the size and thickness of your cut. A good temperature to cook salmon is 375°F. At a salmon cook temp of 375°F, 15-20 minutes is fairly accurate to cook through. You want to make sure your salmon internal temp reaches about 145°F. The best way to not overcook or undercook your salmon is to use a meat thermometer to check the baked salmon temp internally to make sure its reached 145°F.

Are you supposed to flip salmon in the oven?

No, there’s no need to flip your salmon over in the oven. The skin side will be facing down on top of lemon slices and rosemary sprigs which will keep it from sticking.

How do you bake salmon without overcooking it?

The trick is to cook it at a lower temperature. In this recipe, you’ll preheat the oven to 375F. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes depending on how thick it is. The internal temperature should be 145F when it’s finished.

What temperature should salmon be cooked at?

You’ll cook it at 375F until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 145F.

How long to bake salmon at 350?

At 350°F a 1 lb salmon fillet will take about 20 to 25 minutes for the salmon internal temp to reach 145°F.

How long to bake salmon at 375?

At 375°F a 1 lb salmon fillet will take about 15 to 20 minutes for the salmon internal temp to reach 145°F.

How long to bake salmon at 400?

At 400°F a 1 lb salmon fillet will take about 12 to 18 minutes for the salmon internal temp to reach 145°F.

How long to bake salmon at 425?

At 425°F a 1 lb salmon fillet will take about 7 to 12 minutes for the salmon internal temp to reach 145°F.

How do you keep salmon from drying out in the oven?

The olive oil and lemon in this recipe will keep your baked salmon fillet from drying out. Additionally, sealing the foil around it locks in all the juices and will keep the texture of your fish nice and moist.

Do you cook salmon in the oven covered or uncovered?

In this recipe, I recommend wrapping the salmon loosely in a foil packet. This traps in the steam and creates the perfect conditions to cook it fully without drying it out.

What is the white stuff that comes out of salmon when you bake it?

That’s just a harmless protein called albumin. It coagulates when the salmon is heated. Cooking with the skin-side down can help reduce the amount of albumin you see.

How to Cook Salmon

You can cook salmon in many ways. Many people enjoy cooking it on the stove, but I love baked salmon in foil with lemon and butter because it’s less hands-on, which is ideal for moms. Plus, that allows me to whip up some side dishes to round out the meal.

How Long to Bake Salmon

It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to bake your salmon. Much of it depends on the thickness of the salmon fillets you have. It should have an internal temperature of 145°F.

What is a good side dish with Salmon?

Salmon is so light and refreshing. You never want to overwhelm it with heavy sides. Asparagus, herb-roasted potatoes, couscous, quinoa, brussels sprouts, or a Greek salad would be lovely with this recipe.

How to Store Baked Salmon

If you have leftover baked salmon, put the remainder of it in airtight containers or wrap with aluminum foil. It will last up to 4 days in your fridge.

Can You Freeze Baked Salmon?

When you freeze your baked salmon, you can keep it for up to 6 months. This will make it an easy no-fuss meal on a hectic night.

How to Reheat Frozen Baked Salmon

With frozen baked salmon, you should take the container it’s frozen in and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. If you’re in a hurry, you can immerse that container in cold water.

Baked Rosemary Salmon in Foil

  • Author: Tastefulventure
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1 x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Seafood


  • 2 6oz wild Salmon fillets skinned (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • 4 – 5 fresh Rosemary sprigs
  • 4 turns of ground Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 4 – 5 turns ground Peppercorn
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Note: if you’re using frozen salmon and don’t have time to thaw 8-10 hours in the fridge. You can simply keep the frozen salmon in plastic wrap it came in and put it in a large bowl filled with cold water. Let sit for about 20 minutes or until thawed.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Line up 2 large pieces of tin foil onto a baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Add 1 salmon per tinfoil.
  5. Place slices of lemon under the salmon fillet.
  6. Drizzle Olive Oil over salmon.
  7. Add salt and pepper evenly over salmon.
  8. Place rosemary sprigs on top of salmon.
  9. Seal tin foil over salmon.
  10. Bake 20 minutes until salmon is nice and flakey.
  11. Enjoy!

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Rosemary Ranch Salmon

This Rosemary Ranch Salmon is delicious! The combo of the flavors creates a tender and savory sauce that is out of this world. If you’re looking for a baked salmon recipe, this seafood dinner is so easy and so delicious!


When my son was 15 months old he was sitting on my lap and headbutted me so hard that he broke my nose. It was undeniably broken.

There was a huge cracking noise and my nose looked ‘C’ shaped. The doctor had to reset my nose and straighten my septum.

While he was examining me, he offered to give me the perfect nose for free while I was already under. You know, shave a little off the sides and make it smaller.

I’ve never liked my nose. Growing up I was always self conscious that it was big so the offer intrigued me – for a second.

