Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon is an easy, delicious main dish you’ll love! Salmon fillets are topped with cheese, spices and garlic, then baked!
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We love salmon in our home, and make it about once a week, using various recipes and methods of cooking. It’s SO GOOD!
Making this yummy dish is as simple as stirring up a cheesy herb topping, spreading it on pieces of salmon, wrapping them in foil, then baking until done. That’s it!
The salmon fillets are covered with a topping that is made of Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. Cooking the salmon in foil pouches really helps to seal in flavor!
The topping ingredients give the baked salmon lots of deliciousness! Here’s how to make this easy main dish.
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Prepare The Salmon Fillets
Pat the salmon fillets dry, using paper towels to absorb excess moisture. I use skinless fillets when I make this recipe, but if you only have “skin-on”, that will be perfectly fine, too!
Set the “dried” fillets aside while you make the herb and cheese topping.
Make The Parmesan Herb Topping
To make the topping, place softened butter, lemon juice, minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and fresh chopped parsley in a small bowl.
TIP: You want to use butter that is really soft (but NOT melted!), to bind all the ingredients together EASILY!
Use a fork to mix these ingredients together. It should be easy to mix these ingredients together, thanks to the soft butter.
Keep combining the ingredients together until the butter has been completely blended in. The mixture will be thick and “slightly” crumbly.
Add The Seasoned Topping To The Salmon
Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet, then spray the foil lightly with non-stick baking spray.
NOTE: The foil will need to be large enough to completely cover and seal the fish inside when it’s time to bake.
Lay the pieces of salmon on the foil, leaving a little bit of space between the pieces. Cover the top of the fish with the cheesy herb topping, dividing the mixture evenly between the two fillets.
Cooking The Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon
Bring the edges of the foil up and over the salmon, and crimp all edges tightly closed, to prevent air from escaping.
Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven. Bake the salmon at 425°F (218.3°C) for about 10-12 minutes.
When done, carefully open the foil pouch, fully exposing the parmesan herb baked salmon.
Turn the oven to BROIL, place the baking sheet about 6 inches from the broiler element, and broil for 1-2 minutes, to give the fish a nice light brown color.
Keep an eye on the salmon as it broils, to ensure it doesn’t burn or overcook. Remove the salmon from the oven, and serve immediately.
Serve The Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon
Serve the parmesan herb baked salmon immediately after removing it from the oven. Transfer the salmon to individual plates. Drizzle with melted butter remaining in the foil pouch.
If desired, garnish each piece with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and a lemon wedge. We enjoy this pop of citrus flavor when we squeeze lemon juice on the salmon!
I really hope you have the chance to try this simple, delicious main dish, and trust you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.
The recipe (as written below) makes two servings, but can EASILY be doubled or tripled, to suit your needs.
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Looking For More SALMON Recipes?
You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have a nice variety of delicious salmon recipes for you to check out, including:
- Salmon In Lemon Butter Herb Sauce
- Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
- Garlic Lime Baked Salmon
- Orange And Rosemary Glazed Salmon
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Recipe adapted from (and with thanks to) Alyssa Rivers at: https://therecipecritic.com/baked-parmesan-garlic-herb-salmon-in-foil/
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Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon is an easy, delicious main dish you'll love! Salmon fillets are topped with cheese, spices and garlic, then baked!
- 10 ounces salmon fillets (2 fillets- 5 oz. each) with or without skin
- 1½ Tablespoons butter (softened)
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1½ Tablespoons fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
Preheat oven to 425℉ (218.2℃). Place a large piece of foil on a baking sheet, and coat it with non-stick spray.
Pat the salmon fillets dry, using paper towels to absorb moisture.
Place softened butter, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and fresh chopped parsley in a small bowl. Use a fork to combine these ingredients well.
Lay both salmon fillets in the middle of prepared foil, leaving space between the pieces. Cover top of fish with cheese/herb topping, dividing evenly between fillets. Bring edges of the foil up and over the salmon; crimp all edges closed, to prevent air from escaping.
Bake at 425°F (218.3°C) for 10-12 minutes. When done, carefully open foil pouch, exposing salmon. Turn oven to BROIL, place fish about 6 inches from the broiler element (still in foil on baking sheet). Broil 1-2 minutes, to lightly brown. Keep an eye on salmon as it broils, to ensure it doesn't burn.
To serve, transfer salmon to serving plates. Drizzle with melted butter left in foil pouch. Serve immediately. If desired, garnish each piece with Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
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