Baked salmon with lemon and butter


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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 600 g salmon
  • 2⁄3 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 125 g butter
  • 2⁄3 lemon


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2

Grease a large baking dish with olive oil. Place the salmon, with the skin-side down, in the prepared baking dish. Generously season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Slice the lemon thinly and place on top of the salmon. Cover with half of the butter in thin slices.

Step 4

Bake on middle rack for about 20–30 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

Step 5

Heat the rest of the butter in a small sauce pan until it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and let cool a little. Gently add some lemon juice.

Step 6

Serve the fish with the lemon butter and a side dish of your choice. See below for suggestions.

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