After talking it over with my husband he said, “Yeeaaah, no. It’s not like trying on a shirt. If you don’t like it, you can’t just take it off – you’re stuck with a Micheal Jackson nose. I like the nose I married.

I knew he was right and I also knew I wanted my kids to know where they got their noses from.

My point is, change isn’t always good. Sometimes it is though. Like this salmon. I known everyone has their particular way that they like to cook salmon and few like to vary from their way. But you have to try this!

This recipe comes from my friend Crystal who is an amazing cook and has her own blog Dangerously Delicious.

We’ve known each other for years and everything she makes is always the absolute best. This salmon is no exception. We had no leftovers and everyone was fighting for the last piece – yes, even the kids.

You’re going to start by sprinkling your salmon with kosher salt and then rinsing it with water. Pat it dry and give it a generous squeeze of lemon. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Fresh rosemary is a must here. I thought I would use this much but I ended up using half. Rosemary is very fragrant and I was afraid it would be overly herb tasting but the rosemary mellows out while baking. I used about a tablespoon of minced rosemary.

And here’s where you turn this salmon into a dish your kids will eat. Ranch. I know it sounds weird but mixed with the lemon and rosemary, it’s divine.

My kids eat salmon regularly and used to think it was pink chicken. I’ve now educated them that pink chicken isn’t something they ever want to actually eat.

Bake and then broil for the last couple of minutes until you get a few golden spots. So easy and so delicious.

How To Make Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Garlic lemon salmon with Parmesan and herbs is really easy to make. You’ll only have to use super simple ingredients. Aside from the salmon itself, it’s likely that you have everything you need in your fridge and pantry.

We repeat the Parmesan cheese in both the spread and topping layers. Other than that, you’ll need sea salt, pepper, mayonnaise, lemon zest, garlic, fresh herbs (dill and parsley), and butter. I pretty much always have them around!

The prep time for Parmesan crusted salmon takes about ten minutes. Yay for saving time, right?

Start by preheating the oven and laying out your salmon filet on a lined baking sheet. Season the fish with sea salt and black pepper.

We’ll make the spread and topping separately, then layer them. For the spread, whisk together some Parmesan, mayonnaise, lemon zest, and minced garlic. Apply the spread evenly on the salmon.

Save the lemon you used to create the zest – more on that in a second.

The crumble topping will have a different consistency than the spread. This includes more Parmesan, fresh parsley and dill. Mix in some melted butter to create a crumbly texture, then you can sprinkle it all over the salmon.

Pat lightly to make sure the crumbles are secure, but don’t fully submerge them in the spread underneath. Keeping them on top will create that texture we are going for.

This is where you get to use the lemon you had leftover. If you don’t have another use for it, squeeze it over the fish. This part is optional, but adds more yummy lemon-y flavor.

Baked herb crusted salmon is actually very quick in the oven! At 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how thick the fish is. It’s done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Pair the Parmesan crusted salmon with a big salad or some roasted veggies, and you have a delicious, quick dinner! Try my friend, Valentina’s baked salmon with avocado salsa for another twist on this delicious fish.

If you’re going the veggie route, you can even arrange them alongside the lemon salmon before placing into the oven, for an easy sheet pan meal. Choose softer veggies, or cut them into very small pieces, to ensure that they cook through enough in the short time that the salmon needs.

How to make Baked Salmon

So! If you have an oven and the ingredients as listed above, you too can bake some seriously good salmon. All the detailed instructions are listed in the recipe card below, but here are the highlights:

  1. Unwrap your salmon and press with paper towels to remove any extra moisture.
  2. In a small bowl, toss melted butter, garlic, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. It should look like damp sand after its been thoroughly mixed.
  3. Press the moist crumbs overtop the salmon to form a thin crust over the entire filet.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until thoroughly baked.
  5. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Broiled Salmon with Rosemary


  • 24 oz or 4 pieces of salmon
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh , chopped rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste



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Delicious and easy. I added a tsp of lemon infused olive oil to the rosemary/lemon juice and garlic baste along with salt and pepper. A very healthy quick and favorable dinner. Served with steamed broccoli.

Love how easy and delicious this recipe is!

Best Salmon recipe I have ever tried! Delish!!

I made this last night and it was wonderful! I didn’t have any garlic so left that out but the rosemary really put the fish over the top!

Gina , Gina, Gina …. this is FABULOUS! I cooked it in my air fryer at 380 degrees for 10 minutes and it was perfect. The whole time we were eating, my husband kept saying this is delicious. I felt like I was in a swanky restaurant (well except for the fact we were eating off of Fiesta dishes). Lol

Thank you so much for another winner. We ate it with a baked potato and your baked tomatoes with pesto and Parmesan cheese. Quick and easy yet totally delicious meal!