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Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon

by Olivia
Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon

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Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon 🍯🍋

We’re making a delightful and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any dinner table. This Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon is juicy, tender, and packed with delicious flavors from honey, lime, and garlic. It’s simple to prepare and perfect for a quick yet impressive meal. Let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This salmon recipe is a fantastic blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors. The honey adds a touch of sweetness, the lime brings a refreshing zest, and the garlic butter ties it all together with rich, savory goodness. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and ready in just under 30 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving

How to Make This Recipe:

  1. Preheat and Prep: 🔥 Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Season the Salmon: 🐟 Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper to taste and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Make the Sauce: 🍯 In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, minced garlic, honey, lime juice, and lime zest.
  4. Add Flavor: 🍋 Drizzle the honey lime garlic butter mixture evenly over each salmon fillet.
  5. Bake: 🍽️ Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. If you prefer a more golden top, broil for the last 2-3 minutes, being careful not to let it burn.
  6. Garnish and Serve: 🌿 Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped parsley for a pop of color and extra flavor, and serve immediately with lime wedges.

Variations:

  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce for a spicy twist.
  • Herbaceous Twist: Add some chopped dill or cilantro for a fresh, herbal flavor.
  • Maple Glaze: Swap the honey with maple syrup for a different sweet and savory profile.
Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon

Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon

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Equipment:

  • Baking sheet
  • Foil or parchment paper
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the oven or microwave to avoid drying out the salmon.

What to Serve with This Recipe:

This salmon pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Try it with roasted vegetables, a fresh green salad, steamed rice, or garlic mashed potatoes. A crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or a light rosé would complement the flavors nicely.

Tips:

  • For the best flavor, use fresh lime juice and zest.
  • Make sure not to overcook the salmon to keep it moist and tender.
  • Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.

FAQ:

 Can I use frozen salmon fillets?

Yes, just be sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before seasoning and baking.

What can I use instead of lime?

Lemon works well as a substitute and will give a slightly different but equally delicious flavor.

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Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon

Baked Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This salmon recipe is a fantastic blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper to taste and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, minced garlic, honey, lime juice, and lime zest.
Drizzle the honey lime garlic butter mixture evenly over each salmon fillet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. If you prefer a more golden top, broil for the last 2-3 minutes, being careful not to let it burn.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped parsley for a pop of color and extra flavor, and serve immediately with lime wedges.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 350 per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fat: 20g

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