Garlic Caper Butter Baked Salmon

This smooth baked salmon recipe takes approximately half-hour to make, calls for one pan, and tastes super. If you’re going to shop one salmon recipe for life, make it this one. Tender, flaky, smooth salmon baked in butter with garlic and capers. It’s one of the first-class matters we’ve made these days. Jump to the Easy Baked Salmon Recipe or study on to tips our recommendations for making it.

Garlic Caper Butter Baked Salmon
Garlic Caper Butter Baked Salmon


4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, preferably wild-caught

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon minced garlic

3 tablespoons drained capers

Chopped or torn fresh herbs like parsley, chives or dill

Half of a lemon quartered



  • How to make oven-baked salmon in a baking dish: Add the butter, garlic, and capers to a baking dish. Slide into the oven and cook until the butter is melted and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven then add the salmon fillets and spoon the butter mixture on top. Bake, covered, as directed in the method above.
  • How to tell when salmon is cooked: Your best bet for checking if salmon is cooked, is a thermometer — we cook salmon to 125 degrees F, which means it will be soft, tender and slightly pink in the center. For a visual cue, look for the flesh to be somewhat opaque. Also, when inserting a knife into the salmon, it should slide through easily.
  • Cook time: Depending on the type and thickness of the salmon you are baking, cook time will vary. The cook times suggested above are for middle cut fillets, about 1-inch thick. For thinner fillets or end pieces, check the salmon a bit earlier. For thicker fillets, you may need an additional 5 to 10 minutes of bake time.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtasteNUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1 (6-ounce) fillet / Calories 357 / Total Fat 21.7g / Saturated Fat 9.3g / Cholesterol 107mg / Sodium / Carbohydrate 1.6g / Dietary Fiber 0.4g / Total Sugars 0.2g / Protein 37.3gAUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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