This Sheet Pan Lemon Basil Salmon is a deliciously quick and easy weeknight meal that’s healthy and flavorful. This easy salmon recipe only needs 15 minutes on the pan.
If you sometimes feel promptings [or read articles] that say you probably need to add more healthful fish into the dinner rotation, you’re soooo not alone.
Pretty much everywhere I turn, I’m reading or hearing about how to add more omega-3’s or incorporate more wild salmon onto our plates. Runner’s World, I’m looking at you.
I gotta admit: I’d much prefer a [big] serving of well seasoned salmon, rather than pop omega-3 pills. I do love tossing a teaspoon or two of flax into my Omega-3 Chocolate Cake but that’s not a daily occasion.
I also enjoy a Chia Seed Pudding as much as the next gal, but somehow I’m the one that always gets chia seeds stuck in my two front teeth. Sadly, I’ve stopped adding chia seeds to my Acaí Berry Smoothie Bowls in public.
But an easy, flavorful salmon recipe…I’m in. Anytime. Anywhere.
Welcome to the table, Sheet Pan Lemon Basil Salmon.
How to make sheet pan lemon basil salmon
Aside from a nice, thick piece of salmon, you’ll need just a few fresh ingredients to make this salmon recipe come alive.
Fresh basil and freshly squeezed lemon juice + zest are key. Simply combine those with garlic, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper for amazing flavors.
This lemon basil salmon needs only 15 minutes on the sheet pan total. You’ll roast it for 10 minutes and then finish it off with a 5-minute high broil for gorgeous browning and color.
This broiled salmon literally comes together in about 20 minutes, from start to finish. Be sure to line your sheet pan with foil for way-easy clean up. Pretty much no clean up, really.
We’re willing to bet that your peeps will deem your lemon basil salmon way better than what you’d get at many restaurants.
Why we love this sheet pan lemon basil salmon
- It’s crazy easy and delicious
- It tastes like you spent SO much more time than you did
- You only spent 20 minutes on it
- It’s tender on the inside and browned on the exterior
- There’s like zero cleanup
Oh, and this: omega-3’s 😉
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This Sheet Pan Lemon Basil Salmon is a deliciously quick and easy weeknight meal that’s healthy and flavorful. This salmon recipe only needs 15 minutes on the pan.
2-lb salmon fillet, about 1-inch thick
zest of 1 large lemon
juice of half of the lemon
2 TB freshly chopped basil leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 TB extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for pan
Preheat oven to 375F with rack on lower middle position. Line a large sheet pan with foil and grease the foil with some olive oil. Set aside.
Use paper towels to pat-dry the salmon fillet, ensuring that excess moisture is removed. Place salmon on the greased/foil lined sheet pan.
In a small bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients until combined. Evenly spread the mixture over the top of salmon. Roast for 10 minutes in preheated oven. Carefully but quickly take salmon out, move rack to upper position, and place salmon back on rack. Set to high broil for 5 minutes or until top is nicely browned, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat immediately. Serve with extra slices of lemon.
Keywords: fish, salmon, dinner, main, baking
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