Weeknight meals don’t have to be boring!
This recipe for Baked Salmon with Dill and Garlic Butter is anything but.
It’s a simple yet impressive dish that features beautifully tender salmon infused with the delightful flavours of garlic, lemon, and fresh dill.

Imagine perfectly flaky salmon fillets, glistening with a golden, herb-flecked garlic butter sauce.
The fresh aroma of dill and lemon fills the air, promising a burst of flavour in every bite.

Plated baked salmon with roasted asparagus

Easy Baked Salmon with Lemony Dill Butter

Take your salmon to the next level with this dill and garlic butter baked salmon recipe. Learn how to bake it to tender perfection and bring out the flavours in this delightful dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Australian, New Zealand
Servings 4 serves
Calories 400 kcal


  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon


  • 4 salmon fillets 150g each, skin-on
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the 2 Tbsp softened butter, 1 Tbsp fresh dill, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and the 1 clove minced garlic. Season with Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Place the 4 salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down. Spread the garlic butter mixture evenly over the top of each salmon fillet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.



Recipe Tips:
  1. For a crispier skin, Turn so skin-side is up and Broil/Grill the salmon on high for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
  2. Feel free to substitute other fresh herbs like parsley or chives for the dill.
  3. To add a touch of sweetness, drizzle the salmon with a little honey before baking.

Serving Suggestions:

  1. Enjoy this Smoked Salmon Salad on its own for a light lunch or pair it with crusty bread sticks.
  2. For a more substantial meal, serve it over a bed of quinoa or Jasmin Rice.
  3. Serve over a bed of potato salad for a delicious option.
  4. Pair with roasted asparagus or green beans for a well-rounded meal.
Keyword Baked Salmon

1 Comment

Moana Tuputala · 24/04/2024 at 12:54 pm

5 stars
This feed is just lovely. I do like my seafood with buttery type sauces, this is perfect.

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