Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Posted: March 15

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Garlic Butter Baked Salmon doesn't just serve up flaky, tender, flavorful fish; it's actually a whole meal on one sheet pan! Golden roasted, hearty potatoes and garden-fresh, lemony asparagus cooked alongside fatty fish ensures you have everything you could want for dinner in a single dish! Infused with garlic and butter throughout, Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is transcendently tasty. In only 35 minutes, you can have a full meal hot and ready to eat. You'll be amazed at what a single sheet pan can do.


• 1 pound fingerling potatoes or Yukon golds, halved • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced and divided • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, divided • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinless • 2 tablespoons parsley, freshly chopped • 1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed and divided • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and divided • 18 spears asparagus, woody ends removed • 2 tablespoons dry white wine • 1 lemon, optional, sliced, for garnish


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes with olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Step 3

Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the baking sheet.

Step 4

Roast until the potatoes are just starting to soften and brown, about 15 minutes.

Step 5

Push the potatoes to one side of the sheet pan.

Step 6

Arrange the salmon fillets in a single layer in the center of the baking sheet.

Step 7

Rub the salmon evenly with 1 1/2 tablespoons of garlic and the parsley.

Step 8

Add the asparagus to the other side of the baking sheet.

Step 9

Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup melted butter.

Step 10

Pour the butter mixture over the asparagus and the salmon.

Step 11

Season the salmon, asparagus, and potatoes with the remaining salt and pepper.

Step 12

Return the baking sheet to the oven and cake until the salmon is cooked through, opaque, and flaky at 145 degrees F and the potatoes are golden and fork-tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 13

In a small bowl, combine the remaining garlic, the remaining butter, the remaining lemon juice, and the dry white wine.

Step 14

Serve the salmon, potatoes, and asparagus with lemon slices and the butter lemon sauce.

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