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The Best Whole Baked Salmon Filet

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner


Easy whole salmon filet in the oven!


  • 1 (2 lb) salmon filet
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted (sub vegan butter for dairy free)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp regular paprika
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 1 lemon, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Mix the melted butter with the garlic, coconut sugar, and seasonings, then spread onto your salmon filet. Drizzle with the olive oil, then top with half of the lemon in thin slices.
  3. Bake for 16-21 minutes; cook time depends on thickness of your filet and how you prefer your salmon. When done cooking, squeeze lemon juice over the top and enjoy.