Garlic Caper Butter Baked Salmon
Garlic Caper Butter Baked Salmon
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Garlic Caper Butter Baked Salmon

shared by Jennifer


  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Serves: 4 people


  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, preferably wild-caught
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons drained capers
  • Chopped or torn fresh herbs like parsley, chives or dill
  • Half of a lemon, quartered


  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper about 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt for 1 1/2 pounds of salmon.
  3. Melt the butter in a wide oven-safe skillet over medium heat. When the butter is bubbling, stir in the garlic and capers. Cook, stirring, until warm, about 1 minute. Take the skillet off of the heat.
  4. Add the salmon fillets, skin-side down, to the skillet. Tilt the pan so that butter pools on one side, and then spoon garlic caper butter over each fillet.
  5. Cover the skillet with a sheet of aluminum foil or cover with parchment paper by loosely tucking it around the salmon.
  6. Bake the salmon, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover, and then spoon more of the butter over the salmon. Continue to roast, uncovered, until your desired doneness, 5 to 10 minutes more, depending on how thick the salmon is. Cook salmon until an instant-read thermometer reads 125 degrees Fahrenheit when inserted into the thickest part.
  7. Alternatively, you can finish cooking the salmon under the broiler for some extra color on top. Watch closely so the fish does not overcook.
  8. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the baked salmon, sprinkle with lots of fresh herbs, and serve with another spoonful of the garlic caper butter on top.

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Recipe Source: Joanne

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