Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner: Oven Baked Salmon

By grace.g.yang ยท March 30, 2010
Under: American,Cheap Eats,Dinner,Lunch,My Life,Recipes

I absolutely love to prepare salmon for dinner because it’s quick, easy, and really delicious. David and I had this on Monday night and I had the salmon in a salad for lunch on Tuesday. The recipe requires very few ingredients (and I think most should be in your pantry, especially if you have ever followed my other weeknight dinner recipes).

Oven Baked Salmon


1 pound salmon
Garlic Powder
1 Lemon


First, preheat your oven to 475 degrees. While the oven is preheating, place the salmon (skin side down) on a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread a thin layer of salt on the salmon:


Next, spread a layer of garlic powder on the salmon:


Then add some freshly ground black pepper to the fish:


Cut your lemon in half and squeeze half of the juice on the salmon. Cut the other half into slices and place on the fish:


Place the salmon in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes (depending on how thick the tuna is):


Serve with a side of vegetables (we did a side salad with avocados) or stir fry some spinach with garlic to serve on the side!

Cost Breakdown:

1 pound salmon – $6.99
Salt – free
Pepper – free
Garlic Powder – free
1 Lemon – $0.45

Total: $7.44

Reader Comments

I typically make the same dish but with rosemary. never thought to use garlic powder. I will try it next time!

btw- it was lovely to meet you that night at Vig! How random..!

Written By Saemee on March 31st, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

It’s so easy to make salmon at home; I should do it more often! I recently tried a mixture of honey + dijon mustard; slathered it on and just baked it. Very good!

Written By waisze on April 1st, 2010 @ 11:19 am

I first brushed the salmon very lightly with olive oil, and subsituted tarragon for the garlic powder – it turned out GREAT.

Written By Vic on September 27th, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

Will try this ๐Ÿ™‚

Written By marie on January 6th, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

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