Simple ingredients yield delicious results in this easy Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon recipe, which can be made in 30 minutes or less! Salmon fillets are drizzled with a citrusy garlic butter, topped with fresh lemon slices, wrapped in a foil packet, and oven baked until tender and flaky.
Whisk melted butter, garlic, basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Layer a piece of parchment paper that is slightly smaller than the foil on top.
Lay salmon fillets on paper with a slight gab between each one.
Pour half of the lemon-basil sauce over salmon fillets. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.
Top each fillet with one lemon slice.
Close paper and aluminum foil around salmon to make a packet. Bake salmon for 14-16 minutes without undoing the foil packet.
Open the foil packet, pour remaining lemon-basil sauce over fillets and return salmon to oven under a High broil for 5-7 minutes. (Make sure you tear off or fold down any parchment paper that might be sticking up!)
Watch salmon closely while broiling. Once salmon starts to brown slightly, remove from oven and serve immediately. See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #1