Garlic Butter Salmon

When the weather’s fine (or hot, muggy and very sticky – I’m looking at you, London!) the last thing you want to do is spend hours hovering over a hot stove.

You want clean, fresh flavours, meals that fill you up and keep you going without sending you into a bloated food coma.

Well, how about a quick, easy, delicious, nutritious little number you can whip up in minutes?

This is just such a recipe!

Heavenly buttery salmon that falls into flakes at the slightest touch and melts in the mouth.

It’s a very forgiving recipe (fool proof in fact) so you can play around with the quantities depending on how many you’re feeding.

For two you’ll need:

1 large fillet of salmon (about 300-400g or use individual fillets)

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon honey

1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 a lemon – sliced

Salt + pepper

Handful of torn fresh parsley leaves

Tin foil

Pop your oven on to 190C/375f, take out a baking sheet and some tin foil. You’re going to make a package for the salmon so tear off as much as you need. Lay the foil on to the baking tray and slice up your lemon.

Lay your lemon slices onto the foil. Place the salmon on top.

Fold your foil up into a little open-topped boat, making sure the ends are good ‘n’ sealed.

Now you can make your garlic butter.

In a pan gently fry your garlic, dry herbs and butter together. It should only need a minute or two. Sprinkle in a little salt & pepper.

Pour over your salmon.

Smell that garlic!

Fold the top of the foil over to seal.

Place on the middle shelf of your oven for 15-20 mins, until cooked through.

Once it’s done, sprinkle with parsley.

You can portion it up onto plates or serve the whole thing family style in the middle of the table.

Be sure to get a good drizzle of that sauce!

Pair with a fresh salad or fluffy new potatoes – ideal for butter dipping.

Summer suppers don’t come much butter than this.

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  • That looks absolutely delicious! Will definitely be trying this recipe soon, haven’t eaten Salmon in ages! x

  • That looks delicious!

  • Sounds lovely! Another thing that my mum has been making for years is doing the same parcel ‘trick’ with pesto – literally incredible, the flavours are lovely and I’m sure that it would work perfectly with your homemade pesto! xxx

  • Miss N

    Rosie, thanks for another easy recipe. Sure it will taste incredible (always does from you!). What is honey for?

  • Looks delicious! Think I will make this for me and my 18 month old she loves fish!

  • dp julie

    Looks like a nice meal. However I think I will try this one with trout which is quite similar to salmon but with less toxins. I just started working for an events company in London with many food/cooking related events and it made me more aware about eating homecooked meals with healthy products! This recipe seems perfect for me as a beginner.

  • El Hope

    I assume the honey goes with the garlic butter? I am making this recipe tonight. Thanks for sharing.