I love me a good salmon recipe. Even more, I love me a good and EASY salmon recipe. I’m definitely one to just brush some salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper and pop it in the oven. Simply delicious. But throw a little butter and brown sugar on there, and you’ve got something special.
It takes minimal prep work to make a meal feel fancy, and taste delish. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s kinda how I roll.
Make people think you worked a lot harder than you actually did.
Butter Baked Salmon
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 pounds salmon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Fresh lemon juice
- Chopped scallions
- 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter and mix together with the brown sugar until well combined.
- 2) Place the salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet, and brush with the butter mixture. Sprinkle evenly with salt, and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes. In the last few minutes of cooking place under the broiler to create that golden color.
- 3) Remove and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and chopped scallions.
Nice recipe, I might try it but my goodness so many pop up boxes to check before one can even read the recipe.. not everyone wants to subscribe but just wants the recipe..
Thanks Carla. If I want to continue putting out free recipes, having the pop ups are what pays the bills. I know they’re annoying but I don’t have an option.
This was delicious and so simple! It’s a hit in our house 🙂 I have used coconut sugar and it still tastes great!
Thank you for sharing this recipie, I made this tonight, and it was amazing!! I am am going to freeze the leftover miso mixture in an ice cube tray for easy measurement in the future. For soft boiled eggs place eggs in 1″ boiling water, cover and cook for 6 minutes exactly, and they come out perfectly. Thanks again!
Never thought to put roasted tomatoes into a salad, but of course it goes so well with the roasted squash. I added roasted beets since I had some. Don’t have pine nuts; subbed pecans. For the dressing, I didn’t have orange/juice and the stores don’t yet have frozen or fresh cranberries, so I reconstituted dried with hot water. Made my own balsamic dressing with a bit of Dijon mustard. Added strips of grilled tempeh (I’m really not obsessed with protein, but just wanted to use it up).
Have you tried using molasses instead of brown sugar? The brown sugar kept leaving crystals all over my copper river red salmon, although it tasted fantastic the texture was off for me. I just recently tried adding a molasses rub and it came out fantastic.
Where do you get your fish from? I prefer catching my own, but this year I didn’t catch enough so I’ve been having to buy it. I love salmon that much!
Life is but a Dish
Thats a great idea! I’ll have to try that! I order my fish from a local farmers market delivery company and its great!