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Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter - The Culinary Compass

As a kid, I wasn’t a huge salmon fan. Something about the fishiness and the grey flaky skin always freaked me out when my mom served it to me. It was definitely one of those things I dreaded when she said that’s what was for dinner.

If she had served me this salmon that’s drenched in a lemon dill garlic butter, that might have been a different story. It reminds me of summer with how light the salmon is and how bright the lemon butter makes the whole dish and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love summer.

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter - The Culinary CompassThe sliced lemons on top aren’t necessary, but they sure do make it pretty. For some reason, having the whole fillet even makes me feel fancy. If you’re looking for a dish to serve to dinner guests and impress the heck out of them, here it is.

The best part of it? It takes little to no effort and is absolutely delicious. All you have to do is throw a few ingredients in some melted butter and slather it on the salmon. Cook it and you’re done! Just serve with some vegetables and rice and you’ve got a meal.

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon

Yield: 4-5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A bright and easy way to make Salmon with Lemon Dill Garlic Butter.


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dill, minced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-1.5 lb salmon fillet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine butter, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until combined.
  3. Place salmon fillet on parchment paper over a baking sheet and liberally wash with butter mix.
  4. Place in oven until salmon flakes with a fork, around 25 minutes.

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Adapted from All Recipes.


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Hey there! I'm Sam and if there are two things I love most in this world, it's food and travel... and my dog, Tucker. I'm using my little corner of the internet to explore everything I love and I'd love for you to join me!


Sunday 27th of March 2016

My daughter and I had this for our Easter dinner and it was AMAZING! !!! Simple, quick, easy, and SO much flavor!!! We'll be having this more often!!! Thank you!!!!!


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

I'm so glad to hear you liked it!! ?


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